Quantcast

Defiant Legislators Remove Masks, Assert Freedom

The 400-member New Hampshire General Court (house of representatives) met this week in the University of New Hampshire sports arena. “Freedom” seats were set aside for members who refused to wear face coverings. Source: InDepthNH.org | Paula Tracy photo [Fair Use]

In the Live Free Or Die State, dozens of state reps openly displayed their choice to live free – of face coverings

InDepthNH.org, DURHAM – The strange end of the 2020 legislative session came Tuesday with most members wearing face coverings and shields on the floor of an ice arena at the University of New Hampshire with some following strict rules for social distancing.

And then there were the “Freedom” seats in another area far from their peers where members of the House sat who refused to wear masks or to socially distance for reasons of liberty.

About 35 Republicans sat in an area with signs reading “Welcome to the Freedom Seats.”

New Hampshire’s highway signage welcomes visitors with celebrating the motto: Life Free or Die. | CREDIT NHPR FILE PHOTO

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Rep. Tim Lang, R-Sanbornton, wearing a Hawaiian shirt with a face mask in his pocket, said he decided to sit among the “Freedom” seats to express his support for “individual choice.”

In the House calendar for the last day of the second year of the 166th General Court, the people who chose to sit in those seats were labeled “non-compliant” of medically recommended protocols.

Among the bleacher seats were about 10 members of the House who for medical reasons could not wear masks.

There was more of a mood of resignation in the arena like it was already over Tuesday, and a look to fall re-elections for many as all House seats are up for grabs.

Members were asked to stay in their seats, with the exception of when speaking … Read more. 

...article continued below
- Advertisement -
...article continued below
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

TRENDING

Biden Admin. Awards $150K To Florida District That Resisted DeSantis

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said on Thursday that it was reimbursing a Florida school district that lost state money for imposing a mask...

Ivermectin: What The Evidence Says

Daily Briefing, September 21, 2021 ADVISORY BOARD – Ivermectin is an anti-parasite drug discovered in 1975. It was initially introduced as a drug for livestock,...

CDC Backs COVID Booster For Millions

AP – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a...

Doctors Charged In Massive Fraud Including False Covid Claims

NBC NEWS – The Department of Justice has announced criminal charges against 42 medical professionals, including 23 doctors, and nearly 100 other people for...

Middle-School Mom Rips School Board Over Anal Sex Reference

FOX NEWS – A Texas school district has removed a book from schools after an irate mother read aloud an excerpt about anal sex...

State Cops Sue Governor To Block Vaccine Mandate

FOX NEWS – The union that represents about 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers went before a judge Wednesday asking for a delay in the...

Vaccine Effectiveness “Appears To Wane Over Time”

(CNN) The protection provided by Covid-19 vaccines appears to wane over time, especially for people 65 and older, a US Centers for Disease Control...

Frozen Shrimp From India? Throw It Back [Check Labels Now]

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Officials say a Salmonella Weltevreden outbreak linked to imported, cooked, frozen shrimp is over, but they are concerned some consumers...

“Biden’s Failure During A National Health Crisis” – Kaiser

KAISER HEALTH NEWS – President Joe Biden’s failure to name someone to lead the Food and Drug Administration, more than 10 months after the...

Rising Covid Death Count “A Real Failure Of Society”

For health workers, the deaths, combined with misinformation and disbelief about the virus, have been "heart-wrenching, soul-crushing."
- Advertisement -