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Three months ago, Democrat State Rep. Marti Anderson had simple advice for people who did not want masks mandated inside Iowa schools.

“If they don’t want to wear masks, I think that’s fine, I think they should stay home,” she said. “I think those parents should then teach their children rather than sending them to a school where they can make not only other kids but teachers and cafeteria workers and office workers very, very ill if they don’t take some precaution.”

Anderson offered that “advice” during a debate in the Iowa House. She said she understood some parents do not like to be told to wear masks or force their kids to wear masks or get vaccines “out of a sense of their rights and their freedoms.”

Well, turnabout is fair play. To those parents who are not comfortable with the idea of free faces in schools, perhaps Anderson’s advice should be offered to them:

“If they want to force masking, I think that’s fine, I think they should stay home. I think those parents should then teach their children rather than sending them to a school expecting ALL kids to wear a mask covering their face whether they want to or not.”

Author: Jacob Hall