Country Star Jason Aldean Rips California’s Student Vaccine Mandate, Issues Warning, Says Americans ‘Better Start Standing Up’

Country music superstar Jason Aldean is getting increasingly outspoken about COVID-19 mandates, blasting Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom over his mandate forcing primary school students to get a vaccine.

“So let me get this straight! It is no longer our decisions as parents (or free Americans) to make decisions about our kids, Gavin Newsom makes those decisions for us now?? You gotta be kidding me!” Aldean posted on Instagram.

“People in California should be outraged and people everywhere else better start standing up and speaking out NOW. This is not how America and being free works,” he added.

Newsom recently announced the first vaccine mandate in the nation for school students last week.

According to his directive, students are going to be required to be vaccinated if they are attending in-person classes beginning the semester after full approval from the Food and Drug Administration for their grade span (7-12 and K-6).

The governor announced the mandate at a San Francisco middle school on Friday.

“We are all exhausted by this pandemic. We are all exhausted by this. And that is the purpose of this,” he said. “We hope this encourages folks to get vaccinated.”

“We have no trepidation, no hesitancy in encouraging local districts to move forward more expeditiously.”

The Los Angeles Times reported: “The mandate would take effect for grades 7 through 12 the semester following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the vaccine for children ages 12 and over, according to the governor’s office. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade would be phased in after the vaccine is formally approved for younger children.”

The Times noted further that “rare medical and religious exemptions would be available.”

“Our schools already require vaccines for measles, mumps and more,” Newsom tweeted on Friday morning. “Why? Because vaccines work.”

Newsom’s office described the policy as the first of its kind in the country and it’s likely the requirement will take effect next hear

Added to the Sacramento Bee, “Those who opt out of the requirement will have to enroll in independent study.”

“I believe we will be the first state in America to move forward with this mandate and requirement, but I do not believe, by any stretch of the imagination, that we will be the last state,” Newsom said. “I anticipate that other states will follow suit.”

The country star and his wife, Brittany, have been increasingly outspoken about their conservative values and opinions.

Recently they received backlash after posting photos of themselves and their kids wearing anti-Joe Biden clothing.

“I will never apologize for my beliefs or my love for my family and country,” Aldean posted in response to the backlash. “This is the greatest country in the world and I want to keep it that way.”