Attention, CDC … we don't need your permission

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

woman with mask offNew guidelines coming from the CDC on mask-wearing ease some restrictions – but in what some are calling a shocking turn, the agency is now telling people what they can do, not just what they can't.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, made the announcement on Tuesday:

Walensky: "Over the past year, we have spent a lot of time telling Americans what they cannot do – what they should not do. Today, I'm going to tell you some of the things you can do if you are fully vaccinated."

So, according to the CDC, Americans are now allowed to go mask-less in small indoor gatherings with others who are vaccinated – and vaccine or not, people exercising outdoors don't have to wear masks. That's old news to Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel.

"In fact, where I live in Florida, we've been doing that for months and months," he shares with One News Now. "We don't need the CDC to tell us we can go outside without a mask … and that we can meet in small groups."

Still, Staver finds it alarming that the government now seems to think people need its permission to live their lives. That, says the Christian attorney, is an unacceptable power grab.

"I don't need CDC's permission to go outside, exercise, and wear a mask or not wear a mask," he states. "I will do what I feel is best for my health."

Staver contends the government is trying to dictate everything people do in their lives.

"We are shocked [the government feels that way]," he continues. "But … at the other end of the spectrum, [I think] we're fed up and we're just tired of it – and they're overplaying their hand."

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