On Tuesday at Wake County Public Schools, the school board had a meeting. For the first hour of the meeting, the member’s virtue signaled to each other about their concerns over bullying and people’s depression over being bullied. They talked a lot about creating a welcome environment for students of color and about how people had to be unified with their social justice demands. Still, they never talked about the taxpayer, the homeschoolers, or the people who don’t agree with masking.
For the meeting, full masks were required, and in the room was an armed police officer and a very large man who judged whether a person was wearing a proper mask properly. He approached certain people and demanded they pull their masks up or down, depending on the circumstances.
“You don’t even ask me if I am having a problem breathing,” one of the activists said, pulling at her mask so the large man and short-haired elderly lady would stop nagging at her about the peril they felt they were in from improper masking.
The parents and activists were bullied, but no one on the school board was uncomfortable with the plight of the bullied activists and parents. That is sort of North Carolina’s way. It is ok to bully people who don’t agree with “King” Roy Cooper, as he is called.
A little background:
The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill in the late Spring that gave school boards the authority to address masking requirements for their own schools. Parents and activists put their summer plans aside, and quickly got themselves into order, hoping to get masking dropped at schools for the beginning of the school year. Activists were highly successful in getting their agenda completed until Roy Cooper got involved.
“When speaking with school boards across the state, the draconian toolkit is the biggest barrier. It punishes the mask optional districts and quarantines too many healthy children,” one citizen lobbyist told me, who works closely with a powerful group of activists.
At one point 51 of the 100 North Carolina counties had school boards that voted to make masking “optional” in their schools. And then far-left radical Governor Cooper stepped in and changed all of the progress, bullying people and causing activist groups to be stressed out and to be afraid.
Cooper, who has vetoed every Republican bill brought before him, was quick to make new requirements for the state to be masked, for the second time, citing some new cases of COVID, and then handed his emergency powers to his Health Director, to implement his scheme.
The Health Director, Mandy Cohen, immediately toward mid the Summer invented some new bizarre powers to force children in year-round instruction at the time, into mysterious isolation, then pushed for mandatory medical test- which increase the number of COVID cases found and then overrode the school boards votes and demanded a return to masking.
The participation at the school board meetings by parents groups started up again, and Roy Cooper cried and called parents bullies again, following a familiar pattern that people of North Carolina experienced with Cooper through his first shutdown. Defaming parents and activists is a process that Cooper goes through whenever he feels uncomfortable with people disagreeing with his use of emergency powers.
Recall that Cooper decided to hide behind Mindy Cohen, Cooper’s appointee for Secretary of health:
#SchoolBoardMeetings For Facemasking in NC- THIS Is how the school boards are getting around the secret quarantining of innocent children and pushing for more restrictions.
— Kari Baxter Donovan 🇺🇸🎆🥊🔥 (@Saorsa1776) October 7, 2021
Here are Cohen’s tortured plans to dominate and control school boards, forcing them into the “toolkit” that was mentioned above by the citizen lobbyist.
“It is unclear who has the Statutory authority or the powers and duties assigned to a government official or agency through a law passed by Congress or a state legislature,” the second activist mentioned. No one ever seems interested in answering.
According to a few of the activists present at the most recent Wake Co. School board meeting, the school board is completing forms and completing medical evaluations that they should be filling. The schools say their intervention in the medical evaluations is to help expedite the process, and the concerned parents say that the Health Department should be doing those chores.
Consider the Medical forms COVID-19 QUARANTINE Order template -15 JUNE (1)
After asking the question to the school board about who has the authority, a memo was released demanding that all schools comply with the Health Department’s demands for masking and limiting freedom of movement.
Something that is never answered for these parents is when is all of this going to end? What is the Exit Plan? The parents want to know. No answer is ever given. It is all so unclear.
One Father, who spoke after the Tuesday Board Meeting, discussing the debate from the board members on when a student-athlete should re-mask upon enter the sidelines. The Father’s response was- never. The school voted to demand the student return to masking upon returning to the sidelines.
The confusion over the simple act of a student-athlete returning to the sidelines after being in play, was exhausting. Everything for all of the people involved is so unclear.
It is unclear mostly because of Roy Cooper, whose policies from his emergency powers are causing great pain and suffering among people in North Carolina.
Just look at this recent School Board meeting in Wake Co, North Carolina where parents from a group who inspired the General Assembly called “Free The Smiles” begged for the board to vote to make mask optional. In their partnering County of Union, brave school board members have defied Cooper. Wake was not so fortunate. After a three-hour meeting, the one hold out who considered making masks optional was clearly bullied by the other three school board members and the vote was to keep masking the children.
Consider this letter from one school board member in Yancy County, who is pushing back:
“You direct the path of this state 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at this point in time. Yet governor Cooper, because of the negativity you experienced by mandating masks state wide, closing public schools, ceasing all athletic activities, and financially destroying local businesses, you are neglecting
your duties and placing them on the shoulders of local school boards. I will not attempt to intimidate or coerce board members to abandon their convictions.
We were elected to represent the people of Yancey county, solely. For these reasons, Mr. Cooper, I will not attempt to assume your elected duties. You, sir, were elected to represent the entire state of North Carolina. If you believe strongly enough to ask us to require masks, do you not believe strongly enough to mandate masks yourself? While you may not agree with our decision, I do ask for this one thing. Please continue to pray for Yancey County schools.
Respectfully, Edwin Fortner”
The entire Wake Co, school board meeting held on the 5th held many fascinating moments of activists, parents and teachers making their case- only to be shut down because of the draconian rules of Cooper’s they believe they can not touch.
Watch toward the end how the Wake County school board members bullied the one woman into keep masking. Pay close attention to the first speaker too. She talks about bullying and cries. Not one of the school board members cared one bit.
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— Kari Baxter Donovan 🇺🇸🎆🥊🔥 (@Saorsa1776) October 5, 2021
This is the first part of a three-part series about a group of activists from a group who started as www.Open-NC.US in their activism during the reopening movement in the Spring of 2020 and have grown to a highly effective group of lobbyists and activists with a group called The Table Project.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776