I oppose mandatory mask orders and ordinances, but there is no question that we are going to see more of them.
They can’t be enforced in any real way, but they will lead to more people masking up.
They will work.
Are they illegal? No. Bear with me here.
People will gripe, but most will begrudgingly mask up.
People should begrudgingly mask up on their own, whether it be for our nation’s health, for the economy to recover, for President Donald Trump’s reelection, so we don’t get U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and so the next Supreme Court justice is more like Brett Kavanaugh and less like Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Those are the stakes.
The latest order in Alabama comes from the health department of Madison County.
But they can’t do that! They did. If you don’t like it, keep reading.
This will not be the last order in the state. Governor Kay Ivey will probably get in on the action at some point, and many will be infuriated by it.
Much of the response to almost any order by the government in this regard is being met with two responses: “Yay! Government!” or, “How dare they? This is a violation of my rights.”
Both responses are wrong.
It is odd to ask the government to implement these rules that will be almost impossible to enforce. The enforcement tasks retail employees with being forced to ask customers to mask up or leave.
And, imagine if the government did send in the police to enforce these rules. These same people think cops are killing African-Americans for sport.
So, what are these cops to do when someone refuses and becomes belligerent? Arrest them? Use force?
One of the hot takes right now is that people shouldn’t call the cops on black people at all because it could be a death sentence.
Should the stores call the police on people who refuse? Because 80-year-old Mabel greeting customers at Walmart isn’t going to stop a rampaging herd of women who won’t mask up.
We will not see that.
The correct answer is the same answer we have had for months. More people should mask up on their own, and those who oppose it should stop and think about what they are doing by running their mouths online.
The more you go off about how your freedoms are under assault, the more restrictions we are seeing. It seems counter-productive.
If you want a more normal society, put on a stupid mask.
Even Donald Trump agrees.
But if you really believe this is an affront to your very freedoms, do something about it.
I will even provide you the venue to do so.
Let’s fight one of these ordinances and get it knocked down.
Donate to my GoFundMe campaign that will help me fund a lawsuit against the tyrannical government of Madison County. I will hire lawyers to fight this battle in court and if we win, the orders shall crumble before our feet as we ride to freedom mask-less.
The Madison County Health Department has taken a step many people have informed me is unconstitutional, they are mandating that citizens wear masks in public.
If this is so unacceptable, let’s put our money where our mouth is and hire a legal team to take down this tyrannical local government.
Donate now and I will hire attorneys and fight this fight for you.
Or, you can comment on social media and tell everyone how in 1930 they found masks don’t stop the flu or how the government said masks were not needed in February.
This stuff is foolish and gets us nowhere. Recent studies show that face coverings do not stop anything 100%, but it is better than nothing.
I have already explained that your social media griping has not worked, so try something else.
But understand this: there will be no “herd immunity,” there will be no “let it burn through the population,” and we will not “just learn to live with it.”
If you push those narratives, you have lost embarrassingly.
The battle is over. Your “no mask” position is a fringe position.
Keep this up and it will impact the 2020 presidential election.
The worst this coronavirus pandemic is, the less-likely Trump wins the election.
He knows it, they know it.
You can incorrectly believe the data is fake. You can share obvious fake stories about your neighbor’s friend’s cousin’s gardener who waited in line for a test but never got one and how they got positive results if you need to (yes, I read this all over the internet last week and heard this on my radio show today).
Or you can help us take whatever precautions we can that will help us get back to normal, get the economy going again and work to “Keep America Great.”
You cannot do both.
The only path to normal at this point is that we stop the numbers from going up. We need to do what we can to make that happen.
Dale Jackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 7-11 AM weekdays on WVNN.