BILL: Should We End Mask Mandates? - No Mask Mandates Act of 2023 - S.172

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  • 27.8k
    Frank_001
    09/25/2023

    Causes has not seen fit to deal with some of our most pressing issues, therefore I am putting a comment here.

    Time to arrest Trump and his followers for threatening violence.

    What is the FBI waiting for? What is DOJ waiting for? Maybe it is public outcry. 

    In federal law, threatening a public official is a crime under 18 U.S. Code Section 1153. This law applies to current and former officials of the United States government, including the President, Vice President, members of Congress, judges, and prosecutors. The punishment for this crime can vary from one year to life imprisonment, or even death penalty, depending on the severity of the threat and the outcome of the act.

    The threats are unacceptable!

    Background

    The recent threats against General Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, came from former president Donald Trump, who suggested that Milley deserved to be executed for treason¹. Trump accused Milley of undermining his authority by reassuring China that the United States was not planning to attack them in the aftermath of the January 6 insurrection¹. Trump's statement was widely condemned by political experts and commentators, who warned that it was an incitement to violence and a sign of the country's growing polarization²³.

    Milley has also faced criticism from some Republicans, who plan to grill him if they take back the House in the 2022 midterm elections⁵. They have accused him of being too "woke" and politicizing the military, especially after he defended the teaching of critical race theory and diversity initiatives at a congressional hearing in June⁴. They have also questioned his role in the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which resulted in a chaotic evacuation and the Taliban takeover⁴.

    Milley has defended his actions and his integrity, saying that he always acted in accordance with his oath to the Constitution and his duty to the nation. He has also received support from President Biden, who praised him as a "patriot" and said he had "great confidence" in him⁴. Milley is expected to retire from his position next year, after serving as the top military adviser to two presidents and overseeing multiple crises at home and abroad.

    Source: Conversation with Bing, 9/25/2023
    (1) Trump Suggests That Mark Milley Deserves Execution - The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/09/trump-milley-execution-incitement-violence/675435/
    (2) Trump is openly calling for political violence – and 'that is the story of the 2024 election': analyst. https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/trump-is-openly-calling-for-political-violence-and-that-is-the-story-of-the-2024-election-analyst/ar-AA1heLNn
    (3) Experts sound alarm after Trump floats executing his former general. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/experts-sound-alarm-after-trump-floats-executing-his-former-general/ar-AA1heJXf
    (4) Republicans plan to grill Gen. Mark Milley if they take back the House. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/republicans-plan-grill-gen-mark-milley-take-back-house-rcna47603.(5) Gen. Mark Milley, polarizing Joint Chiefs chairman, exits center stage .... https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/09/24/mark-milley-trump-biden/.

    Congressman Gosar has also made threats. See the annotated response @ https://sl.bing.net/hXnTxsC8dm

     

  • 113
    Michael
    09/17/2023

    I don't think you should have to wear masks outside. I keep a mask on me . So if I go to a store or other business, if they have the mask on .I put mine on.

  • 8,725
    larubia
    09/14/2023

    Newsflash Cruz: Our government is responsible for protecting the American public. During a pandemic that spreads through the air, masks do that reliably. 

    Next time there is an Ebola outbreak, we can send you as our representative from the USA! You won't need that mask or any protective garments will you?

     

    Ahhhchooo!

  • 1,428
    anihundt
    09/13/2023

    This should be left to the states. People should not be traveling to other states to be mask free. We should be able to sue those who helped other people go to other states to be mask free. Talking points from pro birthers and  using it for anti maskers.

    Please do not tell me it is your body. It is my decision to have a child or not. If pregnancy impacts my health that is a conversation I will have with my doctor.

    Also, I disagree with the Senator who said people know how to discuss health concerns with there doctor. No, they do not. I have to educate people on obtaining information form doctors or specialists so they can make inform consent for themselves or love ones.

     

  • 9,116
    Charles
    09/13/2023

     I opposse TED CRUZ!

  • 6,775
    Bruce
    09/13/2023

    OK.  

    WTF is wrong with these politicians?  

    Has anyone with medical knowledge even suggested reinstituting mask mandates?  

    THIS IS POLITICAL PANDERING!

  • 8,471
    Anne
    09/12/2023

    Brought to us by the same guy who brought us machine gun bacon. Another great idea😂

  • 27.8k
    Frank_001
    09/13/2023

    SENATORS,

    DO NOT SUPPORT SENATOR CRUZ'S RIDICULOUS ANTI-MASKING MANDATE! 

    Given his record, and his words I'm inclined to say 1) Do the opposite of what he wants, and 2) He's playing to the Anti-Reason, Anti-Science Q-Anon & MAGA Crowd.

    I see "mandates" as being on a spectrum:

    Red: Actively Enforced by Arrests, with Summary Judgements, and Incarceration

    Orange: Citizens Report non-compliance to law enforcement & on social media. The community avoids such places of business, employees do not have to show up

    Yellow: A Warning that is effectively A Strong Recommendation

    Black: A Warning meant primarily to protect others and oneself, particularly those who are immuno-compromised.

    Until Trump gained prominence, it never occurred to me to seriously question, on a daily basis, the intelligence of my fellow citizens. The normal curve of intelligence was just an abstract notion apparent to few outside the field of education. 

     

  • 5,259
    Adam
    09/12/2023

    I actually don't have a very strong opinion regarding ending the current mask mandates. At this point, if you're going to insist people mask up for Covid, might as well insist they mask up for the flu. (Yes, I know that Covid cases are rising.)

    However, that does NOT mean we should prohibit implementation of similar federal mandates in the future. What a stupid idea.

    On a related note, I'd love to get Cruz's take on what he thinks the endgame is here for the Democrats. "At the same time, President Biden is imposing unscientific and burdensome mandates to control Americans' lives." ........... Control their lives. "Next, the President is going to use unscientific mandates to make every Friday 'Hawaiian Shirt Day'." 

  • 293
    Elisa
    09/12/2023

    While COVID-19 may have moved out of pandemic status, passing a law that prevents future federal mask mandates doesn't make any sense. Science shows that masking reduces infection rates. If scientists in the future deem masking as necessary for preventing the spread of infection, the government should be able to mandate their use. 

  • 2,448
    Martha
    09/12/2023

    No, but I'm sure mandates will be ended as everyone seems to be in denial that the virus is still with us and is now on the rise, but hey, what difference does it make it a few thousand (>25,000) people die or 10% of those contract the disease develope Long COVID?  It's only people and it will help decrease the surplus population-right?

  • 1,558
    Reilly
    09/12/2023

    Protect the vulnerable. Let everyone else get on with their lives. No more federal mask mandates.. 

  • 99.0k
    LeslieG
    09/12/2023

    https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/covid-19/commentary-what-can-masks-do-part-1-science-behind-covid-19-protection