David Iverson from the Cowboy State Politics, sent a letter to parents living in Sheridan County with school-age children, encouraging parents to stand up against the healthcare mandates that are being forced on kids at the public school level.
In his letter, he stated, let no one tell you that one person cannot make a difference. One person making a stand is louder than any bureaucrat’s pen. Though they act with what they tell us is the forced law, they cannot understand that in Wyoming “All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on our authority and instituted for our peace, safety, and happiness, that for the advancement of these ends we have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform or abolish the government in such manner as we may think proper.”
The Wyoming Constitution clearly gives us the power to tell the school board that we will not comply. It does not grant elected officials their own little kingdom, nor are they endowed with some unassailable power over our children’s lives. Rather, absolute power over our lives, our liberty or our property exists nowhere in this Republic and not even in the largest majority.
And what that means in Wyoming is it doesn’t matter how loud one side gets, how much power they think they have or how many they number their group, the voices of the minority are still listened to. Though, the powerful rarely want to listen to those who would question their supposed authority. No longer.
But the volume of our complaints is only serving as an excuse for the powerful to end the conversation. We saw in SCSD2 that when the discussion shifted to Citizens demanding their rights as parents; the room was cleared by the police.
By the way, do you know why the word “Citizen” is capitalized? it is because Citizens have rights the government can not take that away. No one can take your rights away from you. To lose your rights, you have to give them away willingly and for too long, we have been doing that.
And let’s be honest, we have relinquished those rights to the school district for the care of our children for far too long.
Article 1 Section 38 of the Wyoming Constitution gives parents the ultimate right to make health care decisions for our children—not the school. So it is encumbered upon us as parents to stand up and assert our rights to decide for our children in any manner as we think proper.
But we have to stop playing their game. We have to stop screaming at the school board even though our frustration is completely justified. That time has passed. What we demand of us as parents is to do whatever is necessary to safeguard our children as we see fit. To do that, we have to organize—which is what you are doing at this meeting. We have to act as a group. If one voice can be drowned out by the board, give them 100 voices. If they listen to 100 voices, give the 1000 voices. Demand their resignation if for the only reason that they refused to listen to one person. Your voice cannot be ignored.
It requires commitment. Frankly, it is pastime to get off our butts and do something. It is time to stop talking and start acting. Everyone can contribute. If not monetarily, you can volunteer. You can baby-sit for others who feel comfortable in acting. Everyone can contribute some way. It is only through acting as a group that we are going to effect a change in policy. The question you have to ask yourself is that level of commitment is your child’s liberty worth?
Stop sitting on the sideline and talking. Stop letting others act for you. Stand up and refuse to give up your liberty to those who have proven that they will not listen to you. Demand and end to absolute and arbitrary power. Demand it!
If you don’t their tyranny, surely will not end with a mask. They will not stop—-Re-education politicians never do. It starts right here and now with you make a choice. Make a choice and stand up. All you have to do to begin is to break that school board bureaucrat’s pen.
David Iverson then closes his letter out with, “Thank you for your time. I apologize for not being able to be with you in person. Good luck, I will make it a point to visit with you in person at your next meeting.”
(s) David Iverson