Monday, January 17, 2022

"I shall Defend The Rights Of Parents"

This is what new Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin said when he made an executive order on the first day of his term to ban school systems from having mask mandates. Some systems will not go along, including that in Arlington and mine in the city of Harrisonburg. He claims to be defending the rights of parents, somehow not noting that he is violating the rights of parents who do not want their children be forced to be in school with unmasked children, thus raising their chances of getting Covid-19.

He also ended the mandate that all state workers be vaccinated. This affects me personally. Indeed, a message has come from the president of my university, which is a VA state one, that there is now no vaccine mandate. My own safety will now be compromised, thanks to our new governor.

Of course he has gone on Fox News to brag about this handiwork of his.  Will he be running for president as some suspect in 2024?

Barkley Rosser


Anonymous said...

This is a terrible policy and you are right it can certainly impact you and fellow professors and students - just basic common sense which as they say is not all that common anymore. Hope Marina has recovered from her COVID infection.

Tom Hickey said...

It gets worse.

Foreign Policy, What if Democracy and Climate Mitigation Are Incompatible?

Might as well be "What if Democracy and Nuclear War Are Incompatible?" the way things are going?

Is the US a country of pandering politicians and self-centered morons?

Anonymous said...




this is what education vouchers, home schooling and charter schools are for.


almost every one in europe does not use masks to torture kids in school.