Are you using a face mask?
Masks are becoming a controversial political divide between these two:
- A statement of trusting the pro-socialist ideology of certain governors, mayors, and health directors who want to control you.
- A statement of protecting yourself or others, which is “socially responsible”.
Those who don’t wear masks are being shamed with growing anger – at times violent consequences.
Verbal and physical confrontations are on the rise.
Pro-mask users are becoming more vocal and violent in demanding compliance and obedience.
In some areas, such as Los Angeles, masks on all are required to go out – even at empty beaches and when you are in a car. In stores, masks are required in all stores and public places.
Sometimes, counties or cities have different rules.
The masks have created a great deal of confusion.
At first, the CDC/General Surgeon and medical experts said the masks don’t work and can actually hurt.
Then they switched and said everyone must wear them…or else.
Who aren’t wearing masks?
- Rural residents
- “Nones” and atheists
- City dwellers
Masks skew to millennials…and especially to those with compromised health – usually the elderly.
For example, near Los Angles county in California is Riverside County.
The county rescinded their facemask mandate and now masks are not required at all in the county.
In nearby San Bernadino County, the Sheriff made it clear his force would not enforce facemask mandates; so, the county lets the individual decide.
In Orange County, it’s up to the individual, but cities in the county like Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Seal Beach and Laguna Beach require employees and customers to wear a mask.
And, some private companies enforce a mask, and some do not. Costco requires all employees and customers to wear a mask.
My wife and I, in Tennessee, decided to go to Sam’s Club where no masks are required. Less than 5% of the customers wore masks.
To compound the confusion, many medical experts say:
- The mask reduces fresh oxygen. Everyone needs more oxygen. The mask can compromise your immune system.
- It may be more dangerous to wear a mask if you do have the virus, because you’re breathing it back in.
I flew several trips on a plane recently, wearing a mask to get on and off, but not wearing a mask, like most passengers, during the flight.
In Nashville/Franklin Tennessee – freedom. Less than 10% wore masks; none are required in the open stores, restaurants, and barbershops.
It’s your choice.
People are free.
People don’t have fear.
Let people decide. If they want to wear a mask, great. Do it…
If they don’t want to wear a mask, great. Don’t do it.
It’s called freedom.
Pro-socialist politicians want to see masks used continually until next year or longer.
It becomes a political and social statement they hope will impact the November elections.
Even if it’s ridiculous.
- People in a car by themselves.
- A couple walking on a trail or open street.
- Politicians on TV…for example Senator Tim Kain of Virginia wearing a bandanna (looking like a robber) on TV for hours with no one else seated near him within three yards.
If you wear a mask, you’re obeying “science” and your government leader.
Don’t wear a mask and you stand for freedom, individual responsibility and a realistic assessment of risk.
What do you think? Email me at Craig@ElectionForum.org
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