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    Why are republican politicians such awful human beings?

    Iím not even sure what to say about this. I guess Iíll wait for our resident conservatives to try and rationalize his thinking.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nebrask...inkId=91285470

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    It would appear he's encouraging everyone to wear a mask in public while simultaneously refusing to use government action to force them to do so, and preventing local dictators as well. I can appreciate that.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    So if a county requires masks, you want that enforceable by rule of law and what that entails? (threat of use of force)

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    I think it’s a good idea to mandate masks because most people would probably just comply. Enforcement is a entirely different story and would probably just lead more police brutality. Unless you just fined people.

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    I sometimes wonder if there isn't something in the water here in the middle of the country. Reading the ultra-conservative local paper makes me scratch my head. I try to understand that viewpoint but it is like trying to understand an ultra-religious viewpoint. My brain works differently I guess. On that point, I don't get the big deal about masks - wear one for a couple more months in crowded public places until we get this thing figured out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    It would appear he's encouraging everyone to wear a mask in public while simultaneously refusing to use government action to force them to do so, and preventing local dictators as well. I can appreciate that.
    In my State, the local County Health Officer is empowered by the law to impose and enforce restrictions to protect the public health. The law also provides for an appeal process.

    The law does not provide for the Governor to simply threaten or overrule the Health Officer. To do so would be the real act of a dictator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    So if a county requires masks, you want that enforceable by rule of law and what that entails? (threat of use of force)
    Yeah I do. I don't hear anyone complaining about seatbelt laws, and those are only to help the wearer, not all the people around the wearer unlike mask requirements, which help keep the people around the mask wearer safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    So if a county requires masks, you want that enforceable by rule of law and what that entails? (threat of use of force)
    That's how the law works in my State.

    https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=70.05.070

    It's not a new thing, it's sort of how epidemics have been handled for ages...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    I’m not even sure what to say about this. I guess I’ll wait for our resident conservatives to try and rationalize his thinking.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nebrask...inkId=91285470
    It also says businesses cannot force people to wear masks in their businesses. How can they enforce no shoes, no shirt ... no service then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    I think it’s a good idea to mandate masks because most people would probably just comply. Enforcement is a entirely different story and would probably just lead more police brutality. Unless you just fined people.

    Here, the health officers are unarmed and typically go with a police escort for a lot of the things they enforce.
    Smart people don't fight taking the ticket. Dumb ones do and then you get people screaming police brutality.

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