Quantcast

‘I Can’t Breathe’: Backlash as More States Mandate Face Masks

(News Punch) While US health experts continue to encourage the use of face masks in public, some states have issued mandatory mask requirements, but there has been pushback from some Americans who refuse to cover up.

Several sheriffs have also said that making face masks compulsory is unconstitutional and unenforceable…

This week, Palm Beach County in South Florida issued a countywide mask mandate. Facial coverings are now required in all businesses and government buildings, while using public transportation, and in public when social distancing is not possible.

Still, the vote was preceded by protesters shouting “Freedom,” and dozens of local residents heatedly testified against mask-wearing during a more than three-hour public comment session.

“You do not have the authority to govern my body,” one said.

“You guys are overstepping your boundaries,” said another.

A day after the Palm Beach County vote, demonstrators in Arizona gathered outside Scottsdale’s city hall to protest recent mask mandates from the city and its county, Maricopa.

The protest was led by a local councilman, Guy Phillips, and some 200 people attended, according to the Arizona Republic.

Phillips addressed the crowd by saying, “I can’t breathe,” before taking his mask off and uttering, “Insanity.” He then went on to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, saying, “Anyone who would give up his freedom for temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety.”

[Read more…]

TRENDING NOW

Six ‘Hurtful’ Dr. Seuss Books to Cease Being Published

(Headline USA) Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran...

McDonald’s Price Hikes Totally Undercut ‘Fight for $15’ Minimum Wage

(Brad Polumbo, Foundation for Economic Education) The push for a $15 federal minimum wage continues across the country. But new research shows that if...

The Great Reset Is Coming for the Currency

(Stefan Gleason, Money Metals News Service) As the Great Reset proceeds from globalist think tanks and technology billionaires...

Senate Vetting Biden’s Choice for SEC Head Amid Stock Drama

(Associated Press) President Joe Biden's choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission is coming before a Senate panel for his confirmation...

Worry About the Right Thing with Estate Taxes

(Liz Weston, Nerd Wallet) Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but death taxes are only a remote possibility...