(AmericanProsperity.com) – Democrats call for a federal mask mandate as coronavirus continues to spread across the nation. However, the current administration holds tight to federalism: the fact that as much government control as possible should be deferred to the state and local levels.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 28, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called again this week for President Donald Trump to “take this seriously,” referring to COVID-19. However, the White House continues to stand behind the states as they each choose how to deal with COVID-19 themselves.
Vice President Mike Pence encourages people to follow the guidelines implemented by their state. By keeping mask-wearing a state-by-state or local requirement, we keep the federal government from overstepping its boundaries.
.@VP Pence: "One of the elements of the genius of America is the principle of federalism, of state and local control…"@jdickerson: "The virus doesn't know federalism….this is a problem that requires a coordinated national result" https://t.co/AGynTP0z4r pic.twitter.com/pkhR3KylGx
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) June 28, 2020
The simple fact that some people demand the government to require a universal covering or clothing is nerve-wracking. As history shows, it’s a slippery slope from “protecting the public” to authoritarianism. Following scientifically-proven health precautions is vital to combat the virus, but holding tight to our personal freedoms is just as important.
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