Let me get this straight and it is a good argument. The governor of Florida does not believe that government should interfere in personal choices even if it endangers lives. Come on Journalists…ask the governors this question. PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPlease. How is it any different to require people not to smoke in public and on the other hand allow no masking during a pandemic?
Florida Mayor Says Not Wearing a Mask Is 'Same Thing' as Smoking Around People
Fire one up and be sure to keep the seat belt unbuckled because these two Republicans ( Scott and Desantis) think it is your right and government should not interfere even if it endangers the health of others. Wow.
That would make one hell of an ad.
Wonder how a judge would interpret equal protection on bans on smoking inside public and not wearing seat belts while car is in motion compared to not requiring masks in public during a pandemic.
What is the old saying? Smoke em if you got em? Someone should challenge that cherrypicking mandate of government interference from the state level. Yesiree….Fire up that Camel after your meal and doobie, if you have a medical marijuana pass and then get in your car and keep that seat belt unbuckled because health of others and reckless endangerment to others should not be government mandated. Wow !
In additional comments made to Newsweek, Gelber reiterated that “there is no constitutional right to endanger other people, which is why we can regulate smoking.” He noted that in the same way “seat belt laws inspired compliance, a statewide mask mandate will immediately result in more folks following the law, even if some refuse.”
But Gelber's position is at odds with that of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican. While DeSantis has urged Floridians to wear masks in public, he has said he will not implement a statewide mandate.
DeSantis' perspective is similar to that of Republican Senator Rick Scott, who was previously the state's governor. Although Scott has said wearing a mask is important to curb the spread of the virus, “I just don't think that it's the government's role to be doing these things.”
Not wearing masks in public spaces is everybit as dangerous as smoking or second hand smoke.
Ok Desantis, explain this!