I keep saying, we need to RESIST this nonsense every step of the way, with every fiber of our being.
But when it comes to commerce, the power mostly rests with the enforcers. Regarding walking around masked or unmasked, outside, yes. But in my local stores, there are signs from the owners that the unmasked will not be served. So, there's no forcing of wearing a mask, but making a purchase is contingent upon it. That's the coercion involved.
Thus, as I said earlier on a different thread, it has to start with the merchants. Merchants have to either publicly disavow this, on their own or in concert, or not mount such a sign in their place of business, not wear masks themselves, and not demand it as a contingency. The sellers have the power.
Government agencies and other institutions are subject to different processes, but merchants hold a tremendous amount of power in this regard. Just say No: there are too many of you for law enforcement to succeed in stopping all the commerce in just about any city that is not a village. When the merchants do this, it will separate the sheep from the goats. The artificially terrified or control-freaks will at first refuse to patronize unmasked businesses, but if the most popular businesses join in, the public will eventually have nowhere to go. Lots of things can be ordered online, but gas for your car and hand-chosen produce are another matter. At that point, all the patrons will be left with as an option, is their own mask,
which is always what should have been an option, and not a mandate.
No one's preventing them from wearing a mask or even a hazmat suit, and there's no law preventing anyone from making a fool out of himself.
Of course, wearing one's own mask would expose the lie that claims that wearing masks prevents your own transmission to others
, not their transmission to you. ("Oh, look at my virtue signals! What a heroine I am to wear a mask to prevent the CÖVÌD that I don't have, or had a year ago, from affecting every customer at Walmart.")