Even as many states have lifted their mandates and let Americans return to their daily lives, the left is now claiming high surges in COVID-19 as a new delta variant is being reported. Although health experts have already proven lockdowns and mask mandates do very little to stop the spread of the virus, Democrats appear more than eager to throw the country right back into another recession. Recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is surrounded with controversy, claimed that children aged 2 and older should wear masks during the upcoming school year. And to make it even worse, the White House is standing behind his statement. Luckily, Florida Governor and GOP All-Star Ron Desantis made it extremely clear what his state thinks of masks. 

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Speaking to reporters on Thursday, DeSantis boldly stated, “There shouldn’t be any coercive mandates on our schools. We certainly will not have any mandates on students and on parents in the upcoming school year.” He also added, “There’s been talk about potentially people advocating at the federal level imposing compulsory masks on kids, we’re not doing that in Florida, okay? We need our kids to breathe; we need our kids to be able to be kids.”

As you might have already guessed, the White House didn’t necessarily like what DeSantis had to say. During a press conference, press secretary Jen Psaki said, “Well, as a parent myself, and I know you are one, if I were a parent in Florida, that would be greatly concerning to me, because kids under the age of 12 are not vaccinated,” Psaki snapped. “They’re not eligible yet. As the president said last night, obviously it’s going to be led by the FDA, but certainly we hope that will be soon. But that puts kids at risk. It’s not aligned with public health guidelines. We know masks are not the most comfortable thing. I will say, my kids are quite adjusted to them, as I know many kids are. So certainly we would have concern about any step that doesn’t abide by public health guidelines, and we think it puts people at greater risk.”

Not looking to start a “he said she said” debate, DeSantis asserted, “At the end of the day, we’ve got to start putting our kids first. We gotta look out for their education. Is it really comfortable? Is it really healthy for them to be muzzled and have their breathing obstructed all day long in school? I don’t think it is. I’ve got a three-year-old son, and you got people like Fauci saying he should be muzzled, that you should be throwing masks on these three-year-old kids. It’s totally unacceptable and certainly unacceptable to have any level of government imposing that on parents and on kids.”

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And while the rest of America braces for another round of masks mandates, the Florida Governor appears excited about the upcoming school year. “We look forward to a normal school year, obviously parents can make decisions how they want to, we wouldn’t restrict that, but we certainly will not have any mandates on students and on parents in the upcoming school year.”

This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on July 24, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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