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Standing up for Human Rights and For Freedom

Ignore the in-my-face obvious issues and lend all of my attention to unwarranted, groundless non-issues? Not happening!

Ronald Wilson Reagan (R) 40th President of the United States of America

Ronald Wilson Reagan (R) 40th President of the United States of America

Standing Up for our Fundamental Rights

The Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis (R), did not enact mask mandates for the 2021/2022 school year, but that didn't stop many of the progressive, left-leaning, rights-robbing, in many cases, outright radical, school districts from defying him.

Much as they have done, against every decision he has made, since the pandemic began!

Many of these school districts have forced children to wear masks all day long, while on school grounds, whether their Parents have objected or not.

In spite of the Governor's decision to keep it optional and up to Parents to decide.

As a result, many Parents in Florida, have been showing up and speaking out on behalf of their children and on behalf of their Rights, at local School Board Meetings.

This has been going on at School Board Meetings all across the Country.

It has been the case in my County. The latest, which I had planned to attend, chose a start time at the precise time, many Parents would be dropping off their kids at school, and/or leaving for work.

So, as a result, many of us had to tune into a live stream of the meeting, instead.

Live stream is a great alternative for meetings/discussions and votes, which involve our children, whenever we cannot attend in person.

Incidentally, although the meeting started early in the day, it ended up going on into the evening.

Those who spoke, didn't just show up, they had done their home work and they were prepared!

While those who wish to protect the institution of freedom, individual and parental rights at all costs, dominated the meeting, there were a few who spoke, who, no doubt, are living in fear, in the shadow of the virus and they do not care to live there alone.

They wish for everyone to live there with them!

There were Parents who spoke who have very sick, very vulnerable children and, understandably, they're very passionate when speaking of taking every precaution possible to protect them

Since the pandemic began, there has been no evidence of any person or group who doesn't understand these particular, case by case, situations!

But, there were one too many speaking who seemingly had only two goals; to spread fear and to guilt those who do not wish to join them in spreading fear.

I, personally, think the fearful group would wrap their kids in cellophane or bubble wrap from head to toe, if someone from the Government suggested that they do so....and I think the fearmongers would wrap the mouths of those continually speaking of their individual rights in cellophane, in order to silence them - if only they could!

These two groups of speakers, presented as if Covid-19 is the first and only viral disease/sickness to ever come along, which has the potential, to do harm, all while unconditionally trusting Government to do the right thing.

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Incidentally, the Freedom-loving crowd continually reminded these two mindsets that they already have the option of masking their kids, will soon have the option of vaccinating them and that they should absolutely do so, if that's what they feel is in their best interest.

I understand that one school of thought is as passionate as the next, when it comes to this matter.

While one group focuses on their personal rights and Government infringing on them, while they push to keep masking optional, case by case, their rights as the Parents to choose, etc.; the other group(s) push against them!

They want Government, not Parents, making decisions, giving them more and more control over our lives and they don't hesitate, they don't blink an eye.

However, they don't like the decisions our Governor is making and they have no reservations when it comes to pushing back...against him!

More than one Parent/Spokesperson, attempted to make the case for just handing it all over to Government. (unless, of course, it's a Conservative Governor or President, that's different)

They were completely blase' about something that is so instrumental in insuring a future, with any kind of meaning, for all of us!

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The Pulse of America

It also struck me, more then once throughout the meeting, this is a good gauge of where we are today in the United States of America -

Divided.

Divided between those who embrace and cherish their freedom, their liberty, their fundamental rights and recognize that all, are currently in great jeopardy, certainly for their children and future generations and those who don't embrace, nor cherish theirs and seem to be ready and willing to exchange them for what they believe, Government can, will, and must do for them.

One group looks within for any and all decisions regarding them, their families, their future and one looks to Government for these decisions.

Each and every time they do so, they empower the Government that much more, but they are seemingly okay with that.

I blame the latter school of thought on the lack of a proper education, in what is now becoming, an indoctrinated Nation.

One such indoctrinated, agitated, high school student spoke so casually of the Government just mandating masks and vaccines for everyone, as if this would just fix every problem, once and for all.

It really struck me, while listening to her; she isn’t living, she is existing in fear and wrapped up in ignorance and although I adamantly disagreed with everything she was saying, I felt very sorry for her and others just like her.

All who have never been taught even the basics of individual Liberty.

Indoctrinated to the point, where they dismiss their Rights as if dismissing/swatting away, an annoying gnat!

I also thought about the words of Ronald Reagan, shared at the start of this article

Again, it bears repeating; they are living in fear of a virus and they are living in fear of those of us, who who are not living in fear with them

Those of us who cannot and will not give up on our sacred Rights, understand what is at stake, but a trembling teenager who has {apparently} been taught to fear her rights, not embrace them, grows frustrated with us!

