Like it or not, everyone has the responsibility to make their own decisions. If they decide to wear a mask because they believe it will keep them (or others) safe, they are free to do so. They are violating their responsibility when they threaten to use government violence to force others to wear a mask.
People have the responsibility to run their business without intentionally causing harm. Customers have the responsibility to choose which businesses to use. Anyone who dictates how other people’s businesses must be run is violating their responsibility to not harm others.
Responsibility is hard, and it’s uncomfortable for a lot of people. They’ll listen to, and obey, politicians instead of doing what is responsible and right.
You are responsible for your body, your actions, and your property. Your main responsibility is to not violate the life, liberty, or property of any other person. Responsibility can be scary. It seems most people would rather shift their responsibility to government, and government would be happy to take it.
Except, you can’t give your responsibilities to others. You can only pretend to do so. You are still responsible for anything done on your behalf.
Responsibility is power. You can decide whether to use this power or ignore it, but loaning your power to others isn’t wise. When your power is used by others to harm people, the responsibility is still yours. Letting government borrow your responsibility is like loaning a gun to someone who has a history of robbing banks and admits he plans to do so again. It’s unethical and irresponsible to loan your power to any such person or group of people.
If you abdicate your responsibility anyway, government will claim it. Then, it will pervert it. Government will misuse your responsibility — your power — to violate the rights of others. When you consent to what is being done, the responsibility is on your shoulders. Stop consenting for your power to be used against others in harmful ways.
Take back your responsibility and hang on to it like the treasure it is.
Realistically, it isn’t safe to take your power back from those who want it. They’ll threaten and punish you. Your neighbors will probably stand against you. The brainwashing is strong, and after 12 or more years of indoctrination in government schools — or government-friendly schools — most people simply can’t overcome it.
Do it anyway. It’s the right thing.