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Biden would mandate masks on all federal lands in Alaska

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Hunters, take note: Joe Biden would mandate masks be worn on all federal lands, he said on CNN on Thursday. If he’s serious, that includes over 60 percent of Alaska. And he’d have fines for those who don’t obey.

“I would like to see the governors enforce mask wearing, period. I can do that on federal property. As president, I will do that. On federal land, I’d have the authority. If you’re on federal land, you must wear a mask, in a federal building, you must wear a mask. And we could have a fine for them not doing it. Look, this is about saving people’s lives. There’s no question that it saves people’s lives.”

Alaska has more federal land than any other state. Much of it is controlled by the Department of Interior through the Bureau of Land Management, and the Department of Agriculture, through the National Forest Service.

It may be difficult for the Biden Administration to enforce the mask mandate in places like the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska, or the Tongass National Forest. But Democrats in Congress have already introduced legislation that would make masks mandatory inside all U.S. government facilities and allow the federal government to deny service to anyone who doesn’t comply.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

Latest comments

  • Biden will never be president. Harris or Pelosi, maybe. Shiver.

  • Silly. The masking rules don’t apply to people who are outdoors hunting and at a safe distance from others. Inside buildings, where virus spreads easily, yes. It’s really not to hard and it will save lives.

    • Oh hon, the CDC already recommends masks be worn at beaches. You have no idea what the federal government will do until it has the power to do it. You are just hoping it will be what you find reasonable. Hope away.

  • The real question is would Joe mandate a mask be worn on a hovercraft on a remote river that runs through Federal land?
    Plus didn’t he say he was for a mask mandate before he said he was against it? But now he’s for it again?
    Does Joe know what year it is?

    • SCOTUS decided the feds don’t have jurisdiction on the state’s navigable waters.

      • Do you think Joe knows, or cares about that?

  • Sharia masks for all. Or maybe burkas?

    • Subservience through compliance, it’s a time proven strategy.

  • Forgetting for a moment the dangerous National suicide we would be committing, and the unholy commitment to communism we would be making, were we to make this man president.. we would be absolute morons.

  • Just like the archaic way the US collects Census data gropey Joe will hire yet another 1000 feckless Federal Brown Shirts to wander the trails and dales of our beautiful state citation pads in hand.

  • “It’s really not too hard and it will save lives”. You want to save lives, stop driving, smoking tobacco products, consuming alcohol, and a whole list of other activities. Or better yet, make it illegal to be ignorant while in public.

  • Sleepy Joe needs to stay in the basement. I feel masks should be replaced with Burkas and females should not venture outdoors unless they have a male relative escort. Oh, no music or dancing either.

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