Perhaps, for the first time in her life, she was in an environment, where she was in the minority and that was something that she could not come to terms with and that could be part of it, if I am giving her the benefit of doubt.

What we don't need {on top of everything else} are Parents and Students assisting in the handing over of our rights --- handing over freedom, in the process!

At the end of the day, the School Board made the right decision; to honor the law and keep masks optional for students.

God Bless all the States in the midst of these often heated battles, as decisions are being made, which can have long term repercussions on our children

Perhaps, when all is said and done, more young people will begin to recognize for themselves, what is truly at stake!

In the meantime, we must stand firm and resist and push back, as the robbers of Rights have no problem doing, so eagerly and so foolishly getting in the way of freedom!

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There are Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics/Firefighters/E.M.T.’s, Military, Police Officers, etc., who have been on the front lines for nearly two years, without a COVID-19 vaccine, handling their duties and then some, heroically!

Now, suddenly, because there’s a vaccine available, which is a wonderful thing for those most vulnerable or for the fearful, these same heroes are being threatened by local, State or Federal Government, with losing theirs jobs, if they don’t get the vaccine!

Citizens of a free Country have choices; take the vaccine/don’t take the vaccine, they should never be mandated to do so, against their will.

After all that has been asked of them, Government now dares to dictate what their next move must be?

Threatening them with losing their jobs, if they don’t do as they are told and get the jab, is not only a kick in the gut, it is rights-robbing.

We are not a one size fits all mass of carbon copies, we are each unique to the other, with unique situations and, therefore, various reasons exist, case by case, for taking the vaccine or not taking the vaccine

Government was never intended to be a part of individual or family decisions, such as this; their role, is quite the opposite, they are in place to protect our God-given Rights!

Freedom in My Soul - Fire in my Bones

In Conclusion

Using coercion, putting these 'former heroes' in such a predicament, {or anyone for that matter} where they are allowed to continue working, allowed to make a living, feed their families, pay their bills {if they'll just succumb and get the shot} or be added to the unemployment record, treated as inferior, from hero to zero, in the course of a season...it's cruel madness and it's also, unconstitutional!

Doing the same to school aged children; using coercive measures and methods to make children feel inferior, dirty, insignificant, isolated, because their Parents have chosen to do what they feel is in the best interest of their own child, borders on abuse!

For these Parents/Guardians, who feel that putting their child, {whom they know better than anyone else} in a mask and keeping them masked up indefinitely...isn't in their best interest, far from it, to be undermined, as they have been throughout all of this, is over-the-top, wrong!

We must always remain an informed constituency and understand that our Rights are granted by God, guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution/Bill of Rights and are to be protected, {not censured} by our Government at all times, at all costs.

When our Government fails to stay the course, as Joe Biden has done/is doing, by failing to understand their role and do their job, we fire them, because they are failing the People

If it becomes necessary to start all over again, throw all of the bums out, because they have become our biggest threat, for the sake of the Nation and freedom for future generations, it is right, it is just and it is the duty of each and every U.S. Citizen, to do so!

The informed need to be hard at work getting through to the next generation!

It was never intended to be this way and with each new test, inevitably faced, we never, ever, settle, we must always fight for the wins -

Our freedom is at stake!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 A B Williams

Comments

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 06, 2021:

Thanks KC!

I think everyone will remember what Biden has handed over, some will just choose to ignore it, as they do all things, thinking it does not effect them.

They are much more concerned with those of us pointing out the obvious!

KC McGee from Where I belong on October 06, 2021:

ABWilliams,

You are a true patriot. It's the low life Marxist Democrats (the woke) who are the domestic terrorists who will destroy our country and it starts at the top with biden. Always remember, biden just handed over 84 billion dollars worth of military equipment to the terrorist Taliban. He's done more to help terrorists than anyone else on the planet............REMEMBER THAT.

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on October 06, 2021:

Not only have I been accused of "defending domestic terrorism", right here at HP, now I've learned that the President of the United States of America has ordered Attorney General Garland to have the F.B.I. "investigate" Parents {to include Grandparents, Guardians} who dare to get involved and take a stand on the local level, at school board meetings for example! I have been involved on the National, State and local level, as we are instructed to be, via the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution/Bill of Rights.

The Government works for the people, of course, we hold the Government we elect, accountable!

I have dared to attend local school board meetings, in order to hold these ELECTED OFFICIALS accountable and for that, I will be investigated as a potential domestic terrorist?

WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on September 05, 2021:

Amen K.C. great point! "There is a high cost for freedom, but the cost without it is much, much higher."

KC McGee from Where I belong on September 05, 2021:

We, the true Americans, need to rise up and take are country back from these marxist scum in the WH and in our Government while there is still some degree of Freedom left. Also teach our children and our Children's children thhat there is a high cost for Freedom, but the cost without it is much much higher.

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