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Tucker Carlson instructed his viewers to call child protective services is if they see children being forced to wear masks outdoors, according to The Western Journal.

Carlson said masks are “signifiers of shame and submission.”

“Until recently, many jurisdictions had laws against wearing masks in public.”

“Only Klansmen and armed robbers wore masks. The rest of us showed our face. We were free people.”

“Ask politely, but firmly, ‘Would you please take off your mask?”

“Science shows there is no reason for you to be wearing it.”

“Your mask is making me uncomfortable.’

“We should do that and we should keep doing that until wearing a mask outside is roughly as socially accepted as lighting a Marlboro on an elevator.”

“As for forcing children to wear masks outside, that should be illegal.”

“Your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be no different from your response to seeing someone beat a kid at a Walmart.”

“Call the police immediately, contact child protective services. Keep calling until someone arrives.”

“What you’re looking at is abuse, it’s child abuse, and you’re morally obligated to attempt to prevent it.”

“If it’s your own children being abused, then act accordingly.”

“Let’s say your kid’s school emailed you to announce that every day after lunch, your sixth-grader was going to get punched in the face by a teacher.”

“How would you respond to that?”

“That’s precisely how you should respond when they tell you that your kids have to wear masks on the soccer field.”

“That is unacceptable, it is dangerous, and we should act like it because it is.”

Carlson quoted Mary Harrow saying masks “cause low oxygen and high carbon dioxide levels, shortness of breath, toxicity, inflammation, increased stress hormones and sugar in the body, and create fear, anxiety, headaches, compromised cognitive performance and other problems.”

“Did you really need a medical degree to know that?”

“People need fresh air, especially children. Deprive them of fresh air and you hurt them.”

“You knew that, we all knew that, it is obvious.”

From The Western Journal:

On Monday, the Oregon Health Authority announced it was updating its mask guidelines after a high school runner collapsed on a track in Bend last week.

The new guidance will allow people who are participating in non-contact sports to unmask while competing, KATU-TV’s Genevieve Reaume reported.

Carlson is clearly engaging in hyperbole regarding calling child protective services to make his point, but it is well-taken.

It is no longer spring 2020. We know a lot more about the coronavirus, including that children are at almost zero risk of becoming seriously ill from it.

Further, a vaccine is now available to all adults who want it.

It’s well past time to take off the masks outdoors and let Americans — most importantly, kids — get back to their normal lives.