Yesterday, Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp signed an Executive Order which banned municipalities mask mandates. This action bucked a trend we are seeing across the United States. In his tweet, he says he “strongly encourages Georgians to wear masks in public.” This leaves them a choice, the freedom to choose to wear a mask or not.
To flatten the curve, I urge all local elected officials to enforce the terms of this order. Together, we will keep fighting #COVID19, weather this storm, and emerge stronger than ever.https://t.co/CKFdrW4C3M— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) July 16, 2020
At the end of June, Kemp went on a ‘Wear a Mask’ tour. Kemp and other health officials including the Surgeon General of the United States did this to encourage the public to wear masks when out and about.
Health freedom is important to many Americans, most notably is the parents right to choose to vaccinate their children or not. It is freedom they don’t want to see taken away. Kemp’s ban on mask mandates goes against a trend we are seeing across the United States, many state and local governments are putting in the mask mandates and attaching fines and possible jail time. A lawsuit was filed earlier this month that challenges the Washington State mask mandate.
An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit challenging Washington’s mask mandate, and whether Governor Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman have the authority to issue such an order. https://t.co/m1kjIgo0jd— KAPP-KVEW (@KAPPKVEW) July 8, 2020
On the other side of this argument, there are people who want a national mask mandate. Comedian Chelsea Handler accuses Kemp of a ‘War Crime’ by letting people have the freedom to choose for themselves. See her tweet below:
War crimes: @GovKemp refusing to mandate a mask wearing policy when the entire country is fighting a virus that can kill. You are violating the care of your own healthcare workers, plus all civilians who YOU are supposed to be governing. You belong in jail with Ducey and Abbott.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) July 16, 2020
One Twitter use @TuxcedoCat is asking others to ‘call the Gov. Brian Kemp’s office’ and ‘demand he issue a statewide mask mandate!’
If you live in Georgia and would like to stay alive, call Gov. Brian Kemp’s office and demand he allow states to mandate face masks. Even better, demand he issue a statewide mask mandate! #Georgia #GAGov #WearADamnMask https://t.co/F7lwj9g8Oy— (((RB Blair))) Proud Democrat | Wear A Damn Mask (@TuxcedoCat) July 16, 2020
The Attorney General of Louisiana issued a statement yesterday calling Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards’ mask mandate likely illegal, appearing to violate Louisiana’s constitution. Attorney General Jeff Landry’s said the order was “likely unconstitutional and unenforceable.”
It looks like a fight for both sides of the argument, some fear the loss of rights and liberties and others are afraid for their health.
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