Enough is enough! Conservative states have clearly become sick of the “science” promoted by Fauci, Biden, and Co., much of which changes whenever it is convenient (Double masks? No singing? No church services? Yet riots are ok?)
And, as a direct response to the utter shamelessness of the Biden administration for milking every possible authoritarian drop out of COVID, other state governors have had enough of the masking mandates and have openly announced a return to normalcy.
Not the “new normal” infamously stated by Cuomo this week (does this guy have any professional speech advisors?), but the real normal … the exact type of normal China does not want to see.
For instance, the Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, has announced that the state has dropped all mandatory masking requirements, as well as any other state mandates associated with COVID over the past year.
The reason? Improved COVID situation, increased personal responsibility, and, above all, unabashed liberty for all. All of which were encapsulated in a statement from Ivey’s spokesperson.
“All along, Governor Ivey has made clear that she prefers personal responsibility to government mandates. We are optimistic that our state is heading in the right direction, and we still have some work to be done. Governor Ivey will provide an update to the people of Alabama soon.” [Source: Breitbart]
Of course, Alabama Democrats immediately whined, insisting “now is not the time to let our guard down,” and that Ivey should “follow CDC guidelines.” The same guidelines subject to constant change, of course. To whatever an authoritarian of the day needs them to be.
News flash, Democrats: If it were up to you, people will never be able “to let their guard down.” It would never be the time to reopen the economy safely. It would never be time to give up all the draconian powers. Because in Democrat land, liberals are only happy when most other people are totally subjected to their arbitrary rule.
Several other states have also ditched the absurd federal masking mandate, including Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Missouri, Iowa, Idaho, Georgia, Arizona, Alaska, and Florida.
And, just like Alabama, all of these states had justifiable reasoning for eschewing ongoing state mandates. For instance, Kim Reynolds, the Governor of Iowa, urged businesses to exercise reasonable precautions, while making it clear that the state would be stepping back.
“I strongly encourage that all businesses or other employers remaining open with in-person operations take reasonable measures under the circumstances of each establishment to ensure the health of employees, patrons and members of the public, including social distancing practices, increased hygiene practices and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.” [Source: Fox News]
Similar logic was used by all the 14 other states listed above, along with Texas and Mississippi.
In other words, a total of 16 states, nearly 1/3 of the entire nation, has had it with the tyrannical rule of Biden, in particular attempting to crush states’ individual liberty, which is precisely why they have decided “no more” with masks and other absurd mandates designed to disempower the backbone of the American economy: the taxpayers who keep virtually everything afloat, including the wasteful spending packages in Washington D. C.
Which is why the same states did not take too kindly to Biden’s rantings and ravings over the “Neanderthal thinking” dominating these states, to which one Alabamian already issued a rather fiery retort.
“Joe Biden has fewer functioning brain cells than a Neanderthal and continues to listen to clowns like Fauci, who’s been wrong at every turn, but he’s got the nerve to criticize states who abandon mandates that aren’t supported by science? Screw him.” [Source: Breitbart]
Fairly straight to the point, but one would be hard-pressed to deny the accuracy of his statement. After all, Fauci has proven himself to be rather incorrect on more than one occasion, which could be attributed to a rather glaring overdependence on the WHO, otherwise known as China’s spokesman to the planet (one of a few … after all, Biden apparently has taken up that position as well).
Now, what will be really interesting is if Biden attempts to enforce a federal masking mandate of some kind, which will really illustrate his real views on state authority … or lack thereof.