Freedom to Choose Mask or Maskless in Hawaii
Many Hawaiian citizens and visitors to the islands are experiencing adverse physical, psychological, and financial effects due to forced masking.
Physically, people are experiencing skin rashes, acne, staph infections, nerve damage, dizziness, and dental decay.
Psychologically, people are experiencing disconnection from others, confusion, loneliness, thoughts of suicide and violence against others, anxiety, anger, and depression.
Local businesses are losing sales to out-of-state online retailers due to customer aversion to wearing a mask while shopping in-person and some businesses are being boycotted because they think it's their job to harass their customers who have hardships associated with wearing a mask or face covering.
Some employees have been forced to quit their jobs and more are on the verge of quitting their jobs in order to avoid the harsh physical and psychological effects of wearing a mask or face covering. Other employees have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced, or they are on the verge of losing their jobs or having their working hours reduced because businesses that require masks or face coverings are losing customers and sales.
I demand that Hawaii government officials, health officials, and law enforcement acknowledge every person's right to choose whether wearing a mask or face covering is right for them, stop pressuring businesses to require their customers to wear masks or face coverings, and stop penalizing individuals and businesses for being unmasked in public settings.