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To the Editor:

The right of the people to keep and bare their faces shall not be infringed! In addition to these liberty-squelching mask mandates, another example of our state government’s oppressive restriction of our freedoms is the onerous requirement for traction tires and chains.

I’ve searched our federal and state constitutions and there’s no mention of ‘traction’ or ‘chains.’ These pernicious edicts are yet more evidence of creeping socialism. Mr. Inslee, tear down those “TRACTION TIRES REQUIRED” signs! Though there will certainly be more collisions, rollovers, jack-knifing semis, backed-up traffic, road closures, injuries, and death, come on, people, that’s a small price to pay for liberty. Freedom-loving, winter-driving citizens of Washington, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!

Gerard Hogan

Ellensburg

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