It’s about time that some of these states start standing up to the ridiculous and completely arbitrary dictates that have come during this pandemic.
Most of these orders have come from just a handful of states and governors such as Gavin Newsom in California, Andrew Cuomo in New York, Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan, and Tom Wolf in Pennsylvania.
However, these nonsensical orders aren’t just in these states and one group of legislators have taken actionable steps to do something stopping this.
The North Dakota House of Representatives passed a bill Monday that would “prohibit state and local officials, schools and businesses from mandating face masks.”
[Fauci] told CNN on Sunday that Americans may need to wear masks until next year and that he can’t predict when things in the U.S. will return to normal.
“You and the president have suggested that we’ll approach normality toward the end of the year. What does normal mean?” CNN’s Dana Bash asked. “Do you think Americans will still be wearing masks, for example, in 2022?”
“You know, I think it is possible that that’s the case,” Fauci said. “And again, it really depends on what you mean, by normality … because if normality means exactly the way things were before we had this happen to us, I mean, I can’t predict that.”
The bill passed by a narrow margin in a 50—44 vote and will now go to the State Senate, according to reporting by the Grand Forks Herald.
Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum put a statewide face coving mandate in place three months ago, but it reportedly expired in January. Before the mask mandate was enforced across the state, other cities and counties — including Fargo, Grand Forks, and Bismarck — had already required masks in public.
This is more than just a move against the overreach of the state of North Dakota into the lives of its citizens, but as we hear Dr. Anthony Fauci claiming that we should be wearing masks all the way into next year, it’s a step in stopping that before it starts as well.