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Post #75: in the public school unmasking effort, all (widely shared) good things come in threes

Post #75: in the public school unmasking effort, all (widely shared) good things come in threes

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Below please find a note that I wrote, in email format, to Estero High School parents on May 13th on the heels of two email communications from Estero High School that disclosed all the recipients’ email addresses — roughly 400 people, most of them graduating seniors’ parents —  two times.  The Estero High email I responded to was titled: IMPORTANT! YOU need to LAUGH!!! Beneath my note, you will find the initial Estero High email that I decided I had to respond to, given what has transpired since last August.  Without further ado, my appeal to Estero High School parents:

Dear fellow parents:

We have indeed endured many hardships since COVID-19 really exploded on to the scene over a year ago.  The question is whether the hardships were due significantly more to the very intrusive and disruptive virus policy response or to the COVID-19 virus itself – said differently, was the cure worse than the disease?  With so many businesses lost, jobs lost, financial hardships, family lives turned upside down, sharply rising suicide rates, increased depression/mental health problems, freedom of assembly put on hold, property rights put on hold, and kids and adults masked-up either related to or comprising various aspects of the aggregate virus policy response, this is not an academic question.  Separately, is poking fun at “all that” akin to poking fun at other tragedies?  Would we poke fun at “9/11” or “the Holocaust?”

In a related manner, has the Corona virus (COVID-19 or the virus) really been a pandemic?  It was predicted in the spring of 2020 that 0.23% of people that get the Corona virus would die of it (99.8% would survive).  The 0.23%  prediction was repeated and confirmed as more data came in.  Moreover, it was ascertained relatively quickly that virtually no kids get the virus, that the Corona virus infection fatality rate of those kids that do is 0.002%* (meaning that out of 1,000,000 kids, an estimated 20 could die from it*), that kids don’t spread the virus well, and that face masks have little or no effectiveness in terms of preventing the spread of the airborne viruses (the mask lattice is way too big to constrain the virus particles), yet kids have been forced to mask-up for a whole school year.

The (sad) joke has been on us and on school-aged kids, our kids’ health, their freedom, their normal development, their psychological well-being, their health, and their right to breathe free instead of dealing with school day-long oxygen starvation, CO2 inhalation, and a mask that traps warm, humid exhaled air as a perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria, adding insult to copious and varied masking-up injury.

Now, my daughter Sarah, a senior, is graduating from this masking-up nightmare this year, so I don’t have much skin in the game anymore, although I have tried very hard to get my daughter unmasked at Estero High since last August, when this shameful masking-up started.  Moreover, my heart goes out to kids that may have to suffer under this cruel and useless diktat in the coming school year if the education department bureaucrats continue to prevail — think back two years, please, and ask yourself if a school administrator had forced your K-12 child to mask up all school day long, if he/she wouldn’t have been charged with “child abuse?”

If you share my stance, and you are worried about sustained masking-up that your non-graduating public school kid(s) may have to face (no pun intended), then I strongly suggest that you consider clicking on all the links I provide in this email.   The “this” links below, coupled with a family doctor masking-up medical exemption secured last October given the sustained headache, skin, and drowsiness issues my masked-up daughter was having (and still has) — an exemption which the Estero High School administrative staff refused to abide by — were the culmination of my multi-pronged, but unsuccessful, efforts to again allow Sarah to breathe free for 7 – 8 hours a day, five days a week, starting with the bus ride to school and ending once she steps off the school bus to walk home.

Yes, we all want to smile and laugh, and wouldn’t it be great if our children’s smile at school wasn’t hidden behind a useless, harmful mask and a laugh wasn’t muffled by same?

If you’d like to revisit breathing free sanity for the sake of your kids and also have a more detailed look at my backed-by-science claims in the third paragraph, you may want to give this and this (family doctor masking-up medical exemption visible here) a once-over.

Furthermore, and more importantly, if you, as concerned parents, would also like to chime in on the unmasking front, perhaps my efforts will help give you some ideas and doors to knock on, starting with your child’s school principal’s as well as reaching out to the Lee County School Board.  More and more parents are demanding unmasking of their school age kids across the country, and if enough of you make your voices heard here in SW FL, the inhumane Lee County Schools masking-up status quo can change!  Even the good governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has belatedly reached the same conclusion: “These Kids Do Not Need to Be Wearing Masks… We Need to Let Them Be Kids and Let Them Act Normally.”  Moreover, Gov. DeSantis will pardon anyone in the Sunshine State charged for not wearing masks or not “socially distancing.”

In the sense of making your voices heard, let me close with two apt quotes.  The first is from a great philosopher: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”   The second is from a pivotal Founder and Framer: “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Dan Kurz

*  (See scenario 5, 0 – 17 years old, 20 estimated deaths per 1,000,000 infections)

P.S. – I’d like to most sincerely and gratefully thank Doug S. and Debi D. for their invaluable suggestions, content input, and solidarity in this “heads up, fellow parents” endeavor.

The initial May 5th, 2021 email from Estero High School that triggered my “round three unmasking plea” effort:

Subject: IMPORTANT! YOU need to LAUGH!!!

Due to a GLOBAL PANDEMIC, we have been forced to endure many hardships. Now is the time to relax and laugh some stress off. Our very own EHS seniors are directing a one-of-a-kind show “The COVID-19 Show” that pokes fun of this crazy past year. With so many shenanigans and EHS faculty guest stars, this will surely put a smile on your face.

The link below is where you can buy tickets either in person or zoom in!


ZOOM (Hang out at home and watch in your PJ’s) TICKETS:

We hope to see you there next week!
​Estero High School


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Post #74: Are the first, fourth, and fifth amendments going up in smoke?

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Post #74: Are the first, fourth, and fifth amendments going up in smoke — and with them, what remains of constitutional fidelity?


Here is the content food for thought: Executive Order Canceling the Constitution 


And here is the brief dialogue related to this ominous piece (initial email related directly below, closing email down the page):
On Apr 25, 2021, at 6:13 AM, Debi sent the following email to Doug and yours truly (more on Debi and Doug in a moment):
Oh no.  Here we go:

After reading the piece, I responded thusly to Debi and Doug:
Devastating. If the executive order (EO) sections are accurately copied and pasted into place and things aren’t taken out of context, which is highly unlikely given this great site, then it looks like this EO drives a stake through the remaining fidelity to the first, fourth, and fifth amendments all by itself.*  A one EO Bill of Rights killer.  Utterly Stalinist.  The criminal US government just keeps getting more so as Biden turbocharges the lawless deep state/the bureaucracy that reports to him.

