Some of us believe wearing masks is just common sense, that they have helped stop the spread of Covid-19 and are the socially responsible thing to do. Others believe that masks are just another con, imposed on us by social, local & national media, politicians, virtue signalers, mask manufacturers, testing manufacturers, vaccine manufacturers and others who stand to make billions (if not trillions) on pandemic related products and services. Some say "We're all in this together" translates to "We're making so much $ off this, we have to keep it going as long as we can." That's what business is...convincing you that there's a problem and that they have the solution to your problem. Whether you're a Democrat, Republican, or something in between, the fact is that there is a lot of MONEY at stake. Every pandemic related story you click on or watch is making someone money. Billions are being made on the manufacturing (mostly Chinese), advertising (mostly social media), and sales of masks. Most of us are smart enough to realize that where there's so much money to be made, there will be a Herculean effort by politicians, celebrities, corporations, etc. to convince the general public that not only do we need lots of masks but also lots of testing, lots of vaccines and lots of everything that generates money for them. Do you think it seems a little fishy that there is such a huge governmental push to get everyone vaccinated asap? Do you think government should even be involved in any of this? Do you think there's any Big Pharma $ at stake or is there just a huge concern for our health all of a sudden? Does it seem like this thing is a big money grab and everyone's in on it? Unfortunately, a lot of us don’t consciously realize that if there’s money to be made on something, we’ll hear non-stop how much we need it and how beneficial it is. It often becomes the new reality, regardless of the actual effect. We know there are experts on both sides of every issue and there is rarely if ever a “right” side. The experts we most often hear from are employed by major drug companies, large corporations, politicians, media outlets, retailers of products that are supposed to save the world or experts that are just 'concerned' about public health and safety...coincidentally they often stand to gain billions for themselves or the companies they represent. We don't generally hear from experts on the side that there is no money to be made and when we do, they're typically dismissed as being 'crazy' or 'reckless'. Unfortunately in today’s society, whether you’re reporting the news or just giving your opinion, if it’s contrary to what your company’s major advertisers believe, be prepared to lose your job. Regardless of what their 'experts' say or what their self righteous views are, we don't want politicians, school boards, mayors, governors, celebrities, corporations, media members or any other person or group, making decisions that affect our health and welfare, without having a say in the matter. We are intelligent people and WE are capable of assessing situations and making critical decisions that affect us. WE are the experts for OUR families, OUR businesses and OUR communities!