Serving up pretend patriotism

To the editor,

Why is the City failing in its duty to enforce the mask order against the pretend-patriots at Top That yogurt shop? 

Patriotism is not just waving a flag and swearing to uphold half of the Second Amendment. It might be doing one small thing, such as wearing a mask that will save American lives. I’ve seen the arguments against masks, and they are either seriously flawed, completely stupid or fueled by blustering, pretend patriotism. 

Your liberty does not extend to endangering everyone else. I’m offended that your declarations of pretend patriotism encourage the spread of the disease and threaten my life and that of my family. 

The motto for Top That should be, “Serving up empty calories, a deadly virus, willful ignorance and death threats with every scoop.”

– Rhys Schrock, Durango