Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) called President Joe Biden’s federal mask rule for air travel “irrational” after citing the state’s largest tourism year in history.
Florida tourism numbers skyrocketed in 2021 as many Americans decided to travel away from blue states to avoid coronavirus restrictions. Florida has been relatively relaxed with COVID-19 restrictions and Americans are clearly enjoying their freedoms. DeSantis believes these record setting year could have been even more astounding if Americans were able to fly without wearing masks.
“How ridiculous is it? They force you to wear a mask but if you put the mask under your chin and you sip on water for two hours, then somehow it’s fine and that’s ok. It’s irrational what they’re doing with the mask mandate, but I know there are definitely people who just don’t want to go through the hassle of having to be accosted about masks,” DeSantis said
DeSantis is correct, there is no reason why this mandate should be in place if it is completely avoidable and lacks any rational science behind it. Americans are being forced to follow stringent rules and regulations because certain politicians believe it makes themselves and their brand look better.
The country is ready to return to complete normalcy and no Americans should have to abide by a mask mandate on a daily basis. Biden refuses to make these changes because the left believes keeping COVID regulations allows for further exploitation of US citizens.