Stand With Leandra Blades - Stand for Liberty and the Constitution

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Leandra Blades is an exceptional woman who the people of Placentia-Yorba Linda overwhelmingly elected to the school board. She is being unfairly persecuted for her conservative beliefs and peaceful attendance at a rally. She is falling victim to a cancel culture mob who are demanding her recall.

In the United States of America, we pride ourselves on the immense amount of liberty set forth in the Declaration of Independence and protected by the Constitution. All Americans have an individual right to free speech and association. When Leandra Blade was elected, she was firm and open about her beliefs, many even voted for her because of her beliefs.

She attended Washington D.C. this past week on a trip with friends. While there, she peacefully attended a rally which started out as a peaceful gathering of tens of thousands of people. Unfortunately, a small minority of the attendees began to commit acts of violence. It would be appropriate to call those who rioted in the Capitol thugs or even domestic terrorists. However, Leandra was among those who peacefully attended and left the event when claims of rioting began. The rally was intended to be a peaceful assembly of people from across the country who only
wanted to voice their opinion on the legitimacy of the election. However right or wrong their opinion may be, every American is entitled to freedom of speech and peaceful expression. Leandra Blades was among the tens of thousands of people who had no intention of engaging in any form of violence and even chose to leave immediately when rumors of violence began circulating.

It is unfortunate that a small group of people are engaging in mob rule and attempting to “cancel” Leandra Blades for peacefully attending a rally. In this country, the answer to speech people disagree with should be more speech, not shutting them down and forcing them out of their jobs. James Madison described a tyranny of the mob as fundamentally poisonous to our great republic, chastising groups that are “united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens.”

A small group that adds pressure to an elected member to resign simply due to her political beliefs should not be entertained with the power and control in our country to violate the rights of individuals. We must as a united people stand for the 1st amendment and protect every person’s right to speech and association.

Sign this petition to not only stand up for Leandra Blades and stop her persecution, but to protect our fundamental rights as laid out in the Constitution. Sign this petition to live up to the promise of the Declaration of Independence and protect the rights of every individual person from the tyranny of the mob.