I forgot to add that this nanny state obsession started even when I was in elementary school 70 years ago. We used to be required to stand up and show our hands and behind our ears. In the second grade we had to have shots. I guess one could justify such activities on the ground of public health and the prevention of disease yet it opened the door so to speak.
Yeah, I’m 60+ and I remember having to say the pledge of allegiance and prayers