It's happening all over the country, and it just happened in our peaceful small town of Brookfield, Connecticut. It was 7 PM on Wednesday, September 15, and the Brookfield Board of Education meeting was getting underway.

As the meeting began to wrap up, a woman approached the podium and said, "I would like to speak!" The moderator replied, "No, you may not." She proceeded to say, "Yes, I am. I'm a taxpayer and I'm speaking."

She then took the microphone and said, "Alright, parents, here we are again with liberty and justice for all, right?" She was there to denounce the mask mandate for children in school. If you choose, take a look at the YouTube video and cue it into the 20-minute mark when she walks up to the podium.

This was not the first time this has happened in Connecticut. Governor Lamont was chased away from a back-to-school briefing in Cheshire by anti-mask protesters.

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The following are scientific facts from the CDC about children and the coronavirus. Between August 12 and September 9, 4,094 children statewide were infected with the virus. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, a total of five children have died from COVID-19.

Most children that come down with the coronavirus will only exhibit cold or flu-like symptoms. But, as a parent, do you want to take the chance that your child will only end up with a mild case of COVID in the name of freedom from wearing a mask? The following is a direct quote from a report by the CDC dated July 9, 2021, titled, "Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools."

Children and adolescents can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, can get sick with COVID-19, and can spread the virus to others.

Here's my personal opinion, for what it's worth. Telling your child to wear a mask in school is not denying their right to freedom; it's an act of love and a safety measure to make sure your child is protected from catching the coronavirus and, in turn, protecting others around him.

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