The legislative totalitarians in California are coming for the children. Things have turned ugly, and there is no reason to think that their work is done. Short of leaving the state, parents and all concerned citizens need to rise up and stop the abuse.
California has a long history of “firsts.” The Golden State was home to the first computer, the first movie theater, and, importantly, the first martini. Sadly, the state is now leading the nation in abusing children.
For starters, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a vaccine mandate last week for students age 12 and older, making California the first state in the nation to require public and private school students to be fully vaccinated for in-person instruction. (Unvaccinated students will have the option of enrolling in an online school or attending independent-study programs offered by districts.) The ruling will go into effect once the Food and Drug Administration approves vaccines for kids over the age of 12. Depending on when the FDA decision comes down, students will have to get the jab by either January 1, 2022 or July 1, 2022. On deck are school children ages 5 to 11, who will be forced to join the vax club as soon as the FDA green lights it for them.
Vaccine proponents are quick to explain that the COVID vaccine is just an addition to a list that includes mumps, measles, and rubella—but there is a big difference. While children are directly impacted by mumps, etc., they do not have a significant risk from COVID, nor are they “super spreaders.” Teachers are far more likely to catch the disease in the teachers’ lounge than in the classroom.
As Dr. Scott Atlas explains, “It’s unconscionable that a society uses its children as shields for adults. The children do not have significant risk from this illness.” He adds, “My role as a parent is to protect my children. My role is not, and I will never use my children as shields to somehow protect me. And that’s really just a heinous violation of all moral principles in my view.”
While most parents will fall into line with the vax mandate, many will not. On October 1, Newsom claimed that just 63.5 percent of kids between 12 and 17 had received at least one dose of the vaccine. California’s public schools lost more than 160,000 students as of April 2021, a 2.6 percent decline, the largest enrollment drop in two decades. That number may grow considerably, and since the mandate also covers private schools, look for homeschools and microschools in California to grow exponentially. In fact, according to California Globe, immediately following the announcement of the mandate, homeschooling and tutoring inquiries were up dramatically, with some homeschooling sites going down due to the sheer volume of parents searching for help. Also, many teachers may follow their students out the door, as they, too, must be vaccinated.