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By John Beaudoin, Sr.
Imagine a superhighway with no lane lines. Autos would vie for space at high speeds across a wide girth of road. Anyone envisioning such a calamitous scene now has an understanding of the U.S. legal scape surrounding government COVID-19 mandates. This article reviews an example of such calamity in a set of regulations imposed to mask school students in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The U.S. is a set of fifty (50) sovereigns in a union for common defense and international trade. The powers not delegated to the U.S. federal government by the U.S. Constitution are reserved to the individual States, or to the people. States then confer authority to state agencies and municipalities (towns and cities) in an administrative schema regulating public health, energy, environmental affairs, education, transportation, housing, labor, and public safety, each having authority in a specific purview, or lane.
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