Source: Joe Hoft

Now 16 school divisions in Virginia are snubbing the new governor’s end to mask mandates in schools.  To no one’s surprise, the Democrats are praising the insane move by these divisions.

We reported only a few days ago on Saturday that the new governor in Virginia, Governor Glenn Youngkin, issued 11 Executive Orders on his first day in office.

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Within hours, radical Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax school boards announced they wouldn’t comply with the new governor’s Executive Order on masks in schools.

This morning the list of school ‘divisions’ has increased to 18.  Newsmax reported:

Virginia Democrats are hailing 16 school divisions defying new GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s first day executive order permitting parents and their children to decide whether to wear a face mask in school.

The order goes in effect Monday, Jan. 24, but 16 school divisions have vowed to keep mask mandates, defying Youngkin’s executive order banning them — setting up another political fight in Virginia over schools versus parents, leading the governor to vow to use “every resource within the governor’s authority” to protect parents’ rights.

“We wrote the order to give school systems basically eight days to get ready, to listen to parents,” Youngkin said Sunday, responding to Arlington Public Schools immediate attack on his executive order — after an election campaign that saw Virginians elect him on the platform of standing for parents.

“And the fact that tweet came out from Arlington County within minutes of my executive order, what that tells is me they haven’t listened to parents yet,” he added. “If there’s one thing that everybody heard in November is it is time to listen to parents.

“So over the course of this week, I hope they will listen to parents, because we will use every resource within the governor’s authority to explore what we can do and will do in order to make sure that parents will have their rights protected.”

The Democrats praised the radical school divisions for requiring masks on children.

As we all know, there is no definitive evidence that wearing masks helps prevent an individual from contracting the COVID-19 virus.  This applies to children as well as adults.  But what we do know is that children are basically at no risk from dying from COVID-19 and have been since it was first released in China.  Children are more likely to die from drowning than from COVID.

To force children to wear masks in schools or anywhere appears to be abuse since there is no medical evidence to back this action as a preventative measure.  But the Democrats clearly don’t care.