The government is not the boss of us

More speakers are needed to speak at school board meetings. If a 12-year-old like me can speak at one, then just about anyone can.

The Founding Fathers created the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, with the First Amendment recognizing the freedom of speech. The Founding Fathers said that if the government does something that We the People don’t like, then We the People have the right to speak out against it. The government isn’t the boss of us, we are the boss of them. When you do nothing, the government wins. Your voice is important, and it matters.

The Bible states “For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to this kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 ESV). John Adams once said, ‘’Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.’’ If you combine both statements, it means that if you keep silent then liberty is lost forever.

Citizens of China and Russia can’t say anything negative towards their government, because they don’t have the right to freedom of speech. That could very well happen to America if We the People don’t stand up for what is right.

Communism, socialism or a dictatorship. Is that what the Founding Fathers wanted? An unfree country? Martin Luther King Jr. stated, ‘’The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.’’ King fought for the rights of African-Americans because he saw that what the government was doing was wrong. He used his voice and made a change in America.

Never doubt that your voice can make a change. If you keep speaking up, a change is bound to happen. My mom made a change by speaking at the school board about Critical Race Theory in books for Douglas Anderson’s required summer reading. In the end, the books were removed from the reading list.

At the August school board meeting, many people spoke about how the supplemental health curriculum in school is wrong. Then, Board Member Charlotte Joyce helped convince three other school board members to table the passing of the supplemental health curriculum in school until next month. This curriculum is inappropriate for kids, and many parents didn’t like it.

I spoke at the August school board meeting about the ALL-IN badges that teachers wear at school. They represent the LGBT community with rainbow colors. The badges violate policy 6.85, Political Activities for Employees, paragraph 2. It states, “No employee shall use his/her position in any way to influence or attempt to influence students to support or oppose any candidate, party or issue.’’ By teachers wearing the ALL-IN badges, it shows students that their teacher supports the LGBT agenda, which has the potential to influence children to believe that he or she can be whatever gender they want to be. Because I spoke at that meeting, the school board is working towards making a non-biased badge.

What I’m trying to say is that it’s critical that citizens speak out against the government when they do something that We the People don’t agree with. This is how we keep America from communism. So come on out and speak at the Sept. 12 school board meeting to keep the inappropriate health curriculum out of school.

Daisy Yarbrough


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