Without diminishing the seriousness of the coronavirus crisis that is causing such suffering and hardship, one must worry about Liberty when it is deemed illegal for residents of San Bernardino County in California to step out in public without covering their face with a mask. All religious services in the county must take place virtually and there’s no exemption for last-minute trips to the store! Violations of this new ordinance are punishable by a fine up to $1,000, imprisonment of up to 90 days, or both! In the Nation’s Capital, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on Wednesday issued Mayoral Order 2020-058, a directive that took effect yesterday, April 9 and mandates that all grocery stores and food markets require customers to wear face masks before entering the public place of business! Not doing so subjects the business to civil fines, suspension or revocation of license! And back in Massachusetts, the city of Salem also issued an order requiring shoppers to wear a mask inside grocery stores while on the Massachusetts-New Hampshire state line, the Haverhill City Council adopted an ordinance authorizing the issuance of fines against residents who don’t observe sufficient social distancing! Samuel Adams, the patriot – not the beer, once said that, “The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.” I’m certain he wasn’t taking of a horrific pandemic at the time, but he did know quite a bit about the importance of fighting for our sacred liberties!