“The mask mandate, that’s just part of the new normal,” Edwards said. “I think people need to be prepared to continue with that. And by the way it remains a small price to pay to protect the health of our neighbors, our loved ones.”It's a mandate, Governor, and mandates rankle freedom-loving people. If masks were a good idea, people would wear them without your tyranny. Shoes, for example, are a good idea, and nearly everyone wears a foot covering without a mandate. It simply makes sense.
I wear a mask when I am out-and-about. I keep several in the car. I don't tell anyone to wear a mask, as hat should be a personal decision. But, as a governor's mandate, it rankles, it pisses me off every time I put it on. It may be a small price to pay, but any price, however noble, is a tyranny when it is mandated by an over-bearing government official.
And, the petty tyrant in the Governor's mansion still doesn't get it. Wearing a mask will, to me, never be normal, just a representation of unchecked government power.
I will once gain challenge Governor Edwards: When this public health crisis is over, (and it will certainly be over at some point), I challenge you to expand freedom in Louisiana with the same vigor that you collapsed freedom during the pandemic. Reduce regulation, cut taxes, come up with a dozen creatie ways to make Louisiana the most free state in the union.
But you won't do that. Simply because you're a petty tyrant.