- - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

With the hyped-up palaver of COVID-19, there is a unique opportunity for the first time in 244 years for the United States to go the way of a socialist dictatorship. And the likelihood of this virus being hyped up to the point that it ruins American democracy is incredibly high.

Masks now are a fashion statement, since they’ve created a billion-dollar industry worldwide. Those businesses furloughing their workers will have employees continue to receive government subsidies, which is socialism by any name. The continued autocratic wearing of masks? That’s dictatorship.

ARDELLE BELLMAN

Las Vegas, Nev.

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