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This is the place where I voice my political views as a Catholic conservative wife and mom.
Attending my first School board meeting, I was saddened to see that the corrupt, turf-dwelling, partisan strategies are in play here as well. The Covid,19 nonsense ruled the day with the decision to make all students from pre-K to 12th grade, along with staff, teachers, and visitors wear masks at all times whilst on the grounds of all Pitt county campuses and buildings.
To makes this decision clearly understandable with the dynamics of what this will look like, (oh bless them, they will allow all the children to be able to attend school in person and 'be safe and healthy" at the same time!) allow me to give you a visual on this reality.
Each child, pre-K to 12th grade will be required to don a face mask, covering their mouths and noses at all times during their time on their campus. What that entails is this:
1) A mask. There is no requirement, standard of code, or type of fabric used...just something covering their mouths and noses...that's all that will be required to make all the adults happy.
2) Wearing the mask. Whether it is moved around, rubbed on, sneezed in, spit in, taken off, put back on, stuffed in a bookbag, dropped on the floor......just have it on...doesn't matter where its been, just put it on your face.
Sounds pretty unsanitary,
3) Keep the mask on. Hours and hours of re-breathing the carbon dioxide that the body gets rid of, spewing spit, snot, food, facial oils, etc. Just keep that mask on their faces.
4) Have a mask every day. After a long day at school wearing the same mask, who knows where it goes, in the washer? In a pocket? Stuffed in a drawer, or gym bag. Maybe it doesn't get washed at all? Maybe, just maybe that same face mask bearing all the hours and hours of spit, oil, snot, dirt, and whatever dries up, gets worn again the next day....and the next day.....and the next day without ever seeing the inside of a clothes washer much less a rinse out at the water fountain.
Again, sounds very unsanitary
5) Masks on your face please. Who monitors these face masks, these virus stopping, health saving, world preserving pieces of fabric? Who makes sure every student has a clean one to be muzzled with?
All in all, these board members, that refused to listen to the parents, even on a survey that revealed that 60+% of the parents wanted masks to be OPTIONAL, not mandatory, took this decision upon themselves, evidently feeling that they know more than the parents do and made masks mandatory for all personnel, students, and visitors.
Where is the credibility for these decisions. It is well known, by those who do not listen to the driveby media, president, and statesmen of various blue sides of the aisle, that children are far less likely to contract, spread, or die from this Wuhan virus that came to us during a election year.
According to an article in "American Institute for Economic Research" by Paul E. Alexander, Ph.D in March 10, 2021, entitled, "Masking Children: Tragic, Unscientific, and Damaging." Dr. Alexander says that the "mask has become so politicized that it prevents rational consideration of the evidence (even across political lines) and drives levels of acrimony, invidious actions, disdain, and villainy among wearers to each other who feel threatened by the individual who will not or cannot wear a mask."
In other words, the masks are causing more social and emotional damage than protecting one from the virus that has a curability rate of 99% across the board in all the ages.
When will this nightmare end....... when?
As a grandparent of 3 beautiful children, one of which will be school age next year, I would like to ask you a favor. The air is filled with information about the education of our children, what they will be learning, what they should be learning, and what they are learning presently. As an American citizen my entire life, I know that our history is filled with human superiority as well as our iniquities. It appears we are back in the same battles we fought in 1861-65 and the again in the 50s and 60s.
This country, throughout its history, has been the destination of choice for people around the world desiring an opportunity for freedom, and ability to raise their families in a place where they could be happy, seek their dreams, and prosper. Nowhere else in this world can anyone say this, but as of late, America has become a very violent, divisive county where the government, the mainstream media, and our education system seem to be pulling its citizens apart. Our college students are rioting in the streets, destroying property, businesses, and basically disturbing the pursuit of happiness that is a distinct part of our declaration of Independence.
Now, the NEA is attempting to change how our children from grades K-12 look at each other and themselves! Instead of the soul of a child, they seem to be concentrating on the color of their skin! America is teaching our children to hate, disrespect, and disown the very values our country was founded upon. I have listened to Ms. Becky Pringle, president of the NEA about their directives and I read their Item 39 for the 21-22 school year. Plans of national days of action, joining allegiance to BLM in schools and honoring a movement that has destroyed property and has not been known to be a peaceful organization with its members yelling at diners at restaurants and burning police cars and businesses. This would not be an appropriate attachment for educational purposes for the children, much less communities.
