(TheConservativeNews.org) – In one of the stranger developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the wearing of face masks has become deeply politicized. Left-leaning lawmakers have introduced increasingly draconian rules around face coverings in order to virtue-signal to their voters, while Conservatives have questioned the necessity of these measures.
Unfortunately, this ethos goes all the way to the top of the Democrat party. On January 21, Joe Biden signed an executive order authorizing TSA staff to impose fines on passengers who fail to wear masks. This rule became effective on Tuesday, February 2.
The rule applies to all public transportation, including trains, boats, buses, and airplanes. Travelers are also required to cover their faces at airport screening checkpoints.
Rather than implementing guidelines or allowing state governments to set their own policies on the issue, the Biden White House has taken as extreme an approach here as it possibly could have. One wonders where this authoritarian tendency will bring us next.
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