Make Masks a Choice, Not a Mandate for Florida

Make Masks a Choice, Not a Mandate for Florida

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Adrienne Longo started this petition to Governor Ron DeSantis

The face mask mandate is becoming a huge issue. It appears to freedom loving Citizens that our State Leaders are being coerced and harassed into forcing a mask mandate, while other states are fully open or have made mask wearing a choice. Many statements from the CDC and WHO contradict their selves, leaving confusion and doubt as to whether masks work. Facts have been brought to light showing that the masks that most of the public wear do not work leaving confusion as to what the point of wearing a mask even is. The contradiction where large gatherings like Independence Day Celebrations are not allowed, but protests and riots are perfectly fine are another aspect causing doubt over the importance of mask hypocrisy.

States like California, who have rather Draconian mask mandates, are still seeing a massive uptick in COVID cases in spite of huge mask mandates, which seems to prove masks dont work. Even here in Florida where mask wearing can be seen all over, we are having a huge uptick in cases. This proves MASKS DO NOT WORK.

Most people are running around in disposable light duty masks designed to keep out dust, but will permit the covid virus to enter based on scientific fact. Even more are running around in home made masks of craft store cloth which ranges in the 250-300 thread count which is even worse than the dust masks in regards to letting the virus in. People are also wearing masks made of window screen, mesh, bandannas, tshirts, maxi pads, bras, and other materials that are accepted which keep nothing out. "As long as something is on their face it is acceptable". There is no regulation and this is another layer of hypocrisy and contradiction. If you can wear a medical grade mask and a mask made of window screen or a bandanna which hardly even keeps dust particles out, what is the use in these mandates other than proving you can bully the American People?
None of these things work and only offer a false sense of security leaving people to not practice social distancing because they think these insufficient masks are going to keep them safe.

What is even worse is that a large percentage of the population cannot or does not want to wear a mask. Some are due to various health reasons, and others just dont feel the need to. They are faced with harassment, bullying, and mask shaming from the paranoid masses. Many are being harassed by stores that they need to make purchases in.

Many medical professionals are stating that the constant wearing of masks can actually adversely affect our health in very negative ways. As the average citizen has not been trained and certified as to how to properly handle masks or can afford the actual mask that will filter the COVID virus, it is unfair to force us to wear masks.

Counties are making mask mandates and some cities are imposing unreasonable fines on Citizens already suffering from being out of work, forcing people to wear masks to go about their normal lives - even outdoors during exercise or in their front yards. These people are not sick, but they will be if forced to wear masks this much. Most Law Enforcement Officers in those counties openly state that they have better things to do than deal with non-compliance calls. Short of trespassing someone off the property, there is no other reason police feel the need to enforce this. Citizens call and tattle on people not wearing masks like we are in some Primary School situation. Mothers with Autistic Children are shamed and harassed for not forcing their childrent to wear masks. This nanny state bullying needs to stop.

Governor DeSantis, we the Citizens and voters of the State of Florida have had ENOUGH. We ask that you remove imposed statewide mandates for the State of Florida to remove these mask mandates and threats of fines and leave it up to the choice of the individual or responsible adults to decide for their selves if they wish to wear a mask or not. Other Citizens and businesses have NO right to impede our Civil Liberties. In America we are free to make choices as to what we want to do with our bodies. As many of us are grown adult tax payers that understand the implications of this, we want the right to be afraid and wear a mask, or not as of this moment the actual proof of wearing masks is not 100% proven. Most of us have made accommodations to Social Distancing, washing our hands, using sanitizer, covering our mouths when we cough and sneeze and try not to spit on people when we talk because it is just plain rude.
We do not need to be babysat by the places we shop, visit, or go to because the proof that masks work IS NOT THERE! 

We the petition signers, the VOTERS of the State of Florida, demand that you make counties lift unfair forced mask mandates so that employees and Citizens can be free to choose what we wish to wear, as this is what we, as Americans, have stood for from the beginning of our country.

Americans deserve their Civil Liberties! Make masks a choice, not a mandate for Florida!

Thank you

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