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Sometimes it's not about home school being too hard. My son is excessively bright academically, but lagging socially. The social interaction he gets at school is a lesson I can't provide.
Fortunately, I'm blessed to have an awesome public school with based teachers.
As a parent, I'll teach my kid to stand for freedom until the day I die. But I'd take a bullet (or a shot) for my kid any day of his life. He's more important than me. I don't know what this woman's circumstances were, but it sounds like she weighed heavily before making her fatal choice.
Sounds like you've been able to skirt the issue of a hard choice for the vaccine as well as my family. Prayers for you that it stays that way.
Bless you for your service as well as those at home that supported you!
I didn't jump to murder, but I wondered what they were made to do. 10th Mt is often first in/last out.
No bubbles burst here. Just sadness and prayers for those on the front lines.
From a wrestling mom to a hockey dad, man those visits are the worst. I volunteered to show the video and he's still in gear, but yeah, I'll leave the room so you can interrogate my kid about if he's beat at home. 🙄
Honestly, sports injuries taught us to have more confident in when to go and when not to go for medical attention. I'm grateful the only broken bones we even dealt with were a myriad of noses!
Her smile is quite gleeful - her excitement is palpable and I love it!
I'm not sure I agree they're blue. Possibly purple, but fraudulent for sure. If Springfield is truly blue, there would be less state government offices in Chicago.
I would love to see a full audit of our state entirely down the ballot.
He needs to request to have written orders to take it.
I haven't been able to verify this, but allegedly the written orders would put some liability on the person that signed said orders. It would likely just be a stall tactic, but it's worth a shot. (Pun not intended.) In the meantime, please encourage him to do as much as possible to boost his immune system.
I'm in a similar situation with my brother. Prayers for all of our super heroes currently struggling with this situation.
Constitutionally, he can serve 2 terms but 10 years. That means we have to wait for a bit for the dust to settle.
Military during tribunals until 2022. Then and only then can Trump step back in. Then we can have Trump 2024 for the grand finale.
Be strong! Our kids are worth it!
Just remember the right path is rarely the easy one. Your kids are watching and you are absolutely setting the right example!
The best emotional high after I spoke at mine? The teachers stopping me and saying THANK YOU. Definitely worth it!
Any time I get "that look" from people wearing a mask, I smile as big as I can and tell them to have a blessed day. Most smile back. Those that don't, I chalk up to the permanently lost.
Fortunately, we're not locked down here yet but I have started seeing more masks (south-central Illinois). I don't expect it to go as planned if they lock us down again. Despite school mask mandates, several schools in the state are standing up. We all need to keep standing and smiling showing them we aren't afraid.
Oh my Lord yes. I was literally shaking and stumbled over my words a couple times. But I had my speech written and I waffle stomped the anxiety down the drain and did it! I'm still riding high on the personal win!
Cumberland so we're south central. More and more are standing up every day!
Forgot to mention savederek.com! Derek Pearcy is from Shelbyville and has a map of current schools in Illinois. It's expanding rapidly and he's trying to keep up with it, but be patient if it's not 100% accurate yet. He's got some great tips and inspired me.
I actually posted my speech in another reply if you'd like to read it. We also had an engineer talking about the filtration of masks versus the size of the virus. He spoke first, followed by me and then the head of our local unmasked group. She touched on the social damages of masking children. Others followed offering support to our board.
I'm fortunate that none of ours want the masks but feel obligated to follow the mandate. I recommend reaching out to your board members first.
Just remember to be passionate and respectful without putting a ton of emotion in it. The I just don't like them argument will never win.
I printed out my speech. We had some that just spoke but most had something to read even if it was on their phone. I have my speech below if it helps. I recommend keeping the emotion to a minimum but keeping passion in it. This matters to all of us and they need to know it. Don't be afraid to let them know that we are watching who votes for what and will remember that at the next election.
I am here to implore our schools to give our families and children the freedom of choice in regards to masks. The packaging from even N95 masks proclaim that they do not stop the spread of viruses. The CDC claims that they are beneficial in children, yet no study has ever been conducted with live children. That was confirmed recently with Dr. Robert Redfield, a former head of the CDC. I, personally, would be terrified to know what was on my child’s mask at the end of every school day last year. As a mom of a typical 6 year old boy, it came home wet and stained. Every. Day. Normally, there were more than 1. No amount of berating, bribing, begging or any other form of coercion yielded better results. Because he’s a child.
I, like most, was ecstatic when the announcement came from the school that masks were going to be optional aside from the buses. Now, here we are. Our tyrannical governor has once again proclaimed an unconstitutional mandate. Rumors have flown around social media and in gossip circles everywhere about how he can pull funding if we don’t comply. There’s a few problems with those rumors. Our state Legislature makes the laws, not the governor. Per Dillon’s Rule, our state’s governor only has the power granted to him by our state legislature. Never has J.B. Pritzger been given the power to mandate masks. Furthermore, school code 105 ILCS does not grant that power to the Illinois State Board of Education, either.
I am asking the board to stand for the freedom of choice for our children. We are responsible for teaching our children to make the right choice and not the easy one. Please be brave and set the example that our future deserves.
Thank you for your time.
And I rode that high all the way home and made my first post. Lol
First public speech and handshake status gone all in the same day. I'm still so excited I'm about to cave and find some NyQuil or something to force me to sleep! 🤣🤣. All the excitement and support makes it easier to step outside of my box. I love it!
Try giving them a list of schools already standing up to the tyranny. That list is growing like crazy! Derek Pearcy from Shelbyville has some great FOIA requests that show they have nothing to fear. He's on Facebook and savederek.com.
I'm both but trying to change that. My anxiety is definitely the worse of the 2. But I can't expect others to step up if I'm not willing.
Tonight was a huge step for me in so many ways. 🙂
The area around 57/70 is heavily going masks optional. Effingham is an exception, unfortunately. Contact your board members and have a dialogue with them. Most of ours are just afraid of state retribution.
Look up Dillon's Rule and go from there. They also need to know that they have Tort immunity on their side against the mandate. Here's a link of schools that are going optional. It's a work in progress since meetings are happening everywhere, but it's definitely some inspiration! Even Rockford seems to be on the list!
That's just it, though. We each might just be one, but we are the majority. And it gets more and more obvious every day!
We had a huge crowd tonight and it was amazing! School board meetings everywhere here are consistently getting higher numbers than ever before!
They should absolutely be terrified. I don't want to share my popcorn with them and I'm sure some others feel the same. They're going to have to get their own.
I'll at least be nice enough to recommend cooking it in bacon grease though. Definitely the best way!
Almost like she expects something to happen soon...
Yes, we ARE the majority! I literally cried tears of joy the morning of Jan 6 seeing so many patriots coming out in support of President Trump. The ensuing staged kerfuffle was terrible in so many ways, but we all know that was a setup and not patriots.
Remember we are the masses even if we're not the loudest. They know and are terrified, which is why they keep messing up.
I love that 45 takes time to honor our true heroes. Most people don't even realize days like this exist because Google doesn't do a silly doodle for it.
People Heart recipients are true heroes as is President Trump.
To be fair, I don't want their sons in our military, either. They belong in adult day camps so they don't hurt themselves.