On Monday, President Trump’s chief of staff, and former Congressman from North Carolina, Mark Meadows, rejected the idea of a national decree forcing citizens to wear masks, saying that is “not in order.”
“Well, it’s certainly a state-to-state issue, as we look across the country, obviously the narrative is the Chinese virus cases are rising, but testing is rising exponentially,” Meadows told “Fox & Friends.”
The number of new cases peaked at 55,220 on Thursday.
“When we look at masks and the wearing of masks, that’s done on a location basis, when you can’t have social distancing, but certainly a national mandate is not in order,” he continued, deferring to state leaders.
“We’re allowing our local governors and our local mayors to weigh in on that.”
What Meadows is saying is that the federal government does not have the authority to mandate that Americans wear masks. We have these things we call freedom and liberty.
Joe Biden has said he would create a national mandate to force all Americans to wear masks, and the progressives who will really be calling all the shots if Biden-the-Meathead is elected, have never cared about Constitutional protections for the American people or its limitations on the powers of government. You may think “What’s the big deal? It’s for our own protection.” There are several problems with that way of thinking. Once you accept that the government can do things that affect your freedoms, then they will have an open license to go even further. If we accept that the government is allowed to force us to wear masks, then who’s going to stop them from mandating that we cannot leave our homes? As rational thinking adults, we have the freedom to choose whether or not we want to wear a mask. That’s a foreign concept to liberals.
Believe it or not, even states cannot force people to wear masks for the same reason. States can argue the forcing of masks on someone who has been diagnosed with the virus, but it is a violation of Constitutional rights to force healthy people to do so.
The president is headed on Saturday to New Hampshire, where he’ll hold a campaign rally at Portsmouth Airport, his first event after a poorly attended rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last month thanks to the abundance of doom and gloom from the Fake News media about spreading the virus, and from fear of having to deal with ANTIFA and other violent thugs trying to get in an out of the rally.
Meadows wouldn’t say whether or not Trump will wear a mask, telling Fox: “President Trump mentioned he is willing to wear a mask if appropriate in tight quarters.”
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Sunday that masks should be a “national requirement,” making them mandatory in public as some states see a record number of infections. It’s too bad the New Jersey governor lost all credibility when he marched outside with Black Lives Matter violating his own draconian social distancing orders. I guess Democrat governors think the virus knows not to infect people in a protest march, but everywhere else. Just dumb.
“It’s become almost not even debatable,” he told NBC TV’s “Meet the Press.” What’s not debatable is how phony blue-state officials have been throughout the whole lockdown tyranny.
“I think it ought to be a national, a national requirement,” he said.
Of course, Murphy would say that. It’s outlined in the Big Book of Democrat Cliches. Seriously, how much confidence are we supposed to have in Murphy when he recently admitted to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that he and his administration weren’t thinking about the Bill of Rights when they came up with their lockdown orders? It was a blatant admission that Democrats don’t even consider our liberties.
Guidelines nonetheless vary from state to state, with Florida, Pennsylvania, and Texas recently making masks mandatory in public.
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The president last week mentioned people “should” wear masks if they “feel good about it” but said he didn’t think face coverings needed to be mandatory in public. That’s because this president understands Constitutional limitations on government power, and he doesn’t want to take away freedoms from the American people, unlike every Democrat in DC.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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