(* – In retrospect, after further examination, the EO sections in the American Thinker piece are valid, and they aren’t taken out of context, in your author’s view.)

Doug then chimed in with this:
Needless to say, our courts would uphold it.


Some additional reflection:
Doug was referring to the courts upholding Biden’s executive order on Blocking Property with Respect to Specified Harmful Foreign Activities of the Government of the Russian Federation.  After over four years of Russian collusion hoax narratives trying to take down candidate and then President Trump while detracting from what was really going on, namely profound, domestic, deep state lawlessness abetted by the American version of the Pravda press, Russia remains the despotic Democrats’ favorite scapegoat with which to mask what they are actually engaged in, and to justify further evisceration of the remaining vestiges of the US Constitution.  Even worse, the same US courts, at both the state and federal levels, that absolutely refused to take up massive and systemic voting fraud in the 2020 election on the one hand, and the rank unconstitutionality of how electors were tallied on the other hand — combined, a stolen election — are surely not going to have a go at trying to peel back Biden’s constitution-withering EOs, very much including this one.  THIS is what is so damning.  So much for federalism.  So much for separation of powers.  So much for checks and balances.  So much for upholding the very Constitution that is supposed to “ring fence” government power.


A few words about Doug and Debi, for the sake of context:
Doug is a nearly lifelong, invaluable friend, a highly intelligent person, and a fine lawyer with broad constitutional and historical knowledge and, as you might guess, significant familiarity with US courts.  He is also has fought the battle that is being waged against sanity and ethics/morals in his own community, specifically in his own church, which was deeply involved in and divided by a nearly decade-long slugfest against leftist depravity.  (Sometimes a “divorce” by two irreconcilable convictions/camps is the only sane way to proceed, much as I’ve long felt about the widening and deepening split between “blue” and “red” states.)

Debi subscribed to my micro youtube channel a few years ago, I believe.  She is a bright civil engineer that is keenly aware of what’s going on politically, socially, economically, and financially.  She also works heavy equipment for a living and has a farm here in SW Florida, on which she cultivates a material and growing portion of the food she needs.  She is way ahead of yours truly in terms of bracing and readying herself for the difficult road ahead as a “back in the USSR, revisited” world, which could include Stalinist style horrors, increasingly threatens.  Debi is a successful “Aussteiger” in the making, in other words.

Doug and Debi are patriots deeply concerned about our increasingly “freedom dark,” insane trajectory.  Both are engaged in trying to wake people up while preparing themselves and their families as well as possible for a challenging future.  (Speaking of insanity, did you know that in Michigan toddlers will now have to wear face masks,  or that currently in Germany there is an 8 pm curfew to keep the Corona virus, which is “hyperactive” at night, from wafting through the neighborhood into your under-house-arrest neighbor’s nostrils, or that currently in Germany 10-year old daughter Julia can only invite one youngster over to her birthday party because the second youngster could be carrying the virus and spread it, even though science tells us that youngsters don’t get or spread the virus?)


Closing thoughts:
Even if this post is, once again, off the beaten path, I think the topic is as timely as it is threatening, and for the following reason: not only should readers allocate, portfoliowise, as well as possible for the inevitable stagflation that we are rapidly steering towards, but they should also be good “preppers” in the physical sense of the word, given the increasingly rapid sunsetting of individual freedom and property right protections, which are vital pillars of a broader group of inalienable (God-given) rights on the one hand, and enablers of the best possible political and economic prospects on the other hand.  In other words, prepare and position yourself to the best of your ability not only for fiat money and the economic and financial destruction that it always causes, but also for fiat government, its liberty-eliminating, impoverishing tyrannical twin.  And given that America is more than 200 years into a period of an erstwhile federalist, sound money, constitutional republic (a state that is ruled by representatives of the citizen body) featuring both democratic aspects (direct election of representatives and, after 1913, senators) and inalienable rights protections (safeguards against both monarchial government and a mobocracy), the crumbling of freedom is, sadly, “overdue.”  Instead of caveat emptor (let the buyer beware), let the citizen beware, for history is about to repeat.




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Post #73: An appeal to add teeth to Gov. DeSantis’ E.O. #20-244

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The E.O. #20-244 link:


Executive summary:

Post #70 was titled thusly: An on-campus unmasking request for daughter Sarah failed; round one loss to health, sanity, and tyranny.  Here is “round two,” or Post #73, “An appeal to add teeth to Gov. DeSantis’ 
E.O. #20-244.”  Instead of pursuing public school unmasking “Mission Impossible” with another few layers of Marxist bureaucrats that are heavily invested, career-wise, in student asphyxiation, I thought I’d “aim for the sky.”  Specifically, tap the good governor of the great state of Florida that issued the executive order (E.O.) on the shoulder directly.  In so doing, appeal to him to grant daughter Sarah a mask-free (natural) future at school.  I know the odds of success here are microscopically small, but what is there to lose other than a return to greater student health, cognitive ability, and happiness?  With a return to heightened federal government tyranny looking more threatening than ever given the November election (fraud) and today’s US senator election results in Georgia, a local and state effort to revisit a modicum of freedom and inalienable rights protections is arguably timelier than ever as a bulwark against an expanding federal government leviathan bent on eviscerating what is left of federalism and inalienable rights.  This is true both from trying to reclaim greater property rights protections (the antithesis of unconstitutional lockdowns) and in terms of trying to get a “pole vault” solution for Sarah that will help drive a wedge of uninhibited breathing sanity into a “bad, year-round Halloween mask joke.”


My “end run” unmasking appeal as a citizen/resident of Florida:

That effort is comprised by the email that I sent to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (governorron.desantis) on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021; confirmation of receipt of same can be found below.  That email:

Dear Governor DeSantis,


Thank you very much for your Executive Order #20-244 (hereafter, “E.O.”)!  Your E.O. is part of my thus far unsuccessful effort to unmask daughter Sarah Kurz at Estero High School, where she is a senior.  Specifically, this section of the your E.O. is germane:



Section 4. Suspension of COVID-19-related Individual Fines and Penalties.
This order, consistent with Executive Order 20-92, suspends the collection of fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 enforced upon individuals.


