New York Supreme Court judge strikes down governor’s indoor mask mandate

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Democrats are still clinging obstinately to long-discredited, scientifically illiterate mask mandates, no matter the harm done to kids and the well-being of society.

For a moment, the left’s evil agenda suffered a setback Monday after a Supreme Court judge in New York blocked the state’s indoor mask requirement. Within a day, however, an appeals court brought it back, ABC7 New York reports.

Mandate struck down

The state’s deranged Democratic governor, Kathy Hochul, is an unabashed COVID-19 fanatic who has called on others to be “apostles” for the vaccine, and recently compared forcing children to wear masks to making them wear shoes.

Hochul imposed her mask mandate in December in response to the dramatic failure of the vaccines she is forcing on her state’s residents to block infection, the New York Post reported.

She expressed disappointment after Supreme Court Judge Thomas Rademaker, of Nassau County, found that her executive decree was “null, void, and unenforceable as a matter of law” without the approval of the legislature.

A number of school districts in suburban Long Island ended their mask mandates in reaction to the ruling, while New York City, a bastion of COVID lunacy, vowed to keep muzzling students. Long Island Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY), who is hoping to challenge Hochul in November, praised the judge’s decision.

“While Hochul refers to New Yorkers as her ‘apostles’ and compares having to wear a mask all day long to wearing sneakers, the fact is that New Yorkers know best, despite the Governor’s ‘Hochul knows best’ arrogance,” he said.

Clinging to irrational agenda

Not long after Rademaker’s decision, however, an appeals court obligingly restored Hochul’s dictatorial “emergency powers” as she appealed the ruling. She commended the “common sense” decision to grant her unlimited authority over the state’s residents and their kids.

“These measures are critical tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19, make schools and businesses safe, and save lives,” she said.

As she faces her first re-election bid in November, Hochul — like the politician she replaced, ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) — is almost certainly looking to play fear of COVID-19 to her advantage.

If that means that kids have to suffer to appease Hochul’s base of cowardly neurotic partisans, then so be it.

Meanwhile, most New Yorkers have been vaccinated and, after the recent omicron wave that turned the state into the nation’s biggest hotspot, many have natural immunity as well. How much longer will this charade continue? Apparently, for as long as Democrats find it politically useful.

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