Former ‘Good Luck Charlie’ Star Leigh-Allyn Baker and Her Anti-Masker Speech


Caitlin Bailey, Journalist

Former “Good Luck Charlie” star, Leigh-Allyn Baker, had a lot to say during a school board meeting on Tuesday, August 10. Baker felt that mask mandation was an infringement upon her rights as a US citizen. 


“My name is Leigh-Allyn Baker, and I’m a California refugee,” Baker began. 


First off, Baker is not considered to be a refugee of anything because she was not faced with either war or prosecution, despite how she might want to play the victim. 


Baker continued with, “I gave up everything there: a really successful Hollywood career, television shows. I gave it all up for freedom and to come to this friendly place in Tennessee and be greeted with open arms, and I love it here.” 


By ‘really successful Hollywood career’, did she mean her only well-known role in Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie” (2010–2014)? Though the show was considered a success, it also ended seven years ago, leading one to question whether or not Baker was much of a success in Hollywood overall. 


“I wanted to tell you that I have two vaccine-injured children, and they have medical exemptions because after the seizures and the hospitalizations after all of their immunizations, I was granted, obviously, a medical exemption. So my children are those rare children that will just not be able to get the vaccine, and still, I would never put them in a mask because their brain needs oxygen to grow, which the neurologists can confirm,” Baker went on to say. 


There’s a lot to unpack here. One, while Baker’s children may actually have medical exemptions from the vaccine–even if ‘vaccine-injured’ doesn’t sound quite right–that makes it all the more important that they protect themselves and others by wearing masks, which have been proven to help. 


Furthermore, masks do not inhibit a person’s ability to breathe, as proven by the fact that millions of people have worn masks–some while participating in strenuous activity, such as sport or working out–and have had no issues. Why, then, would it be a problem for her unvaccinated children to wear masks during the school day when they are merely sitting at their desks? 


However, Baker wasn’t done, and continued to say, “Anyway, the real part of the clown show is that you all think that you actually have the authority to mandate this. Because there are these books that I have, and I have them as a gift for you: the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist Papers, and also the Bible. And these guarantee my freedom and yours and our children’s to breathe oxygen.” 


This last part of her speech was met with cheers and shouts of agreement. However, I don’t recall any of those documents explicitly saying that wearing a mask was an infringement upon personal rights. 


Many like Baker believe that mask mandation is an infringement upon their constitutional rights. However, the question is posed: Your right to what? Spread a dangerous virus to those around you?


Wearing a mask doesn’t seem so bad when one considers that it could save the lives of people around you. It seems a little selfish to be so blatantly against protecting others, does it not?


No matter what you believe, as long as there are people like Baker, well . . . good luck, Charlie. (here’s a video of the speech)