Is there any defense for a person in a court who is fined for refusing to wear a mask in public crowded areas?

The Chicago Tribune article titled, Illinois launches $5 million dollar mask awareness campaign, Pritzker opens doors for fines for people who disregards rules, reported the following statement.

“For people who “are absolutely refusing” to wear a mask in public, “they’re putting other people at risk, so it’s worthy of considering a fine at a local level,” Pritzker said while introducing the ad campaign.”  

Definition of untenable (Merriam Webster)

1: not able to be defended: an untenable position

2: not able to be occupied” untenable apartments

King Solomon

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happened to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11)


 and whereas he had exhorted men to use all their might in doing the duties of their calling while they lived here; he suggests, that they should not depend upon, and promise themselves, anything from their own strength and wisdom;

“men who are swift as eagles are not helped by running to escape from death in battle.”

What’s My Point?

The virus is real. The risks of spreading the virus are real.

Our world in in a battle against a deadly virus and no one knows for certain that if they are infected, perhaps they are strong and wise enough to live on.

However, we do know for real that if they do become infected, they will serve to spread the virus to another who may not survive.

My point is same as swift eagles cannot be helped by running to escape what is real, anyone who refuses to wear a mask in public crowed areas has no defense for his or her decision not to help defend their community in the battle against the virus.

In My Opinion

We all make individual choice to engage in risks in life. And as the verse indicate in life under the sun, the race is not always won by the swiftest, strongest, wisest, richest, favored, or skillful l among us.

There is another element of time and chance that is present in life that may affect us regardless of how wise or foolish we believe we are as individuals living as a community of many.

The virus has taught us from experience of the quarantine that we can by our actions help reduce the risks of becoming infected if we do not get close to another.

Science has proven that if we have to enter crowded public areas, wearing protective equipment such as a mask, we can reduce the risk of becoming infected.

In my opinion, if you choose to enter a public area without a mask, what you are displaying yourself as a selfish fool lacking understanding or common sense of reality. And have no defense as being guilty of choosing to be on the wrong side of defending your community in the battle against the virus.

If Interested

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You decide,

Which choice in the battle of reality of spreading the virus are you exhibiting in crowed public areas, the wise (tenable) or foolish (untenable) defense?

Why is it necessary for government to have to threaten people with fines to wear a mask?

Is it perhaps in part because government decided it is unlawful to teach Bible wisdom and love for your neighbors in public schools?

Is the reason the prevalence of higher statistics of the virus are in Black communities, poor, and middle-class families who cannot afford private religious schools because government refuses the parents request in this following statement.

“Black parents love charter schools and voucher-supported private school vouchers because they teach values, self-respect, and hope. But no, if this option for poor or lower-income parents has more Democrat opposition than ever.”

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Source Link

Chicago Tribune August 3, 2020

School Vouchers

Excerpts – Biblehub – Gills Bible Commentary 9:11