25 November, 2021

This Is Fine. It’s What Federalism Is All About.

Local trumps state. State trumps nation. That’s how it is supposed to work.

Glenn Youngkin Won’t Ban Local COVID-19 Mandates | The Daily Wire

I’m sure that lots on the right are upset about this, but they shouldn’t be. Local municipalities should be able to decide for themselves what they want to do.

Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) will not outlaw local COVID-19 mandates when he takes office in January.

While the governor-elect will be lifting some state-wide mandates when he gets into office, Youngkin clarified over the weekend that he would not stand in the way of local governments implementing their own COVID-19 restrictions.

“Localities are going to have to make decisions the way the law works and that is going to be up to individual decisions but, again, from the governor’s office, you won’t see mandates from me,” Youngkin told a local news outlet.

This is exactly right. If there’s a sudden outbreak in an area, and the people of that area think that a mask mandate will help them get through the outbreak, they should be allowed to do that, without getting interference from the Governor. I’m happy with this decision.

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