We, citizens of Massachusetts, petition Governor Baker
to replace his mask mandate with a voluntary mask advisory for
all persons and businesses within Massachusetts.
Whereas: On March 10, 2020, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker declared a Massachusetts state of emergency due to the alleged outbreak of a Covid-19 virus;
Whereas: On May 6, 2020 Governor Baker’s first mask mandate went into effect and it was stated, at that time, that it was a temporary measure;
Whereas: As of March 24, 2021, seventeen states and counting have already lifted their mask mandates successfully;
Whereas: The First Amendment of the Constitution of the U.S. guarantees U.S. Citizens both freedom of assembly and the right to petition government for a redress of grievances;
Whereas: We believe the strength of our nation and Commonwealth lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored and that this belief holds true for individuals making their own health care decisions and choosing whatever medical interventions they see fit;
Whereas: We believe that free enterprise and encouraging individual-business initiative and decision-making have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity;
Whereas: We believe the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least;
Whereas: Any emergency orders, decrees, regulations, or other mandates issued by state or local officials that bind, curtail or infringe upon the rights of private parties, must be narrowly tailored to serve a compelling public health purpose;
Whereas: There is no longer a compelling public health purpose because the recovery rate for Covid-19 is very high (99+%);
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: That the existing Commonwealth of Massachusetts mask mandate be rescinded and replaced with a voluntary mask advisory for all persons and businesses within Massachusetts.
Sign the petition at: https://tinyurl.com/OptionalMasks