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Our country was founded on two competing ideals. The first, “E Pluribus Unum,” meaning “Out of Many, One” was the country’s original motto and reflects the belief in a national common cause, “all for one and one for all.” The second motto, accompanying the image of a coiled rattlesnake on a yellow background, “Don’t Tread on Me,” appeared on one of our first national flags during the Revolutionary War. Today this latter motto signals our national commitment to defend individual freedoms and liberties. These ideals need not conflict with each other, but sometimes they do. Take for example highway speed limits, which were first legally mandated in 1901 in Connecticut. They were not universally popular and were viewed by some as an infringement on an individual’s freedom of choice.
Today’s heated debate over wearing face masks reflects a similar disagreement about prioritizing freedom versus regulation.
More than 20 states now require that face masks be worn in public, other states have left the choice of legal mandates up to municipalities, and currently two states have no regulations at all. Medical science is unequivocal in advocating the wearing of face masks as a means to curb the spread of COVID-19. …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy