Georgia Mom Cheered for Telling School Board: ‘Take These Masks Off’ Our Children!

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A Georgia mom is going viral after she slammed school board members for making young children wear masks despite little evidence showing kids are at risk of contracting the coronavirus.

Courtney Ann Taylor gave an impassioned two-minute speech to the Gwinnet County Board of Education members at an April 15 meeting.

“Every one of us knows that young children are not affected by this virus … And that’s a blessing,” Taylor said.

“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 going to wear a mask on your face every day … You still can’t play together on the playground like normal children … We don’t care. We’re still going to force you to carry a burden that was never yours to carry.’ Shame on us.”


The mom said her 6-year-old daughter is tired of wearing the mask and has asked her why she has to keep wearing it.

“It’s time. Take these masks off of my child,” Taylor said to cheers.

She also slammed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), saying they weren’t elected like the five school board members.

“We chose you to make difficult decisions for our children. We chose you to make decisions that would be in our children’s best interest. Enforcing 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9-year-old little children to cover their noses and their mouths – where they breathe – for seven hours a day, every day for the last nine months for a virus that you know doesn’t affect them, that is not in their best interest,” Taylor said, choking back tears.

“It has to stop. Take these off of our children,” Taylor said.


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