July 23, 2020
Pretend it’s principle.
While local officials in Georgia battle with their own Governor, Brian Kemp, they are also having to include verbiage in their mask mandates that excuse, “conscientious objectors.” Let us be clear, if you are objecting to wearing mask for any reason that does not involve advice from a medical doctor, you are not acting out of conscience. You are acting out of selfishness. If only the words could be found to ease your mistrust of science, and to bestow the knack of reacting reasonably to a reasonable request. Don’t cling so hard to the belief that if you haven’t seen it for yourself, it hasn’t happened. Don’t think that because you haven’t lost someone dear to you yet that you are immune from such loss. Or immune to the virus for that matter. Don’t refuse to do something every conscientious adult is doing (which is to wear the mask) and talk about your own conscience. The rest of us all know what it is to behave conscionably in a pandemic, and refusing to submit to safety protocols meant to protect your neighbors isn’t it. You’re not wearing a mask because you don’t care about others. At least be honest about that.