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By Ken Blackwell & Lori Roman

Ken Blackwell is Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at Family Research Council. Lori Roman is President of the American Constitutional Rights Union. This article appeared on Townhall.com on September 9, 2021.

Those who relish the unyielding power of the state over the individual have had a good year. Lockdowns by tyrannical governors and state and local bureaucrats, along with expansive authority seized out of thin air by the CDC and other arms of the federal government, have made America almost unrecognizable as a bastion of freedom.

Local public schools, once trusted unequivocally by parents, have revealed themselves not only as just another arm of the government but one controlled by teachers’ unions doing the bidding of one political party. Lockdowns and mask and vaccination mandates have been enacted against the wishes of many parents.

Yes, the statists have had a good run. But the backlash has arrived. Americans are renewing their distrust of government in a manner reminiscent of the founders. And who could blame them?

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