I well realize that you are fighting a deeply entrenched, leftist, and often despotic (unconstitutional) bureaucracy as well as politicians of a similar persuasion.  To add insult to injury, you’re going up against the press and Big Tech, which are effectively in bed with constitution-eviscerating (at the FL and federal level), unelected, unaccountable administrators and elected officials that “always get paid.”  If that weren’t enough, I’m convinced that ambulance chasing trial lawyers are also too often aligned — for monetary reasons — against your efforts to bring back freedom and personal responsibility in the COVID-19 sphere (and in numerous other spheres, obviously).


As a sad result, at least as per my experience in SW Florida from public schools to governmental agencies to most business establishments, your E.O. unfortunately lacks teeth.  Said differently, it is effectively over-ruled by those wanting to lord over us, or by litigation fears.  Anything that you — perhaps in concert with the Republican legislature — can do to increase fidelity to your E.O. and, by extension, increase our individual freedom, property right protections, economic prospects, and personal responsibility for our own actions would be greatly appreciated.


Allow me to provide you with a link related to my thus far failed effort to unmask my daughter on campus despite a) our family doctor’s medical exemption (attached), b) your E.O., c) masks’ lacking Corona virus transmission reduction efficacy, d) the substantial harm that these masks can do# if kids have to wear them over protracted periods of time, e) children’s low Corona virus transmission rates, f) the extremely low-level risk Sarah would pose to other students if she was unmasked on campus and on the school bus, and g) that virtually 100% of all school-age kids that contract the virus survive and thrive, as you have so aptly, truthfully, and wonderfully shown!


Please review my rejected request to unmask Sarah on the Estero High campus and while on public school buses.  The request was based on Sarah’s growing and lingering health issues since having to mask up in late August when the new school year started.  It is underpinned by our family doctor’s writings,* most especially his medical exemption, which he drafted after we sought his medical advice; his writings were then sent to the Estero High School principal via certified mail.


In a related manner, if you or your team think my post is worth sharing with others, given what is at stake both health-wise and constitutionally (inalienable rights or Bill of Rights protections), I would obviously be delighted if you would use it for said purpose.



In closing, I would be most delighted of all if you would see fit to write the Lee County bureaucrats** that daughter Sarah Kurz has been given a governor-based mask-wearing exemption on the Estero High School campus for the remainder of this school year – an exemption that would obviously be in sync with your E.O., our family doctor’s mask-related medical exemption (liberation), Sarah’s health, and the preponderance of evidence that supports K-12 student unmasking.


Sincerely and gratefully,
Dan Kurz and Sarah Kurz


P.S. – My mom, Elizabeth Kurz Staley, has long been a supporter of yours and has frequently contributed to your campaign requests for citizen funding (I voted for you as governor with enthusiasm, and tapped friends and neighbors on the shoulder to do same)!


* – Our family doctor, who issued the (unmasking) medical exemption for Sarah Kurz, requested that he remain anonymous online given how intense intimidation and retribution efforts can be for those daring to speak out against masks in a public fashion.  (FYI: while sharing our family doctor’s coordinates with Governor DeSantis/his office, I have taken them out of this public post for the reasons stated directly above.)


** – Email addresses of two bureaucrats that voted “no” on the requested mask exemption for Sarah Kurz followed by the email address of the Estero High School principal: (Terrill Hensley, “504 Committee” coordinator); (Chuck Bradley, Director of Positive Prevention), (Mike Amabile, Estero High principal)

Confirmation of email receipt by Gov. Desantis’ office:
Automatic reply: An appeal to add teeth to your E.O. #20-244 (

Thank you for contacting Governor Ron DeSantis.

Due to the volume of emails sent to the Governor, there may be a delay in responding to your e-mail. You may wish to view the Governor’s web site, [ <> ] <> , which provides information on current issues and answers to frequently asked questions.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact Governor DeSantis.

Office of Governor Ron DeSantis <> @GovRonDeSantis

Please note that under Florida law correspondence sent to the Governor’s Office, which is not confidential or exempt pursuant to chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes, is a public record made available upon request.



Once again, at the grassroots/state level, this is just another small effort to struggle against ever-rising despotism while trying to encourage Gov. Ron DeSantis to effectively restore more freedom, free-breathing health, science over politics, sanity over insanity, normalcy over absurdity, common sense over there lack of, and property right protections over various forms of confiscation from unconstitutional, destructive lockdowns to revenue-killing, bankrupting social distancing diktats (ask restaurants or airlines or cinemas or gyms).  In short, to hearten him to give his E.O. #20-244 teeth!  Call it an appeal to incentivize the governor to preserve the remaining residuals of individual freedom and inalienable rights protections, to sustain and invigorate cost-benefit analysis in state-level public policy, and to make a stand for the most precious assets any of us have, our children and their health and well being.  In my view, it’s all “tied at the hip.” i.e., if we can get those school kids with 99.997% Corona virus survival rates unmasked as DeSantis’ E.O. clearly implies should occur (but hasn’t), it could ignite a chain reaction of “freedom insistence,” expanding our circle of liberty and economic freedom in other realms, especially as concerns Main Street’s hugely maligned small businesses, which constitute over 45% of economic activity.

Should my appeal and similar and broader appeals for a return to less Covidocracy (a leftist bureaucracy wielding plutocracy leveraging the virus threat to gain even more illegitimate control and power over the citizenry while it enriches itself at society’s expense) and more Constitutionalism fall on deaf or inactive ears at both the governmental and citizen (!!!) levels, which sadly is is highly likely, make darn sure, dear reader, that you add physical precious metals to your investable accounts as freedom, free market capitalism, productivity, output, property rights, the purchasing power of the dollar, and the (remnants of the) rule of law will get whacked even more while debt, money printing, and fascism (fiat law) continue to “go vertical on the J-curve.”

Hopefully you got something out of this likely “bookend” post!

Dan Kurz, CFA
DK Analytics


# – SecondOpinion 🙂 on Twitter: “”First results of a Germany-wide registry mask in 25.930 children.” Impairments were reported by 68% of the parents – irritability 60% – headache 53% – difficulty concentrating 50% – less happiness 49% – malaise 42% – impaired learning 38% – fatigue 37%” / Twitter   This information was shared with the governor and was drawn to my attention thanks to a superb macro analyst out of London that I’ve been blessed to know and learn lots from since 2007, when he was at UBS and I was at CS.


