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Or, as Tucker Carlson put it, “obedience training.”

Face masks are ubiquitous. In most state, a person can’t go into a store, a barber shop, a hair salon, a church service, or most any other place without wearing one. Why? Masks are not effective in stopping a virus spread. Back in March, the now highly touted and nationally heralded Dr. Anthony Fauci thought “people should not be walking around with masks.” He said wear a mask if it makes you feel better, but unless you’re sick or a health care provider, masks are ineffective in stopping a virus.

Fauci was not alone. In April, the World Health Organization echoed the same sentiment. It said healthy people don’t need to wear face masks and that doing so won’t provide added protection from the coronavirus.

But word must have come down from the powers on high, and Fauci and the WHO both started singing a new tune. Masks now became essential. As Victor Davis Hanson puts it: “Joe Biden has redefined mask wearing. It is now the thinking man’s patriotism, what every ‘scientific’ and ‘refined’ mind naturally does.” This attitude was eagerly adopted by many public officials nationwide, and now face masks are virtually mandated in a large segment of the country. Citizens have even been arrested for not wearing them on beaches and elsewhere. Then there’s California, always the first on the bus to Crazy Town. There, Gov. Gavin Newsom is telling Golden State residents that if they go out to a restaurant to eat, they should have a mask on their face “in between bites.” No, I’m not making that up. Is Newsom serious, or is he just seeing how far he can push the envelope?

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