Responsible leaders ought to implement temporary emergency measures to combat a global pandemic when those measures are based on the neutral recommendations of public health experts.

We live in a society where caring for our neighbors matters and ought to matter. Mandating mask wearing is not forcing people to bend to a strongman's will.

Neither, for that matter, is mandating beachwear instead of nudity at the beach. But I bet you don't think that' s a strongman tactic. All societies enforce sensible rules.

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