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Post #72: US Senator Rick Scott responds to my plea to join ranks with Rep. Mo Brooks; how does one spell RINO?

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US Senator Rick Scott’s December 28th, 2020 response to my email request of him (please see post #71 for its equivalent):

Dear Mr. Kurz,


Thank you for contacting me regarding the 2020 election. I appreciate the opportunity to respond.


I believe that every legal vote must be counted fairly and that President Donald Trump has the right to fight for transparency. The media does not pick the President, voters do.


This election has shown us that we need major reforms to our electoral system and that is why I proposed the Verifiable, Orderly, & Timely Election Results (VOTER) Act (S. 4707).  The VOTER Act establishes uniform standards for vote-by-mail systems across the country and ensures the timely and efficient counting of ballots, with important protections to prevent fraud.  The bill creates a deadline for state election officials to tally and report the election results to avoid prolonged uncertainty in the outcome of a federal election.


Voting is fundamental to our democracy, and it is a sacred right that we must protect and cherish.  I always say we need 100% participation and 0% fraud in our elections.  I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to get this legislation passed and ensure smooth and secure elections.


Again, thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns.  I am proud to represent all Floridians and I am working diligently to help get the necessary resources to Floridians to continue to combat this public health crisis.


Rick Scott
United States Senator

I responded, about two hours ago as I pen this post — also on December 28th, 2020 —  with the following (I had to go on Senator Scott’s site to reply):

Thank you, Senator Rick Scott, for your reply.  I appreciate your stance above.


You correctly state:  “I believe that every legal vote must be counted fairly and that President Donald Trump has the right to fight for transparency.  The media does not pick the President, voters do.”


Let me expand on that: legal voters and state legislatures, via electors constitutionally and legitimately chosen, pick the president.  This has not occurred, as I’m sure you are well aware.  Instead, we’ve witnessed massive unconstitutionality and fraud related to the current presidential election.


While your proposed Voter Act reform is laudable, that will not help remedy the current presidential election predicament, namely the systemic breaching of election integrity and legality firewalls.


However, you, as a US Senator, can play a vital role today to prevent a constitutional tragedy for our challenged representative republic.  How so?  By standing up and disputing the illegitimate electoral count for candidate Biden by joining Representative Mo Brooks’ initiative on January 6th, 2021.


As we are nearly out of time, and given that this is the only option left to attempt to stop a lawless presidential election from culminating in the assumption of power by an illegitimate president-elect, allow me to draw your attention to the wider appeal I’m attempting to make via a link.  The post behind that link makes precisely the same points I made to you via the email that I sent you and you responded to.  Here is that link:


Please take a moment and reassess the only opportunity left at this very late stage.  Please let me know if you will be joining Rep. Brooks’ effort.  Please be a Republican, not a RINO, so that my family, friends, and yours truly can vote for you again.  Thank you.


Sincerely and gratefully,
Dan Kurz

Bottom line: it ain’t over ’til it’s over.  Perhaps, just perhaps, if enough of us knock on enough RINO senator doors “like this” (more than one knock will be necessary), one of them may morph back into a Republican again, if only for a fleeting moment, but for THE moment. 

The odds are daunting here, I know, but it’s the only remaining option to try to reverse the unconstitutionality and pervasive fraud related to the 2020 presidential election.  Maybe a Senator Cruz or a Senator Lee or a Senator Paul can be motivated to contest the elector counts; after all, they purport to be constitutionalists.  If you happen to reside in their states and you share my convictions and great concern, perhaps you could make an “11th hour” appeal to them to join Rep. Mo Brooks’ initiative?  According to the US Constitution, only one US representative and one US senator needs to contest the electoral vote tally for a mandatory review of the legitimacy of same.  There are something like 30 Republican representatives that are onboard, but not one Republican senator, yet …

What is there left to lose?  Speak now or forever hold your peace, for if the “big guy” is our next president, we may all see a rather rapid disappearance of the remaining fragments of constitutional fidelity, including the 1st Amendment, and the Bill of Rights (minute mark 15) in its entirety.  Soldiers on the battlefield defending liberty have risked much, much more, thus perhaps it is not too much to ask you to engage in a last ditch effort to ward off what looks increasingly like iron-fisted despotism around the bend. 

The seldom window of (what remains of) individual freedom and inalienable rights, very much including property rights, may be at stake, not only in America, but for the world at large, for if the US Constitution can be “taken down,” so can the citadel of individual liberty and inalienable rights.  Do recall that one or another form of totalitarianism is the rule throughout history.  The individual liberty exception — our enormous, very seldom, and hard won privilege — is hanging by a thread.  Not exactly a great way to wind down the old year, much less start the new one!

(In the interim, if you haven’t already done so amidst all our political, societal, financial, extreme monetary debasement, and economic turbulence juxtaposed against bubble valuation bonds and stocks, get some physical PM insurance.)

DK Analytics

FYI: A few links relating to discussed topics have been added to select sections of this post after the initial publication date in an effort to better buttress the stance espoused without changing the content or the nature of the matter discussed.  Moreover, the links in the final email draft that I attempted to send Senator Scott had to be stripped in order to get my response to upload on his site.  Said have been reinserted above.

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Post #71: A plea to my representatives in the US Congress to contest the electoral vote tally

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Good morning Senator/Congressman (I just sent my first such appeal on to Senator Marco Rubio)

This is Dan Kurz emailing you.  I reside in Bonita Springs, FL.  You represent me.  I voted for you.  I’d like you to challenge the electoral vote tally when Congress meets on January 6th, 2021 to certify the results of the presidential election.  I so doing, I would like you to join Representative Mo Brooks’ (R-AL) in this critical, constitutional undertaking.

Why?  Because of the stark unconstitutionality of numerous of the Biden electors thanks to multiple violations of Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Constitution in swing states (and likely well beyond that) on the one hand, and thanks to the well-documented, massive fraud, which lacking federal and state constitutional fidelity facilitated, on the other hand.  In short, we are faced with a lawless presidential election that dare not culminate in the assumption of power by an illegitimate president-elect.

