At the last Loudoun County Public School Board meeting, there was a great spirit of democracy in the air. Parents and concerned citizens overwhelmingly showed up to peacefully express their opposition to Policy 8040 and implementation of Critical Race Theory in curriculum. Others came to defend free speech and religious freedom on the gross treatment of Physical Education Teacher, Tanner Cross. There were over 200 speakers and only about 60 were heard once Senator Dick Black delivered his one minute comment. After his public comment, the majority supported his comments with cheer and clapping, which was deemed by Board Chair Brenda Sheridan as “unlawful assembly” and motioned to end the board meeting.