We already know that evangelical financial “guru” Dave Ramsey — already a well-documented Boss From Hell — scoffs at COVID precautions, even for his own employees. He planned a no-mask holiday party in December despite the ever-present threat of the virus.
And now he’s supporting legislation in Tennessee that would make ban public places from kicking someone out for not wearing a mask, treating it as a form of discrimination. Senate Bill 320 and House Bill 794, which do the same thing, are currently in subcommittees. (follow link for video)
Dave Ramsey makes a really bad argument. He's saying several things, but the crux of his argument is that many business owners don't care about the masks and are really just concerned about violating the mandate and getting into trouble, and therefore they shouldn't have to comply. Would Dave be fine with people zipping through a city intersection red light at 100 miles per hour when he's crossing the street? "Sorry, Dave, but I really don't think it's a serious problem. I shouldn't have to comply with that law since my only reason for obeying it is because I'm afraid of getting a ticket. If you disagree, then you just don't see how 'out of balance' the law is. I'm an adult and can make this decision for myself. I don't need the government to make it for me."