In this Sept. 28, 2021, file photo, Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson states his opposition to the proposed mask ordinance during the assembly meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. Credit: Bill Roth / Anchorage Daily News via AP

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A cousin in Alaska, where COVID-19 is  raging, reported recently that the mayor of Anchorage had encouraged people to wear a yellow Star of David as a protest against masks and vaccine mandates. That same mindlessly offensive linkage of life-saving measures with the extermination of Jews is spreading here in Maine thanks to Facebook and other internet platforms.

Using comparisons to Nazi Germany is a shameful abuse of history for political gain.

Mike Caron

Liberty

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