I have said this before, but just to reiterate: I am not a government boot-licker. I'm not blindly following our elected officials. I actually disagree with a lot of the decisions that have been made surrounding this pandemic, but I know that my disagreement doesn't matter, because they make the rules. If Governor Murphy says "wear a mask or we'll have another shutdown", he's not just making an idle threat. So, please, wear a mask.

After seeing lines of people not wearing masks waiting to get into clubs like Jenks in Point Pleasant Beach, D'Jais in Belmar, and Donovan's Reef in Sea Bright, Governor Murphy announced that he would shut things down to protect the public health.

Governor Murphy actually aimed his anger at the people, not the venues themselves. While the bars are enforcing mask rules while inside, there doesn't seem to be any enforcement when it comes to those waiting in line to get in. Even more obvious is the lack of any sort of social distancing as people are waiting outside.

Look, I get that no one likes masks. I'm typically an anti-authority guy, but when it comes to health...I gotta defer to the research. And as I've said plenty of times - THESE GUYS MAKE THE RULES. It really doesn't matter if you're blue or red, you can disagree with any and all politicians, but until they're voted out, they can still make the rules. You can rebel all you want, you can yell and scream and not wear a mask, but that will only lead to more shutdowns. If everyone had just sucked it up and worn their masks months ago, we'd be out of this by now. So again, please, just wear a mask.

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