- Jan 21, 2009
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For a percentage of people, the act of wearing a mask is not so simple. I remember the same drama and backlash when seatbelts were mandated, when motorcycle helmets were mandated. It was the same drama - no matter how many studies were published about the life-saving benefits of seatbelts and helmets - a certain percentage of people relentlessly resisted. Not because they had something against seatbelts or helmets per se. But because they simply do not want to be told what to do. Period.Shooting yourself in the foot seems to be an art form for way too many politicians. The governor of the state I live in has tried to do the same and has spent his time in court fighting county judges of all of the major metropolitan areas, fortunately he's lost every challenge, but what a waste of time, money and resources. Why is the simple act of wearing a mask the mountain they are determined to die on? I'll never understand.
It's not about the mask itself. It's the being told to do it that some people can't get past. And yes, some people are willing to die on that hill rather than give up an inch of personal autonomy and interferes with them doing whatever they want. jmo