You need to stand for the Constitution and the rule of law even if the SCOTUS refuses to do so, either patronizingly or gutlessly without comment in the Pennsylvania suit or by refusing plaintiffs’ standing in the Texas suit when they most surely have it, given the federal nature of their complaint.  In fact, you need to stand for the Constitution especially because the pathetic, lawless SCOTUS won’t (do its job).

Please get back to me as to a) your stance here, b) whether you will join Representative Mo Brooks’ undertaking on January 6th, 2021 to contest the electoral vote tally, and c) if you can’t or won’t honor my request, please explain why not.  Separately, please rest assured that future votes for you by my family, friends, and yours truly will depend on you doing the right thing here.

I look forward to a confirmation of your constitutional fidelity and ethical stance in this critical matter in order to salvage, and then strengthen, what is left of our increasingly eviscerated US Constitution, which was designed to avoid the freedom and inalienable rights robbing aspects of both an all-powerful, unaccountable, unrepresentative government and/or a mob.  This may be our last chance to avoid a full-fledged Banana Republic fate and the associated totalitarianism.  I’m counting on you to rise to the occasion; to be a Republican, not a RINO!  It’s now or never.

Thanks in advance!

Sincerely and respectfully,

Dan Kurz

P.S. — Dear reader, if you are of a similar conviction, please, please consider contacting your US government senator and representative on this very matter ASAP.  We have precious little time left to try to prevent the utterly illegitimate swearing in of the “big guy” of the treasonous Biden Crime Family.


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Post #70: An on-campus unmasking request for daughter Sarah failed; round one loss to health, sanity, and tyranny

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Executive Summary:

This is an atypical post about hopefully initiating a grassroots effort to once again breathe naturally and freely, revisit humane policies, re-institute sanity, and re-establish basic civil rights on Lee County, FL public school campuses; it is an appeal effort that, frankly, “radiates” to wider societal interaction and freedom in general.  In so doing, this post also effectively revisits expanded governmental and bureaucratic tyranny, scientific facts be damned, as regards the “trumped-up” Corona virus (COVID-19) threat.  Specifically, it relates to my daughter’s difficulties (she is not alone) thanks to the local “masking-up” diktat for seven hours a day, five days per week since the beginning of the current school year in late August here in Lee County, Florida.  In particular, every day she rides the school bus to Estero High School, is on campus, and rides the school bus to return home is mandatory “masked-up” time.

In a nutshell, facts and true health risks are being callously pushed aside by political and CYA calculations, yet daily school bus and school campus masking decrees from Monday to Friday are being shamelessly peddled as protecting the lives of our public school children.  For those parents and students sharing our family doctor’s, daughter Sarah’s, my close friends’, and my own pronounced unmasking convictions, I hope that this post will inspire you to join us in a grassroots effort to liberate students to breathe free and to communicate fully and naturally, with vital facial expressions and identities again being on complete display.  I state this despite the pronounced round one defeat on December 4th, 2020.  If enough of us “chime in” here with science on our side, we may ultimately prevail — hopefully in time to prevent irreversible developmental, emotional, mental, and physical damage. 


The appeal and its aftermath:

My unmasking appeal to the Lee County School District “504 Committee” on December 4th was as follows:

Given (more details and source links in “deeper dive” section):

  • That 99.997% of all young people, or essentially 100%, as in public school students, recover from the Corona virus, should they contract it 
  • That young people are poor spreaders of the Corona virus
  • That according to a plethora of scientific studies, masks are broadly known to lack efficacy in terms of preventing the spread of the Corona virus.  Recent scientific studies in  Switzerland and Denmark, which I have shared with Mrs. H in email format, confirm just that
  • That sustained masking-up for protracted periods is known to pose serious and potentially lasting physical, mental, and emotional risks, including higher youth suicide rates
  • That my daughter’s novel issues (headaches, pronounced drowsiness, substantially reduced mental acuity, being sick much more often) began after she was forced to wear a mask, as shared in Dr. A’s unmasking request letter — please note that Sarah had a nearly perfect attendance record at Estero High until this year, and was well-integrated into campus life, enjoyed her classes and teachers, and achieved a great GPA
  • Dr. A’s medical mask exemption notice and its clear call-out of far greater long-term health risks to Sarah if she continues to wear a mask such as oxygen deprivation (hypoxia), pulmonary disease (hypercapnia), and cells’ reduced ability to take up oxygen (histotoxic hypoxic injury)
  • Sarah’s right to peaceably assemble in public places based on the FL Constitution (Article 1, Declaration of Rights, Section 5)
  • Sarah’s right to peaceably assemble in public place based on the US Constitution (1st amendment)
  • Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order #20-244, suspension of COVID-19-related fines and penalties – the order, consistent with EO 20-92, suspends the collection of fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 enforced upon individuals …,

… I petition you, as Sarah’s papa, to allow Sarah to come to Estero High School, be a student at Estero High School, and return from Estero High School to her home without a mask.


Thank you very much for taking the time to allow me to make my unmasking case on behalf of Sarah as guided and underpinned by our family doctor’s (“Dr. A’s”) medical advice.

The 504 Committee’s decision concerning my unmasking appeal for my daughter after an hour-long discussion, as communicated verbally and via an email file attachment:

Not eligible — the student was evaluated and is not eligible under Section 504.  There is no educational impairment. 

My email response to the 504 Committee’s decision:

Hi Mrs. H (head of 504 Committee),


Thanks for reaching out.  Although it was good to hear your friendly voice and see your kind face, I honestly think we were “railroaded,” including on the “voting front” (frankly, had I known the “attendee dynamics” here, I would have tried to get a handful of friends onboard). I say this despite the pleasant, respectful, and civil demeanor of the call’s discourse extending to all participants,  and despite the time and effort you invested in making it happen, for which I remain grateful, as I’m sure my close and dear friend Doug does as well.


