What’s left of the COVID pandemic has devolved into a battle over American freedoms. As most people try to move on and get back to normal, Democrats keep trying to drag us back under their control.
The fight isn’t really over the disease. It’s over how much we allow the government to tell us what to do.
For months, we’ve had effective vaccines readily available. They are even free. Yet Democrats, not happy with the numbers of those vaccinated, are trying to blackmail people into getting the jab with new mask rules.
In Texas, some counties have sued the governor to overturn his order banning new mask mandates. In a few places, like San Antonio, they’ve made some progress. But the governor has some bad news for those who try to defy his freedom-first mandate.
Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) responded on Wednesday to attempts by local authorities to go around his executive order barring government entities from being able to mandate mask-wearing.
In a tweet, Abbott explained what would happen to those who defy the order, writing, “Any school district, public university, or local government official that decides to defy GA-38—which prohibits gov’t entities from mandating masks—will be taken to court. The path forward relies on personal responsibility—not government mandates.” [Source: Daily Wire]
If we’ve learned anything from the COVID pandemic, it’s that a disease is no excuse for the erosion of our liberties. Democrats are using the threat of catching a virus to push dictator-like policies. Even though most state-mandated restrictions failed, they’re still at it.
The latest could be the dumbest yet. Biden’s CDC and Democrat-run areas are demanding that schools (or entire populations) go back to wearing masks indoors. They claim they are doing this because not enough people have been vaccinated. So, they punish those who have been vaccinated by forcing them to wear masks. Does that make sense?
Instead of simply informing people on the effectiveness of the vaccine, they are doing the very thing that won’t work. Forcing Americans to do anything is a sure way to get them not to do it. Yet these stupid Democrats think acting like third-world dictators is going to get the job done.
Gov. Abbott has vowed that in Texas, personal responsibility is going to trump government mandates. His statement seems to suggest that he thinks what his office did previously, forcing lockdowns, masks, and other restrictions, was a mistake. And he’d be right. We learned the hard way that the government should not be making important health decisions for Americans.
A few local judges have tried to defy the governor, allowing counties to restore mask mandates in public schools. But Abbott has vowed to take these counties to the higher courts, perhaps even the Texas Supreme Court.
How it will rule remains to be seen. It is likely that the courts will give Gov. Abbott a win and uphold his order.
Even so, the left will try to find new ways to suppress Americans’ freedom.
Author: Timothy Jones