Defense against 'ludicrous' regulations is liberty's hope

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

cash 100-dollar billA Mississippi-based public policy center is concerned that mandatory mask ordinances in some parts of the state are being enforced with steep fines.

As mandatory mask ordinances have been issued in a number of cities across the state, many with Democrat mayors, some of the new regulations issued by Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) prohibit gatherings of more than ten people indoors and gatherings of more than 20 people outdoors. All citizens must now wear a mask when shopping or visiting public places.

"The mask has become sort of like the knight in shining armor to the left," comments Brett Kittredge, director of marketing and communications for the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. "It is the be-all and end-all. Our position as a free-market organization is individuals should be responsible for themselves; they should make decisions based on their own personal wellbeing."

Kittredge is especially concerned that some local jurisdictions may fine violators up to $1,000. In Jackson, residents could be sent to jail for six months for not complying with the mask ordinance. "It's ludicrous," he asserts.

Kittredge

And Kittredge is urging citizens to stand up for their rights against the "elite class who think they know everything."

"Certainly you can tie it to calling Trump supporters deplorables. It's the same type of mindset that they would say people that don't want to wear masks are sort of in that same category," Kittredge compares. "So I would say stand up defend yourself. Get involved in local politics and local elections, and find folks who agree with basic tenants of liberty."

As of Monday, The Magnolia State had 9,498 active COVID-19 cases, with 25,932 presumed recoveries and 1,250 deaths, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. At least eight of the state's lawmakers tested positive for the virus last week.

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