Everyone’s buzzing about the news from Charlie Baker today that’s forcing everyone to wear masks in Massachusetts:
Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order Friday requiring residents to wear masks in public, including people who take public transit and grocery shopping.
“We view this as common sense,” said Baker, a Republican.
The executive order takes effect on May 6. Masks and face coverings are mandatory in grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail shops, as well as on public transportation. The order does not apply to children under the age of 2 and people with medical conditions who would be negatively affected by the requirement. People who are found violating the order could get a $300 fine. Face coverings are also mandatory out in parks and sidewalks, particularly in times and places where people have trouble staying at least 6 feet apart, according to the order.
Baker suggested, for example, that someone who goes out for a run at dawn likely won’t need a mask because few people are around. Yet someone who goes out in the late afternoon and walks or runs in the company of others must wear a mask under the executive order because socially distancing will likely be impossible.
“I think most people should carry it with them and anticipate that they will,” Baker said. “When my wife and I go for a walk in Swampscott, we carry it.”
Baker encouraged people to make face coverings if they can’t buy them, and he urged people to avoid buying medical-grade respirators because hospitals need them.
Let me be clear – I will not wear a mask in public. It’s not because I wanna be a dick, it’s because eventually you have to stand up to these tyrannical laws that aren’t grounded in science, and do nothing to stop the spread of a disease that only kills the elderly and sick, neither of which should be out of the house anyway. If you accept one thing, you’ll accept the next. We were always told that restrictions would ease once we flattened the curve. Well, that happened two weeks ago and they just keep adding on more bullshit because they can.
And if you think I’m wearing a mask when I go running you can kiss my ass. Anyone who thinks that’s reasonable probably doesn’t exercise much. Ya know, because you can’t breathe.
The biggest joke about this is that they let you make your own masks. What the fuck is medical or scientific about that? Why can’t I just cover my mouth in the store? Of course none of this makes any sense because they haven’t thought any of it through. They’re just adding rules because they can. Because they look at the poll numbers, they see the Karens support living in fear, and they realize that the more restrictions they put in place the more they’ll be credited with saving lives.
I’ve about had it. I reached my breaking point today when my wife had to do a zoom call for work. My two year old son, who hasn’t seen another child in two months now, knew that he was not to interrupt. Of course this makes him want to interrupt her more, because he’s a two year old boy. I spent an hour attempting to prevent him from climbing the stairs as he screamed and cried for absolutely no reason. Consequently I could not work during that time. There is no reason daycare cannot be opened. Children do not transmit the disease, nor do they die from it. Like face masks, the closing of schools and daycares is just an unnecessary restriction that has no basis in logic or science.
I can’t really hate on people that are still on Team Lockdown because I was one myself, but eventually you gotta open up your eyes and realize what’s happening here. You’re not a good person if you support the lockdown. You’re just someone who hates freedom. Eventually the people will get sick of it like they’re doing in California today.
That’s what more and more people need to start doing. Defy everything. They can’t arrest us all. If you have a store then reopen it. If you have kids then schedule a playdate with friends. And do it in public. The police are the ones who will be put to the test here. Did they sign up to fine people for not wearing masks? Are they actually gonna do that? Or will they use discretion and allow free people to remain free in a free society?
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