Schools across the country have started welcoming students back to class.
And as the new school year begins, so do the new COVID regulations school boards are putting into place.
But now, Dr. Fauci and his cronies are furious to find out that this is protected free speech at school.
School board meetings have become national news.
Parents and students are standing up to the liberal school boards on everything from mask requirements to vaccine mandates.
Protests are happening outside elementary schools and students are flooding their school’s administration offices with mask exemptions.
These are all ways parents and students have fought back against the leftists regulations.
But there’s another tactic.
Many school districts are forgetting that political speech on public school grounds is protected by law and is considered free speech.
And mask-wearing has since become a political statement.
Many people wear masks to show their support of the government’s tyrannical mandates.
And many don’t wear masks because they oppose the government’s tyrannical mandate.
At this point in the pandemic, masks have become synonymous with expressing your political beliefs.
So, with that in mind, one would be on very shaky ground to suspend a student who declines to wear a mask for political reasons.
As the radically progressive American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) aptly puts it:
Schools can’t discriminate based on the viewpoint expressed by your clothing. The Supreme Court has recognized that public school students do not ‘shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.’ The First Amendment prohibits schools from picking and choosing which views students are allowed to express. All views have to be treated equally, so long as they are not obscene or disruptive. This means that if a school permits items like t-shirts with slogans, buttons, or wristbands, it has to permit them no matter what message they express.
The ACLU says it right there in its own statement – “the First Amendment prohibits schools from picking and choosing which views students are allowed to express.”
So, if a student chooses to NOT wear a mask as a way to express their political views on the matter – then the school has no grounds to challenge them.
Another way students can argue against wearing masks is to say wearing one makes them feel “insecure in their person.”
Students are winning cases all across the country that allow them to choose their own gender and use the bathroom of their choice because they’re “uncomfortable” in their biological gender.
So one has to assume that, if wearing a mask makes a student feel insecure and uncomfortable, then they too have the same right to do what makes them “comfortable.”
The ACLU even posted an excerpt from the 1972 McNew case, which states that students have a “right to wear their hair as they wish as an aspect of the right to be secure in one’s person guaranteed by the due process clause.”
If a student isn’t secure in their “person” while wearing a mask, according to even the ACLU and precedent set by previous court cases, they should not have to wear one.
The left’s own arguments are beginning to come back and bite them because this was never about keeping anyone safe – it was about power and control.
And now the left has given us the very tools we need to fight back.