Maybe there is hope for the future after all.
Turns out that not all of today’s youth are brainwashed leftists.
Or worse: woke.
Hundreds of high school students in Colorado marched out of class today.
They were protesting mask-mandates.
But that’s not all.
Many of these students made clear that they love America and do not support CRT or the 1619 Project.
How do we know?
They began chanting “USA! USA! USA!” on their march out of the classroom.
See the uplifting footage below:
I’m at Legend High School where a student walkout protesting the latest mask mandate is now underway. pic.twitter.com/NZnOcXMb1t
— Jessica Gibbs (@JesstheJourno) September 1, 2021
NEW: High school students in Highlands Ranch, Colorado walked out of class to protest against masks.pic.twitter.com/NBPsn8AMxU
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) September 1, 2021
The crowd grew more after this video was shot. Occasional chants of “USA,” students holding signs saying they will not comply with a mask mandate, and some adults holding signs calling masks child abuse. pic.twitter.com/fykDfjQZqz
— Jessica Gibbs (@JesstheJourno) September 1, 2021
This proves that it’s not just parents.
Students themselves are angry at these mask mandates!
According to local Highlands Ranch Herald:
The walkout started when three students emerged from Legend High School in Parker and meandered toward a nearby park. Two more followed shortly after, and for a moment the small group was the only sign of protest.
Then came dozens, and within minutes, hundreds of students and parents had amassed across the street from the high school. They held signs calling masks child abuse, public health officials liars, and demanded masks remain optional.
“I can’t do this again,” said one boy’s poster.
Multiple student walkouts took place at Douglas County high schools Sept. 1 in protest of a masking mandate for students 2 and older in schools, which went into effect that morning.
The Tri-County Health Department on Aug. 30 rescinded the opt-out ability of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties for a previous mask order that applied to children ages 2 through 11, and then expanded the order to include all children over 2.
Tri-County Health Executive Director John Douglas said COVID-19 is not making children severely ill in general but the health agency wants to help control the virus’ spread to family and vulnerable people through children. The agency also wants to keep students in in-person learning as case rates are continuing to rise in the metro area, he said.
Public health experts including Douglas have spoken at previous school board meetings, stressing there is no evidence masks are harmful to children and that they are effective at containing COVID-19 spread, although those comments were usually rebuffed by anti-masking crowds calling for personal choice.
District spokeswoman Paula Hans provided a statement when asked for comment on the Sept. 1 protests. The district is balancing challenges from the ongoing pandemic and will follow Tri-County’s health order, she said, which requires masks for students and staff in preschool through 12th grade.
“Additionally, we will work with our families and staff members who cannot tolerate a mask due to medical or mental health reasons. Our goal is to keep our students and staff in the classroom for in-person learning,” her statement said.
Douglas County commissioners on Aug. 1 voted to withdraw the county from Tri-County Health and create its own health department. It was not immediately clear what, if any, impact that action would have on mask rules in the Douglas County School District.
At Legend, Linda Potter attended in support of her freshman son, Michael Davy. Wearing masks last school year affected his mental and physical health by causing headaches, she said. Potter has an obligation as a parent to help Michael speak up for personal freedoms, she said.
“They are very passionate speaking with their own voice and their own constitutional right,” she said of the students.
Potter said she would support her son if he wanted to wear a mask, but Michael said that’s not his stance. He does not believe masks are effective and said he noticed less social interaction between students after the mandate began that morning.
Michael did not comply, he said, and observed what he estimated to be fewer than 50% of students masking at Legend the morning of Sept. 1. Staff did not reprimand him, but his impression was some teachers were upset by his choice, saying he got “dirty looks.”
He hopes the mandate is repealed and said the latest health order angered him.
Young people tend to support Democrats.
Is this mass protest the latest indication that the tide is shifting?
Are younger generations beginning to wake up to the dangers of over-reaching government?
— Eric Lupher (@EricLupher7) September 1, 2021
All school children and teachers should walk out of schools if they require masks or testing. The students at Legend High School in USA are saying no to masks in class. #EnoughIsEnoughIsEnough #NoMasksInClass pic.twitter.com/3nTp66wkZq
— Gillian McKeith (@GillianMcKeith) September 2, 2021
Videos clearly show several hundred kids protesting these mask mandates.
However, the media is trying to downplay the event.
They are claiming that only “dozens” of high schoolers participated.
If this were a BLM protest, we all know how they would talk about the crowd sizes!
According to CBS Denver:
Dozens of students protested outside ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch on Wednesday morning. Students there took part in a walkout to protest Tri-County Health Department’s face mask mandate. Tri-County Health voted earlier this week to require masks for all students, regardless of vaccination status.
Monday’s decision also prevents individual counties, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas, from opting out of public health orders.
Some students say they’ve had enough.
“This is going to be the third year of my high school that is compromised. I want a normal high school career. If you are scared, you can stay home,” said one student.
“These people agree with me, they hate masks. And I do, too,” said another student.
We’re glad that today’s young adults are making their voices heard.
But most importantly, we’re glad that they support freedom and liberty!