Separately, allow me to make some observations.  In so doing, my intention isn’t to be brash or disrespectful, but simply to be honest, given what I believe to be at stake.  Specifically, in my opinion, you and your colleagues, as employees of the Lee County School system, are essentially being forced to uphold a school bus and on-campus masking policy for kids:

  • That have next to zero downside health risks from the COVID-19 virus or the Corona virus
  • That are very poor/very unlikely transmitters of the virus to others – much less likely transmitters, for example, than the likelihood of them transmitting a “run of the mill” flu
  • Who have to wear masks that display no statistically significant reduced transmission of virus efficacy (as food for thought, just dwell on the widespread societal masking-up for the past eight months juxtaposed against stubbornly high new virus cases, i.e., assuming the test results provide accurate readings — there is ever more evidence of “false positives,” which only add insult to already copiously disruptive relationship, family, societal, and economic injury caused by the draconian virus policy response forced upon the masses).
  • That have no choice but to be masked-up “lab rats” virtually all-school-day long thanks to a masking decree that is detrimental, or substantially worse than detrimental, either emotionally, mentally, or overall health-wise, especially after months of forced compliance – in short, kids who are subjected to “all that” yet for whom the Corona virus poses an extremely remote, virtual non-existent threat, which also applies to the people they come in contact with (as amply discussed and documented numerous times – please see attached for ease of reference, and also click here and here should there be additional non-mask efficacy verification interest).


In a related manner, please forgive me for wondering how your collective consciences can “whitewash” what you are supporting or promoting.  Hopefully the day won’t come, when you and your colleagues will seriously regret having stood for such a policy.  I hope this for you, but much, much more than that, I hope it for Sarah and all the other masked-up kids suffering under this inhumane, dehumanizing, depressing, ineffective, counterproductive, absolutely unnecessary (!!!), and (in my view) despotic masking-up diktat on school buses and all day at Lee County campuses (save for “oxygen breaks”). 


Given what is at stake here and given the novel, mask-related challenges that Sarah has been facing and dealing with, like a good soldier, since the beginning of this school year, I will sustain the on-campus-related unmasking effort on Sarah’s behalf based on the means at my disposal (thanks for the contact addresses and appeal “avenues”) even as I remain dumbfounded not only by your policy, but by your committee’s absolute refusal to consider and implement — or to promote implementation of —  Dr. A’s “medical exemption” and his associated on-campus unmasking request.  The impairment Sarah (and I’m certain, many other students) is facing IS the mask, Mrs. H, and it is an impairment as easy to remove as a face mask (literally), for the “global” good and well-being of everyone involved on campus and on public school buses. 


In a disappointed yet sincere manner,

Dan Kurz


A deeper dive: 

I’ve been engaged in what has become a marathon effort to garner an unmasked status at Estero High School for my daughter Sarah.  The effort commenced in the summer of 2020, i.e., since we learned that Lee County public schools would reopen, yet mandate masking-up for everyone on campus as per the start of the new school year.  By late September, and because Sarah continued to have novel and material issues (drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, reduced cognitive ability, and facial rashes) associated with the masking-up decree, I reached out to our long-standing family doctor (“Doctor A,” an MD), whose name will not be disclosed here for reasons of discretion.  I did so in the hope of achieving relief for my daughter.  Doctor A was all too familiar with the masking-up symptoms that Sarah was increasingly challenged by, and he issued a medical exemption from any regulation mandating face mask usage for Sarah.  The medical exemption notice, as well as an accompanying unmasking request he signed, were shared with the appropriate administrators at Estero High School in early October, who then shared them more broadly within the Lee County School District.

Dr. A’s medical exemption notice dated October 5th, 2020:

The accompanying unmasking request that was signed by Dr. A on October 5th, 2020:

From: Dr. A


On behalf of: Sarah O. Kurz, senior student at Estero High


To: Estero High School decision maker(s) in Lee County Public School System


Regards: Unmasking request for Sarah Kurz as an on-campus student at Estero High


To whom it may concern,


It has been drawn to my attention that Sarah has had difficulties since the beginning of the new school year, a year which commenced with mandated, virtually full-time wearing of masks by all the inhabitants of Lee County Public School campuses.  Specifically, Sarah:

  • Has come home nearly every day with a considerable headache, in clear contrast to prior years, when this was the exception, not the norm.
  • Was sick three days recently (which prompted her dad to seek an appointment with me on her behalf, which took place on October 1, 2020). This stands in stark contrast to not having missed more than a day or two of school since her freshman year at Estero High.
  • Has endured pronounced drowsiness and reduced mental acuity during and after school since the start of the new school year. In fact, Sarah has had to fight falling asleep at school, a new experience.


Separately, please note mask-wearing risks for kids are quite significant:

  • Inhaling the slow build of CO2 can cause headaches, dizziness, and impaired cognition
  • Inhaling micro-mold caused by trapped water vapor from exhalation can cause throat and respiratory infection
  • Sustained, mask-based oxygen deprivation can lead to brain damage
  • Ingestion of bacteria or parasites on the mask from kids’ unwashed hands touching it can lead to pin worms or digestive illness.


For the record, let me state the following, which a recent CDC publication will affirm: The death rate — also called the infection fatality ratio of young people that contract COVID-19 (the Corona virus) is virtually zero.


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis referenced the same CDC data when he issued his  Executive Order #20-244.  However, the governor listed it in converse infection survival rate terms instead of in infection fatality rate terms.  The COVID-19 infection survival rates are nearly 100% for every age group from the 0 – 19 year-old to the 50-69 year-old cohorts:

Moreover, young people are poor COVID-19 transmitters: “scientific studies suggest that COVID-19 transmission among children in schools may be low.  International studies that have assessed how readily COVID-19 spreads in schools also reveal low rates of transmission when community transmission is low.  Based on current data, the rate of infection among younger school children, and from students to teachers, has been low, especially if proper precautions are followed.  There have also been few reports of children being the primary source of COVID-19 transmission among family members.  This is consistent with data from both virus and antibody testing, suggesting that children are not the primary drivers of COVID-19 spread in schools or in the community.” 


Low rates of COVID-19 transmission among children in school makes mask wearing redundant at best, destructive at worst.  For details, please see mask-wearing risks above and, most especially, please refer to my one-page medical exemption note on this matter.


