July 22, 2020
Modify your stance to fit the facts
Alabama Governor Kaye Ivey recently enacted a supplemental emergency proclamation that includes a mask mandate in her state. The mandate is in effect until July 31st. Governor Ivey is a Republican who believes in personal responsibility when possible, but in light of the rising number of cases in Alabama, she chose to take action to protect Alabama citizens. Despite doubts about enforceability, the Governor is taking steps based on science and data. And the fact that she is doing so in spite of her personal preferences is to be commended. Although it is easy to argue that sooner would have been better, it is important to recognize those who are willing to suit their actions to the facts rather than to their own beliefs. Thank you, Governor, for taking this step.