Not even the smallest children are safe from Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s authoritarian impulses. The Michigan Democrat has now issued a decree calling for youngsters that are only two years old to be forced to wear masks while in daycare.
On Monday, the new orders went into effect that all children from the ages of 2-4 must have their breathing impeded by the humiliating face coverings, which have become a powerful symbol of control for the Democratic party. They continue to exploit the COVID crisis in order to accrue sweeping new powers, and in Whitmer’s case those powers have been exercised with the cruelty of a dictator.
According to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Public Information Officer Bob Wheaton: “The change means that kids from 2-4 are now subject to the masking requirement just like everyone else,” he wrote in an email statement. “So if an 18-year-old would be required to mask because they were in a gathering at a park, so would a 2-4-year-old.”
The punitive measure against Michigan’s youngest residents comes as the Wolverine State is experiencing a major spike in virus cases. Apparently the virus doesn’t care about Whitmer’s lockdowns and restrictions, which have clearly failed despite being among the harshest in the nation.
Two year olds in the state of Michigan are now required to wear masks at day cares across the state. This is embarrassing, shameful & anti-science. Whitmer is a disaster. Two year olds! https://t.co/TyR9k0rb03
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 26, 2021
The masking order drew criticism from both parents and daycare owners/operators.
According to mid-Michigan television station MSMH NBC 25: “Nicole Bellanger works at Lady Di Daycare and Preschool in Vienna Township. Bellanger says children who are 2-years-old are learning from facial expressions and when they can’t see those expressions it can confuse them. Something might be super exciting and fun but they can’t see that so they don’t know how to react,” the station reported.
Bellanger added; “The mask will definitely put an impact on that. So we won’t be able to know what they say or what they want so that will make more behavioral issues because they can’t talk. So kind of like how babies cry because they have no other way of communicating now these 2-year-olds are going to have that same thing, so they’ll stop talking as much,” she said.
West Michigan CBS station WWMT quotes Juanita Castillo-Rowan who owns the Small Folks Development Center in Lansing; “That will be difficult. Very, very difficult and very challenging for these little ones to wear the masks.”
New orders in Michigan require a “good faith effort” be made to have 2-4 year olds wear a mask all day at daycare.
My heart broke a little putting this on my little guy this morning. pic.twitter.com/BEJ6Q1877i
— Doug Samuels (@CoachSamz) April 20, 2021
There is now some pushback against the forced masking of young children. For example, a mother from Georgia tore into school authorities in a rousing video that quickly went viral for obvious reasons. Frustrated parents are beginning to ask serious questions of the unelected CDC and the robotic functionaries that enforce its anti-science diktats.
A mother in Georgia speaks out against mask mandates for young kids at school
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 22, 2021
As for Governor Whitmer, she has come under intensifying criticism for her “rules for thee and not for me” violations. She broke one of her own restrictions after she was busted after flying south to sunny Florida for spring break.
— Justin Barclay (@MrJustinBarclay) April 21, 2021
After being caught, a defensive Whitmer huffed, “It’s maddening because a lot of these same people would accuse me of not having family values if I didn’t show up when a family member needed some help, right? It was a two-day trip, I wasn’t out partying in Miami.”
She added, “It’s a very different situation than what they’re portraying and I think unfortunately in this environment, it seems like I think people are more focused on scoring political points and actually doing the work to keep people safe and to get our economy back on track.”
As if her dictatorial tendencies and hypocrisy weren’t already enough, Whitmer is pushing Michiganders to the breaking point with this cruel and unusual punishment. Penalizing children for the sake of pursuing power by forcing them to submit to the tyranny of the mask is sure change many hearts and minds. Just not in the way she is hoping for.