And just as the people began to lose all hope, as evil and fear began to overtake their land, something astonishing happened.
Their God heard their cries, as courage filled countless hearts and determination began to well-up within their spirits.
People began to stand against the fear, not because of letters in front of their names, but because of a longing in their souls to be free.
In the election of 2021, the people of Lancaster County’s voices were heard loud and clear. The Wolf administration’s draconian policies not only destroyed local restaurants and businesses, but they also planted their boot firmly upon the neck of our public school system. Even after the threat of infection dissipated and the statistical data proved that young people were not at risk, Tom Wolf, Rachel Levine and Josh Shapiro forced the muzzling of our children and continued to play psychological games at their expense in the name of “safety”. These people even threatened personal liability to the school board members who didn’t bend the knee to their unreasonable demands. This chain of events caused parents to flood school board meetings and speak out against this unwarranted attack on our kids. And with the “parental spotlight” shining brightly on this seemingly political ideological war being waged against our communities and the minds of our children, Patriots began to rise. Unlikely heroes got off the bench and began to run for school board positions.
Many school boards suddenly flipped overnight and the resistance to the unreasonable demands of the state had begun.
The people soon discovered a power that they didn’t realize that they had. The power to combat overreaching government agencies, bureaucrats and political ideologies being thrusted from within the hallways of our public school system. It soon became apparent that controlling the boards of the public schools was the frontline of this political and cultural war.
So here we stand on the cusp of another election with more patriots poised to advance the recapturing of our county schools. The public school system belongs to the taxpayers, not to the teachers’ union, not to the state, not to the school administration – it belongs to the people.
On Tuesday, May 16, we need to, once again, have our voices heard in Lancaster County. Although we lost ground at the state level with the Governorship and the House in 2022, we still have the realistic opportunity to incrementally take Lancaster County back. I’m asking the reasonable, patriotic citizens of Lancaster County to stand up, get informed about those running for office and vote for the best candidates. Maybe even consider running for school board or a local government position in the future.
Three patriots that I personally know and fully endorse for school board positions are: Brian Conroy, Garden Spot; Anthony Lombardo, Penn Manor; Michael Brown, Warwick.
There are plenty of other great candidates in your school district as well, take the time to find out who they are and cast your vote next Tuesday – because our county, our schools and especially our kids are definitely worth fighting for.
Charles Stouff lives in Pequea and is a lifelong resident of Lancaster County. He is the owner of A+PC LLC, a computer services company and also serves as a township supervisor in Martic Township.