No One wants to be Controlled: Everyone wants to be Free: Beware the Mask!

There is a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln and recited by P.T. Barnum that states: "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."  It's hard to fool a free people all the time. Consider the statement in today's society and culture with respect to wearing the mask? Does it protect us, as we have been told? Or, is it an overreach of Governmental control and a confiscation of our freedom?