ReopenNH Says ‘No Thank You’ to Restrictions, Urges People To Start Living As Normal
EAST DERRY, N.H.—On the eve of the governor’s expected ruling to extend his State of Emergency for another 21 days, 178 Democrats sent a tyrannical letter demanding the governor issue orders requiring all Granite Staters to wear masks in public.
“These House Members, clearly enemies of liberty, have hypocritically argued for years, ‘My body, my choice,’ and now they have suddenly become enamored with the same top-down, single-solution approach that Gov. Chris Sununu has been imposing on the state,” said Andrew J. Manuse, chairman of ReopenNH. “The correct solution for New Hampshire is to allow the free market to solve these issues and not some task force or set of unconnected bureaucrats and lobbyists. It’s time for establishments to just start reopening.”
“Lawmakers should be basing policy recommendations and decisions on sound science, which involves consideration of a diverse set of opinions based on actual data, and not one, purely reactionary emotional decision that has the appearance of security theater,” said JR Hoell, treasurer of ReopenNH. “As lawmakers and various community leaders begin discussing mask wearing as a possible mandate, ReopenNH publicly decries the idea as scientifically unsettled and potentially harmful.”
Gov. Sununu is expected to extend his State of Emergency Executive Order for another 21 days tomorrow. This is the legal document that he claims gives him the authority to order people around; everything from banning worship services in excess of nine people to forcing people to stay home.
Granite Staters should look to other states, such as Georgia, which started reopening on April 24 and are already seeing decreased instances of death. In Wisconsin, its Supreme Court correctly ruled today that similar shutdown orders in that state are unlawful. South Dakota, which has never instituted the type of draconian orders as the governor has in New Hampshire, did not have any statistical difference in their death count on a per capita basis. References to these statistics can be found at 91-divoc.com.
“The science is not settled on whether wearing masks is helpful for the wearer or others around them.” Manuse said. “Wearing a mask gives people a false sense of security and causes them to be more careless about the actual habits that spread disease.”
“Drafting public policy that infringes on individual rights ahead of actual data is feebleminded at best,” Hoell said. “With zero deaths under the age of 60 that did not have an underlying health condition, the best thing we can do is fully reopen New Hampshire. It’s time for Granite Staters to start enjoying their lives and reopening their establishments without regard to the government’s unlawful mandates.”
ReOpenNH is a group of concerned individuals devoted to getting New Hampshire back to work through a restoration of balance and reason, a petition drive at ReOpenNH.com, and coordinated demonstrations against arbitrary government.