By DAN SMITH
Thank you to those on the Assembly who put forth the proposed re-masking ordinance.
To be clear, I am only addressing those Assembly members who continue to impose their unwanted medical mandates and advice on the citizens of Anchorage. This ordinance AO 2021-91 is a good reminder of the tyrannical oppressive people that you are.
Thank you also for trying to protect my health, but that’s not your job. Your job is to sit in that chair that we bought, work in this building that we paid for, and protect my God-given rights. Your job, that we pay you to do, is to protect me from people like you, who would take my rights from me.
Thank you for creating a situation that conditions people to think only you the Anchorage Assembly can save them, through tyrannical medical mandates. You do however, have a larger problem: The people of Anchorage have realized that it is you that created the problem and you who are continuing to be the problem.
Just in case we forget, I think it is good to remind ourselves of actual virus survival rates when all that gets reported is the number of positive cases, hospitalizations, and deaths associated with Covid.
There is no mention of numbers of recoveries or naturally acquired immunity. From the CDC, the following is their infection fatality – survival rates. These statistics are without early treatment:
AGE GROUP / INFECTION FATALITIES
- 0-19 / 0.00003%
- 20-49 / 0.0002%
- 50-69 / 0.005%
- 70+ / 0.054%
AGE GROUP / SURVIVAL RATES
- 0-19 / 99.997%
- 20-49 / 99.98%
- 50-69 / 99.5%
- 70+ / 94.6%
If anyone is still mandating masks, advocating wearing of masks or masking their children, they should have this information. It might ease their fears of the virus.
Fear is really the wedge you are attempting to drive between us and divide Anchorage with. But I think we are done with your fear mongering. We are done with this virus. We are done being ruled. But most importantly we are done complying with your tyrannical dictates.
You parade a group of medical professionals into the Assembly chambers and orchestrate speech on behalf of your mandates and try to frighten us. I tried to find but could not see my doctor in that group. Neither are any of the Assembly members my doctor, last time I checked. Why, therefore, do you think you can offer me medical advice on the prescription of a medical device like a mask? You have no authority in the matter of my health.
You see, it’s not just about a mask with a tyrant. We know the mask does not prevent the spread of aerosol born viruses. It is about a signal of compliance and division of a population. You might even have a provision in your mask ordinance whereby one citizen could tattle on another as an offender and then pursue them in some form of illegal court case. Your ordinance would pit store owners against other owners and customers who do not comply. It would be abused by individuals with grudges. It would set people against people, children against parents and most likely result in unwanted violence.
This is the stuff of 1941 Germany. In my opinion, this mask ordinance has more to do with the recall election of one of its sponsors. If it’s too dangerous to leave our homes then we must cast our votes by mail and avoid human contact, you say. You insist that the city must mail out ballots to every man, woman, child and dog, in District 4 so that no person, either living or dead, is denied their right to vote. The problem is, we know how mail-in ballots are easily and fraudulently manipulated and do not appreciate your gesture.
Your unending and unscientific message of fear is a pathetic attempt to herd people in the direction of your totalitarian socialist agenda. I reject your false fear argument as a way of making policies.
So in conclusion, I would like to thank you for the free medical advice and free 20-month trial of totalitarianism and socialism, but I would like to cancel my subscription at this time. Your efforts will not be forgotten at the next election.
Dan Smith is a lifelong Alaskan and Anchorage resident.