Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
I preface my letter with the admission that I am a liberal Democrat; however, I have tried to understand conservative principles. A bedrock of conservatism is local government control and the balance between individual rights and the public welfare. I am at a loss to understand the intervention by Govs. DeSantis of Florida and Abbott of Texas in the decision-making process of local school boards with regard to mask mandates.
How much more local can you get than a local school board? The right of a parent to have their child go "maskless" in the school ends at the right of all parents to have their child attend school safely. Listen to science.