When an elected official, such as a governor, strips the freedom and rights away from his constituents he is behaving like a dictator or emperor rather that a public servant. That is exactly the way Governor Baker of Massachusetts has behaved since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. He is far from alone. About half governors of this country behaved the same.
When you strip the rights and freedoms away from any population they are no longer citizens. They are now serfs.
When a large majority of the population meekly accepts the trampling of their rights and freedoms they are no longer worthy of the title of citizens, they are behaving exactly as serfs would behave and deserve that derisive label.
I am quite ashamed by the lack of resistance put forward by the inhabitants of Massachusetts to the liberty and economy crushing lockdowns and mask mandates. There was way too much blind and meek acceptance. Thare was far too little questioning and far too little resistance.
On this past Monday Governor Baker announced that he is finally going to lift his disastrous Coronavirus restrictions, effective on May 29th. It is far too late for all of the businesses that have closed due to Baker’s restrictions and all of those who have lost their jobs. None of the restrictions were necessary to fight the virus outbreak. Check out this article I did on the subject a couple weeks ago.
As you can see from this announcement by Governor Baker the statewide mask mandate will be replaced by a mask advisory. I will no longer have to be worried about being fined $300 every time I leave my house without wearing a mask, which was what I did every time.
Baker said Monday that the current face covering order is rescinded as of May 29.
In line with CDC guidance, mon-vaccinated individuals are advised to continue wearing face masks and to continue distancing in most settings.
Fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear a face covering or social distance indoors or outdoors except for in certain situations.
There is some bad news buried in this announcement.
Face coverings will still be required for all individuals on public and private transportation, including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations) healthcare facilities and providers, congregate care settings and health and rehabilitative day services.
Face coverings will also remain required indoors for staff and students of K-12 schools and early education providers.
It is child abuse to require children to wear masks while they are in school, especially when they are not necessary at all. It has been proved that children are in far less danger from Coronavirus than any other age group.
All of the restrictions imposed by Governor Baker will be lifted in two weeks. None of these restrictions helped in the slightest. The restrictions were put in place at the beginning of the pandemic. Check out the charts contained in this link which show how the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths exploded after the restrictions were imposed.