Posted February 27, 2022
This is a station editorial, I'm Randal J. Miller, station president.
This is a post-script on my Editorial written February 16th. Late in the day on February 25th, the Illinois Supreme Court denied an appeal on the school mask mandate, filed by Governor Pritzker. This was the final nail in the coffin regarding mandating school masking, after it had previously been suspended by a Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge and later the Illinois Appellate Court.
As the Governor drops the mask mandate for the general public on February 28th, a look back at the school mask mandate nearly past 2 years is in order.
As I've said for most of the nearly 2 years, the school mask mandate has always been a power grab by Pritzker, taking control away from local school boards on what they deem best for their particular students.
We've seen government overreach at all levels these past nearly 2 years. Doesn't matter whether it's Democrat or Republican, government has acted like it knew better than we did, how to run our schools, our personal health, and basically our life.
This all stemmed from the fear all politicians had going into the pandemic, that they would get blamed, and thus not re-elected, for killing off Grandma, plus doing a power grab at the same time.
We as voters need to be very, very careful of government, whether federal or state, in the future. We are a country governed by and for, the people. It's not the other way around.
And, may I again remind not only the Governor, but all federal and state officials, that it IS an election year, and while Americans generally have a short memory, what we've endured these past 2 years will be burned into our memory the rest of our lives, and definitely this year when we go to the polls.
The preamble to the Declaration of Independence we all learned in school says it best: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." May God continue to bless our great country and its people.
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