Only Vos-Republicans think the smart government thing to do is put vehement opponents of specific issues in charge of managing their eventual destruction. Case in point; Sen. Steve Nass' brutal dismantling of public education.
Here's how Nass describes his latest COVID denial effort endangering the lives of children and their parents:
"Take back their public schools" from what? The threat of private vouchers schools? No. Nass is responding to, get this, just 20 anti-mask parents and student protesters:
Tami Hajcak spoke against the mask mandate. “The vast majority of students have returned to their unmasked lives. We are no longer in a pandemic.
Jade said, “I’m in 5th grade at the middle school my muscles get tense and they don’t get the oxygen they need. It makes me anxious and I can’t see the smile on people’s face.”
Amanda Roedl: “Our kids learn through emotion. How do you expect our kids learn through emotion with a mask?”
Tzvia Springer explained her background in science and said the science does not support the efficacy of mask wearing. “When my son returns for instruction in fall 2021, he will not be wearing a mask.”
Star Trek's George Takei has their answer:
"...take advantage of the Delta-variant hysteria to enact excessive COVID-19 mandates."
The senator pointed to public health measures including "newly announced Covid-19 mandates such as requiring healthy unvaccinated students submit to weekly Covid-19 testing, requiring students to submit their Covid-19 vaccination status and pending announcements on mandatory masking," as the reason for his proposal. "Unfortunately, some chancellors in the UW System consider themselves mini-Andrea Palms not beholden to following state law and moving quickly to take advantage of the Delta-variant hysteria to enact excessive COVID-19 mandates."
Throughout the United States, all public school districts require a vaccination record prior to enrolling a student. It is interesting that in many Republican-dominated states that reject the notion of requiring its students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, there is no opposition to requiring vaccinations for many other life-threatening diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella etc.Smarter in 1905? Yes: A challenge is likely at the State Supreme Court level, but after rejecting and describing Gov. Evers efforts to stop the deadly virus as "tyrannical," ya kinda know where this is going. Yet even they can't ignore the federal Supreme Court Ruling in 1905, which we hope may win the day:
There is a Supreme Court precedent allowing any state to “enforce compulsory vaccination laws” regardless of anyone’s claim of individual or religious liberty protections.National Movement to UNMASK: It's still hard to imagine "adults" ranting juvenile tantrums like this, since right wing COVID denial is actually prolonging the slow return to schools:
In the 1905 Supreme Court case, 197 U.S., Jacobson v. Massachusetts, the High Court upheld the authority of states to enforce compulsory vaccination laws. The Court’s decision articulated the view that individual liberty is not absolute and is subject to the police power of the state.
Recognizing that public health is more important than an individual’s personal liberty, the High Court held that:“In every well ordered society charged with the duty of conserving the safety of its members the rights of the individual in respect of his liberty may at times, under the pressure of great dangers, be subjected to such restraint, to be enforced by reasonable regulations, as the safety of the general public may demand. Real liberty for all could not exist under the operation of a principle which recognizes the right of each individual person to use his own liberty, whether in respect of his person or his property, regardless of the injury that may be done to others.”