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Ex-SEAL Carl Higbie (letter): "I will stand up against anyone's attempt to mask me or my kids"

Pictured above, former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie has excellent credentials. He served under Donald Trump as chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service. He is also a Greenwich Representative Town Meeting Member.

Carl Higbie wrote the following:

Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo has instituted another mask mandate, but just for us civilians.

A picture is worth a thousand words, as you can see from an image I posted on Twitter, where Fred is unmasked and huddled cheek to cheek with six other people just over a week ago.

The rules apparently don’t apply to him. He was in a tent. This is why these regulations are stupid. An enclosed tent is OK, but a barbershop or gym is not?

Nationwide there are a ton of "Fred's". Gavin Newsom at the French laundry, Gretchen Whitmer’s trip to Florida when her state was locked down. They don’t practice what they preach. It’s theater. Republican Town Committee Vice Chair Jackie Budkins and Selectwoman Lauren Rabin have almost unilaterally supported Fred’s policies, and look — they are in the picture without masks.

You believe in this stuff and practice it, or you don’t and you’re a hypocrite. You can see from that photo that they don’t believe in it. No social distancing, no masks. But per Fred’s policy, a waiter in the background wears a mask. They tell me I must wear one in the gym. Ironically, that’s where the highest concentration of healthy people, the people who probably do not get COVID as badly, hang out.

As a Republican, (which Fred claims to be), I will stand up against anyone’s attempt to mask me or my kids. I will not comply! And don’t give me that crap about it being “for other people.” That’s a strawman

Fred doesn’t follow his own rules. If you practice hocus-pocus COVID theater, that’s your choice. But management at the expense of our liberty, with do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do mandates, is no management at all. It’s just a mess of petty tyranny, ego and incompetence. That’s not what I voted for.



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