Let’s #MaskUpND for the Sake of Freedom

North Dakota rated as the least restrictive state in the nation in the category of requiring people to wear face masks in public.

MINOT, N.D. — I wish there was a way to pierce the cloud of smug around the tin-pot tyrants demanding hardliner mask policies and show them just how counterproductive that approach is.

They shout at the clouds about mask mandates with “teeth” in them, forgetting about the proud American tradition of giving a raised middle finger to those who would presume to tell us what to do.

If you think resistance to masking is strong now, try to start enforcing the mandates with fines and police power; then you’ll provoke a real rebellion.

Choice is better than force, and that’s the policy Gov. Doug Burgum has opted for with his new #MaskUpND campaign. He aims to inspire North Dakotans to choose masks.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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