This letter today is a request that you consider my point of view and understand that to best educate our children it is not by showing them their differences, but to show them what they have in common, our rich heritage as a country desired by so many around the world. To teach them about the declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the Federalist papers, how the designers of our republic worked and died for this country. They should learn the great testimonies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Booker T. Washington, Justice Clarence Thomas, and Dr. Ben Carson, among so many more showing our children that one can accomplish almost anything they desire, if they only work hard for it. Get rid of the divisive, tyrannical curricula of slavery-ridden history, we fought that war twice! Everyone can achieve their goals. Everyone, but no one should ever be taught to hate others or even themselves due to their skin color...no one.
My family is completely against any type of Critical/Culturally Race/responsive Theory/teaching in our public schools. The children must also NOT be wearing masks.
My 96 year old mother-in-law broke her hip two weeks ago and never really recovered. My husband had to have her moved to palliative care and when that wasn't the answer for her, she was moved to hospice. The doctor told my husband yesterday that he would be surprised if she was still here in a week. Our daughters decided that they wanted to say their goodbyes. I went with them, since we have our little grandson with us. At the door, this lady told me she needed to take my temperature, I brushed her away and continued to my mother-in-law's room, tired of this non-scientific crap. The lady didn't insist and told me which room my mil was in. I wondered how she knew who I was visiting, but figured I had evaded that annoying process.
Once in the room, I was pretty taken by her appearance. Basically, how was she still living, I thought. Her breathing was very labored. Both our daughters were teary-eyed, so I quickly said, "Let's pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet", both agreed. As we were praying, a nurse came in, ignoring her, we continued through to the finish of our prayer. As we finished, the nurse asked who didn't get their temperature taken at the front door. She looked straight at me and said, "I'm guessing it was you." She had the temperature gun at the ready, I said I didn't need my temperature taken, she said if you don't you need to leave. I told her that I had already been in here for several minutes and that I didn't have a temperature. She said I needed to leave if I didn't get my temperature taken. I asked her how much of this nonsense does she believe. She said it's the rules. She walked out of the room saying that she was going to call someone...I didn't get what she said.
Anyway, I decided to leave and get my husband back in here to be with his mother since I felt like she would go any moment. We switched places watching our 1 year old grandson in the car while our youngest daughter finished saying her goodbyes. I heard sirens, but figured it was an ambulance, but a few minutes later I saw 2 police officers go up to the door of the place and then come out and start scanning the parking lot. I slumped down in the seat and the baby and they passed me by.
Unbelievable, that nurse called the police on me! Luckily, they didn't see me and after my daughter came out we left without incident. The police had left a few minutes before that, but I was shaking in my shoes!!
What kind of country do we live in now??
There are times when one has to just stop and do their own research. Sometimes, it is just merely looking around to see what has changed. I have been doing both for some time. Unfortunately, as my previous post referred to, we didn't see the drip, drip, drip of the evil invading our world.
We thought the era of the Bushes was good, after all they were former military men, good family men (we thought) and they were Republicans. Clinton came in between them and answered such questions like "What kind of underwear do you wear?" and making his first presidential action with the "Don't Ask/Don't Tell" order for the military. Shaking my head.
Then came George W who faced the 911 attack and continued the war in the middle east throughout his presidency. Obama, who basically came out from nowhere, was a deepstate (DS) pick against a weak McCain/Palin ticket and for the next eight years, relit and stoked the racial war between the blacks and whites every chance he could find. No other president got involved, much less had time to get involved in local issues like Obama. Every chance he had, he stoked the racial fires in communities. He went abroad and made "apology" tours to other countries about the American citizenry being a non-Christian and pathetically racial people. He and the Democratic party worked to get their "16-year Plan" put in motion. Alinsky was the author of their play book:
How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:
"First, I have been shocked at the unprecedented exertion of power by the government since last March - issuing unilateral decrees, ordering the closure of businesses, churches, and schools, restricting personal movement, mandating behavior, and suspending indefinitely basic freedoms. Second, I was and remain stunned - almost frightened - at the acquiescence of the American people to such destructive, arbitrary, and wholly unscientific rules, restrictions, and mandates."