It is so very disappointing to know that some law enforcement agencies have found it necessary to announce a negative response about our governor’s mask mandate. Once again, a vocal minority has contributed to a decision that is not in the best interest of all.
As a 72-year-old who has not left the house for three months, even the possibility of being able to get out and about because everyone would be wearing a mask to prevent the spread of disease, was truly exciting.
Sadly, it is not now practical or safe for folks to do so since the mandate will, for all intents and purposes, be ignored by those who have pledged to protect us.
To declare something “unconstitutional” is an argument frequently used but also frequently lacking in truth or logic. It’s akin to the same old argument about yelling “fire” in a crowded theater.
Respect for our law enforcement agencies is most definitely well-deserved in almost every single case. Perhaps all perspectives should be considered before their assumption that the good of all is not served by science but by those who maintain selfish, non-factual attitudes.
Kate Cowan, West End
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