Maryland’s RINO governor, Larry Hogan, chastised the people in his state yesterday, telling them they don’t have a constitutional right not to wear a mask when out in public:
WASHINGTON TIMES – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared Monday that Americans have no “constitutional right” to go maskless during the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s sort of like saying I have a constitutional right to drive drunk, I have a constitutional right to not wear a seat belt, or to yell ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater, or to not follow the speed limit,” the Republican governor said during his coronavirus press briefing.
“We’re talking about a quarter of a million people dying already — more than the Korean War, the Gulf War, and the Vietnam War added together,” he continued. “Which part don’t you understand? You wear the mask. There’s no constitutional right to walk around without a mask. We did it in 1918, I don’t know why we can’t do it now.”
What does that even mean? Does Hogan not realize that the Constitution doesn’t grant us rights, but rather protects God-given rights that we have inherently? And yes, I’d say we do have a God-given right not to wear a mask if we so choose.
In order to enforce his fascist mandates, Hogan is implementing a 24/7 snitch line so that people can report mask and other ‘violations’ when they see them:
Mr. Hogan announced that Maryland State Police is deploying “High Visibility Compliance Units” across the state with a special focus on bars, restaurants, and venues to ensure compliance with state regulations ahead of the holidays. State police are also expanding their 24/7 COVID-19 Prevention Hotline, where members of the public can report unsafe activities and public health order violations.
I think Hogan must be part of a competition on who can be the most fascist governor in all the land, because he’s running a close second to Cuomo as far as I can see.