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So, it's my nature to want to understand both sides of an argument so that I know I'm making a correct decision. The governor of Texas has said masks in public are required statewide.
I'm returning to my small home town tomorrow in Texas and they vote 100% Republican. There is a strong anti mask sentiment there from reading facebook posts by my old classmates and family friends etc.
The arguments I have seen against it all sum up as "You can't tell me what to do".
I don't find this to be a very strong argument because, well the government tells people what they can and can't do all the time IE seat belts.
I'm sure there's people in this group with an anti mask stance, and I would like to hear anything more than "I won't do what you tell me" as a good argument against this.
Also, I'd prefer it if people didn't argue with anyone posting an anti mask sentiment because I'm just trying to understand it or at least give them the benefit of the doubt.
Any takers?

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1. The view from Lambeth Bridge looking west
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