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Lord God, thank You for the government in Virginia working the way it should. Please help all of our states function in proper order. Please help our state governments reinforce the importance of parents in making decisions for children.

Virginia’s Supreme Court rejected a challenge from Chesapeake parents against Glenn Youngkin’s executive order to allow parents to opt-out of their children wearing masks in school in a move Attorney General Jason Miyares called “a win for Virginia families.”

Miyares issued a written statement following the ruling.

“Today, the Supreme Court of Virginia rejected a challenge out of the City of Chesapeake to Governor Youngkin’s Executive Order Number 2. The Governor and I are pleased with today’s ruling. At the beginning of this pandemic, Governor Northam used his broad emergency powers to close places of worship, private businesses, and schools and impose a statewide mask mandate,” Miyares wrote.

“Nearly two years later, we have better risk mitigation strategies and vaccines, and we know much more about the efficacy of requiring children to wear masks all day. We agree with the Court’s decision and will continue to defend the Executive Order. This is a victory for Virginia families,” he added.

The dismissal noted parents had challenged “the provisions of Governor Glenn A. Youngkin’s Executive Order Two and Order of Public Health Emergency One (collectively, ‘EO 2’) that permit parents to exempt their children from school masking requirements,” according to the order.

The state’s Supreme Court justices wrote “we deny petitioners’ motion to amend, and we dismiss the petition because the relief requested does not lie against any of the respondents.”

The attorney general wrote that “as recognized in the prior opinion, ‘[t]here is no question that the General Assembly could enact a statute requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for in-person school attendance,’” according to a statement from Miyares’ office.

“As of this writing, it has not done so. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Assembly has amended other statutes to address pandemic-related issues,” the statement added.

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Flora G Vela
February 8, 2022

Freedom is what the USA stands for. Our fore fathers fought so hard for us to enjoy the freedoms we have. I am so glad the justices stood up to so much nonsense. To God be the glory.

Barbara Janicki
February 8, 2022

So thankful to God that this court had the courage to do what is right, leaving decisions about children to their parents. Those that are upset need to realize – if they want to wear a mask, or for their children to mask, they are free to do so. This does not prohibit them – it simply allows freedom of choice for everyone. That’s what freedom looks like – freedom to choose for oneself and one’s children. The fact that masks haven’t stopped the spread of the virus (so don’t help) but do cause harm to children in other ways, psychological, emotional, social, speech/language development, social interaction, etc. should have been reason enough all along to not force masks on anyone, especially young children. Praying for the return of reason and critical thinking, plus courage for judges to do the right thing even though not popular. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

Bruce Martin
February 8, 2022

How is this a good thing? Parents should have the right to opt out and not have their children wear a stupid mask that doesn’t filter a flue virus. 3 micron level (n95 masks) are the only one that filters the virus. 99 % of the masks provided and worn by kids are paper or cloth. Government mandates overriding parents decisions are NOT a good thing. How can you say this is a good thing.

    Rich Swingle
    February 8, 2022

    Bruce, thanks for asking this question, because this is exactly what’s happened: The governor’s executive order to let parents decide if their children wear masks has been upheld. I think the confusion comes in the fact that it was a group of parents who wanted to overrule the governor’s executive order. The court overruled those parents but upheld the rights of parents who want to choose whether their children wear masks.

Christine Rhyner
February 8, 2022

Good news! I just read that several Democrat-run states including California, Oregon, Delaware and Connecticut are dropping mask mandates in schools in the coming weeks! Thank you Jesus!

    February 8, 2022

    Only because of the upcoming midterm elections, pray people will not be fooled and millions will leave the Democrat party and we will have a overwhelming repeat of the Virginia Election ……Blue states turn RED!!

February 8, 2022

Thank you Jesus!

Linda Stater
February 8, 2022

Praise God!

Thank you Governor Youngkin for fighting for what is right, and standing for the people of Virginia.


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