In addition, even if young people were prolific COVID-19 spreaders, which they most clearly are not, there have been a litany of studies done on the poor efficacy of masks in terms of preventing the spread of influenza.  Such studies are provided at the NIH PubMed Medical Library.  All studies listed in the NIH PubMed Medical Library (please see below) conclude that even N95 respirators, or medical masks, used properly in a medical venue, do not reduce the spread of an influenza in statistically significant terms.  Links to such studies follow:


  1. Radonovich et al. 2019
  2. Long et al. 2020
  3. Liang et al. 2020
  4. Sokol et al. 2016
  5. Jacobs et al. 2009
  6. Cowling et al. 2010
  7. Bin-Reza et al. 2012
  8. Smith et al. 2016
  9. Offeddu et al. 2017


And here are links to studies proving that non-pharmaceutical cloth masks in non-health care settings do nothing for the prevention of influenza:


  1. Xiao et al. 2020
  2. Aiello et al. 2010
  3. Aiello et al. 2012
  4. Barasheed et al. 2014
  5. Cowling et al. 2008
  6. MacIntyre et al. 2009
  7. MacIntyre et al. 2015
  8. Suess et al. 2012
  9. Simmerman et al. 2011


Separately, Sarah, which clearly poses no material COVID-19 risk to herself or others on campus, needs to be and deserves to be on campus at Estero High to get a full and normal learning and social interaction experience.  In fact, the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees her the right to peaceably assembly in public places – as does Florida’s Constitution in Article 1, Declaration of Rights, Section 5.


Sarah also needs to be on campus to complete and double-down on her culinary course work to benefit from “real life” learning and mentoring that remote or distance learning cannot even tenuously provide, but only an on-campus kitchen featuring a teacher chef can enable.  This is all the more germane given that Sarah is considering a culinary career.


In summary, based on:

  • The above clarifications, illuminations, facts, and figures,
  • The recent Executive Order #20-244, which suspends fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 (public policy restrictions) in the State of Florida: “Section 4. Suspension of COVID-19-related Individual Fines and Penalties. This order, consistent with Executive Order 20-92, suspends the collection of fines and penalties associated with COVID-19 enforced upon individuals,”
  • The negative impact of virtually full-time Estero High campus mask wearing is starting to impose on Sarah’s health, vibrancy, and mental acuity,
  • Sarah’s on campus-based presence, education, and development rights,
  • And, last but not least, on Sarah’s career choice trajectory, …

… I kindly request that you excuse Sarah from the Lee County School system’s virtually full-time mask wearing decree while you continue to grant Sarah on-campus schooling access at Estero High.


For more specifics on this matter, once again please see the one-page medical exemption from wearing a mask that I have granted Sarah Kurz as her primary care physician, which Sarah’s father will include with this information.  Please note that I request this “on campus” mask wearing exemption for my patient without promoting or advocating a remote learning solution, which would be most unwelcome and counterproductive from a host of maturation, learning, exposure, enrichment, socialization,  and emotional stability perspectives as stated elsewhere (please also see your Sarah Kurz Estero High appeal-based enrollment files).


Thank you,

Dr. A


Nearly two months after Dr. A’s exemption notice and the related on-campus unmasking request, and after nearly four months of belabored breathing into the current school year, a Zoom meeting took place to address my petition (appeal) to unmask Sarah as relates to her school busing and campus time.  As already stated, the meeting was titled a “Section 504” Committee Meeting.  Section 504 relates to a federal law that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities.  It requires school districts to “level the playing field” by eliminating disability-related obstacles and ensuring that students with disabilities have access to the same activities and programs as their non-disabled peers.  As mentioned elsewhere, the Lee County School District made the following determination: “the student was evaluated and is not eligible under Section 504.  There is no educational impairment.” 


Translation: the Lee County School bureaucrats conspired to make an unmasking determination not based on the novel (new) health issues Sarah has been experiencing since having to come to school masked-up, but based on whether or not she had preexisting disabilities or impairments that caused her to become nervous or anxious about having to wear a mask for virtually the entire school day (you can’t make this stuff up, it’s so beyond the pale ridiculous and outrageous)!  As all Lee County School participants at the Section 504 Committee (“Committee”) Meeting agreed that Sarah had no preexisting issues, the foundation for unmasking her disappeared.  During an hour-long Committee meeting conference call, my close, long-time friend Doug and I failed to impress upon the Lee County bureaucrats that it wasn’t any historical health or mental or emotional issues that should bestow upon Sarah an unmasking waiver.  We failed to convince them that the culprit for her markedly increased headaches, marked drowsiness, reduced mental acuity both on and off campus, and three times the sick days so far this school year as in all her first three years at Estero High combined were related to, if not directly caused by, roughly 35 hours of “door-to-door” masking-up each and every full school week since late August. 


Needless to say, and beyond pathetic and disingenuous, no one on the Committee from the Lee County side, including a nurse that was present, even acknowledged the likelihood that the mask was the culprit.  In fact, the nurse on the conference call went out of her way to state that Sarah hadn’t come to the nurse station more often since masking-up began in late August, so she couldn’t confirm that Sarah was having any issues.  I told her that Sarah didn’t come to the nurse station because she knew that she would have to put her mask back on, and because she was a “good soldier.”  I also told the nurse that she knew as well as me that people can resist unhealthy states or environments successfully for a long time until suddenly, there is a breakdown or a serious medical issue.  But this too fell on deaf Committee ears.  


The bureaucrats also surely voted against an unmasked status for Sarah for another reason — or, let me say the “real” reason behind their decision.  Specifically, because an unmasking decision for my daughter would be diametrically opposed to the school district administrators’ vested interest in upholding the masking-up status quo, no matter how insane, scientifically unsound, student health damaging (restricting students’ oxygen access while forcing them to inhale the CO2 they are exhaling), and despotic this decree is.  If school system administrators promote campus population virus health “safety” by demanding ineffectual masking-up by everyone on campus, how can they reverse that by suddenly (de facto) admitting that their diktat is unsound at best, and destructive to students’ health and to civil rights at worst?  And never mind the total bureaucratic loss of face this would bring with it, much less the collapsed credibility.  


This is all the more true given the so-called Main Stream Media’s (MSM) “alignment” with both local, state, and national bureaucrats and their elected brethren, left-wing politicians.  Specifically, the endless US “Pravda press fear porn” about the Corona virus has been amplified in CNN-indoctrinated school classrooms (CNN is not only entrenched in airports, but in public schools) and by other MSM outfits more generally, such as NBC, CBS, ABC, the New York Times, the L.A. Times, and the Washington Post. 


Not only are highly questionable new virus infection rates hyped, but misleading stories about overwhelmed hospitals are repeated endlessly.  Juxtapose this fear porn against declining national weekly Corona virus deaths: as this post is being written, national weekly virus deaths are down 83% from the April high watermark of 17,094 to 2,849 for the first week in December.  Also note that on average, 7,789 Americans die each day for a whole host of reasons, yet we don’t institute toxic public policy responses as a result. 


