A video has gone viral of a young mother from Georgia making an emotional, powerful speech at a school board meeting. Mother Courtney Ann Taylor stood in front of the school board and demanded they stop forcing young children to wear masks to school.
“Every month I come here and hear the same thing, ‘social-emotional health’,” said Taylor as she began her speech, “If you truly mean that, you would end the mask requirement tonight.” Taylor has a six-year-old daughter who she says asks her every month to tell the school board that she doesn’t want to wear a mask anymore.
With emotion and force behind each word, Taylor stood at the school podium and faced those in charge of implementing these school policies and said:
“This is not March 2020 anymore. We have three vaccines, every adult in the state of Georgia that wants that vaccine is eligible to get it right now, and every one of us knows that young children are not affected by this virus… they’re not! And that’s a blessing! But as the adults what have we done with that blessing? We’ve shoved it to the side and we’ve said, “We don’t care. You’re still gonna wear a mask on your face every day five- and six-year-olds. You still can’t play together on the playground like normal children seven- and eighter-year-olds. We don’t care! We’re still going to force you to carry a burden that was never yours to carry.” Shame on us!”
Taylor demanded a policy change at her child’s school, pleading, “Take these masks off of my child!”, a plea that prompted applause from the other attendees. “We did not vote for people at the CDC.” Said Taylor, “We did elect leaders who do create policy. We elected the five of you. We chose YOU to make difficult decisions for our children… that would be in our children’s best interest.”
In her closing words, she challenges the school board, asking them to defend their children.
Taylor ends her speech by demanding immediate change, saying, “It has to stop. Take these off of our children.”
Georgia mother GOES OFF on School Board for refusing to lift mask mandate for young children… Wow.
"Take these masks off my child!" pic.twitter.com/vtxwj4ZYbH
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) April 22, 2021