Or, contrast the local and national fear porn with sharply declining Florida-based Corona virus deaths, where weekly Corona virus deaths are down 99% from the August 1st weekly peak tally of 1,515 people to a December 5th weekly tally of 117 people, which amounted to 5% of all weekly deaths in the Sunshine State (population 22m) during the same week. 


Or, consider the CDC confession earlier this fall that only 6% of all Corona virus deaths in America could be solely attributed to the virus, not to severe chronic health issues, also called comorbidities (typically, Corona virus deaths occur when people have 2.9 comorbidities), being “onboard.”  Terrible diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are being referred to here.  Said differently, if a person suffering from any of those, or other chronic maladies, suddenly came down with the flu and died, the cause of death wouldn’t be the flu, but the underlying disease …  But, if such a person sadly perishes with the Corona virus on board, the virus gets blamed for the death (BTW, hospitals were incentivized monetarily to do so), not the comorbidities!  In a related sense, let’s reflect on the fact that the Corona virus, on its own, has led to “only” around 18,000 deaths in the US, the equivalent of  2.3 days of average US daily deaths of 7,789 people.  And let’s not forget that there have been extremely few student deaths related to this virus in the US, which has a population of some 331m people, of which roughly 25%, or 83m, is compromised of young people.


Most importantly and most germane — and to repeat — dwell not on “24/7” virus alarmism, but on the fact that Americans between 0 and 19 years of age — your school-age kids — have a Corona virus survival rate of 99.997%!  In the interim, consider that, in Lee County, FL, not a single student death related to the virus has been reported to date.  How do I know?  Because such a sad occurrence would receive endless media attention, virtually to the exclusion of other sad causes of student deaths, which might appear “on page 34 of the News Press.”


Finally, if our family doctor’s mask exemption for Sarah was in fact honored by the Lee County School system, think of how many “me too” requests this would trigger on the one hand?  On the other hand, consider all the fear porn-indoctrinated, sadly misguided parents that actually believe that the Corona virus constitutes a “Bubonic Plague/Black Death, revisited” risk for their school-age kids.  And now imagine Sarah and/or other “me too” kids walking around unmasked on campus!    




Notwithstanding the Stalinist bureaucracy and extremely pronounced Corona virus fear porn that we are up against, if enough students complain about masks’ many troubling and inhumane aspects to their parents, over time — hopefully prior to irreversible psychological, emotional, or physical health damage — a grassroots revolt against the “do as I say, not as I doCoronacrats (politicians and bureaucrats) and their “Covidacracy” (virus-based despotism/civil rights violations) can prevail.  Would you like to join us — Sarah, yours truly, and my good friends Doug and Debi, who have been so supportive and helpful — in this effort? 


With the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) shockingly refusing to review pronounced and widespread state and federal constitutional violations that took place before, during, and after the November 3rd election, “masking-up, corrupt, serial liar Joe,” patriarch of the Biden Crime Family, and extremely likely to soon be president-elect and then president, will seek to double down on the ineffective yet health-harming mask tyranny under which so many suffer, including our school-age children.  While federalism is close to being eviscerated, the remaining residual will surely soon come under even greater attack given Marxist Dems’ virtually certain assumption of the presidency.  Fortunately, red state Florida has a freedom-loving, sane, and health-conscious governor.  Hopefully DeSantis will not “go RINO” on us, as patriots push back against ever-expanding federal tyranny on the one hand, and on growing public school despotism on the other hand.  I believe parent-patriots should do this for the health, sanity, joy, and well-being of their kids and for their future.  They don’t deserve anything less.  They deserve the same freedom and normalcy that we had when we were growing up, and there were quite a few viruses (pandemics) “raging” back then.


Hopefully Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order #20-244 (E.O.) will not wilt under sustained and growing pressure from the lock-down/mask-up leftist bureaucrats at the local, state, and national level, or as a result of “ambulance-chasing” litigation.  Instead, may the E.O. establish itself much more strongly and widely, to include public schools unmasking in practice, not just in theory, throughout this great state.  This is all the more urgent given what a Biden Administration would bring.  May that September 25th, 2020 E.O. gain a foothold and expand from Pinellas and Hillsborough counties through all Florida counties, in the process re-instituting lost constitutional freedoms and inalienable rights for those most “broadsided” by the “COVID-19 restrictions,” very much including our public school-age kids, who are nearly always too young to vote for the very politicians, such as Governor DeSantis, that attempt to grant them relief:

Friday’s E.O. also suspends fees and penalties for individuals who violate COVID-19 restrictions, removing the enforcement mechanisms in Pinellas and Hillsborough ordinances that require masks when inside public areas. The order did not address fines incurred by businesses.


“I think we need to get away from trying to penalize people for not social distancing and work with people constructively,” DeSantis said.


Hope dies last!  In the meantime, if enough of us stand tall for science and our school-age kids instead of kowtowing to those whose salaries we pay or  to “masking-up virtue-signaling” or to an indoctrinated, misinformed mob (thank you, MSM), perhaps we can start a grassroots effort to help give Governor Ron DeSantis’ E.O. much needed teeth!  After all, we are supposed to be the sovereigns, not our “overlords.”  Once again, please join us in this effort if you too share our concerns and our convictions!  Please use this post as a “starting point,” as potential food for thought.  The more of us that have a go against the entrenched public school bureaucracy that we finance thanks to public schools getting nearly 50% of every property tax dollar that we pay, the more likely they are to listen to reason.  A determined, vocal, and righteous minority can be effective.  It can also motivate those sitting on the fence, and a movement can really catch fire.  All the sudden people will be asking in disbelief what on God’s green earth we were doing to our children.  I have a dream, and there is always “round two!”


Thanks a ton for your interest!


Dan Kurz


FYI: Additional information and a few links relating to discussed topics have been added to select sections of this post after the initial publication date in an effort to better buttress the stance espoused without changing the content or the nature of the matter discussed.  Dr. A’s writings are exactly as he signed them.  The Lee County bureaucratic assertion is precisely as it was communicated to me.  Separately, select post-publishing text and link improvements have also been undertaken.  Once again, neither the message nor the thrust of this article were changed.


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