Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) has cowered under the pressure and announced an executive order on Thursday that he claims will force everyone in his state to wear a mask to supposedly stop COVID-19 from spreading.
“COVID-19 is not going away, in fact it’s getting worse. Now more than ever, action by everyone is needed until treatments are available for COVID-19,” Abbott said in a video released over social media. “We must do more to slow the spread without locking Texas back down.”
However, public policy analyst Daniel McAdams has found that Abbott is not being forthright about his executive order. Upon closely analyzing the text, McAdams discovered that there is nothing in the order that actually mandates Texans to wear masks in public.
The order reads in part: “Every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household; provided, however, that this face-covering requirement does not apply to the following…”
McAdams notes that the order is written to be deliberately confusing and mislead Texans into believing they have to wear masks, but it actually does not create a mask mandate in most locations.
“That comma after the word “space” is essential. It establishes “outdoor public space” as a clause within the sentence, meaning both indoor AND outdoor are covered by the exception “wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing.” This is critically important, as it means even in stores or other indoor spaces masks are not required as long as it is possible to “social distance.” That would include every grocery store and reasonably-sized commercial establishment,” McAdams wrote in a blog for the Ron Paul Institute.
McAdams blasts Abbott for cravenly wording his order “in such a purposely weasel-like manner that it will be universally accepted and reported as such.”
“Many honest Texas officials saw the “second wave” spike coming because they saw how the game was being rigged. But Abbott fell for it and he has declared war on Texans and on liberty,” McAdams wrote.
“This is not rocket science. Politics is at play in the “second wave” coronavirus in Texas and elected officials are either too dense or too corrupt to take a stand for truth,” he concluded.
While Abbott acts like a conservative champion, he has shown himself to be another sad sack oathbreaker under the pressure. He does not have the guts to stand against the media pressure to oppose the virus regime that is an existential threat to U.S. liberty. He will be remembered among the Benedict Arnolds of our age.
DEMOCRAT Rep. Max Rose Dubs “Utter Disgrace” Bill de Blasio “Worst Mayor in History”
That’s saying something.
New York Congressman Max Rose, who represents Staten Island(part of New York City) as a moderate Democrat, called NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio the worst mayor in American history during an appearance on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom on Friday.
“This mayor is not only the worst mayor in the history of New York City, he’s the worst mayor in the history of his country.”
Rose pointed to the city’s (lack) of a plan to reopen municipal schools in the fall. Rose is taking fault with what he calls De Blasio’s substanceless plan, referring to it as more of a “prayer” than a concrete plan to reopen schools. The city is planning some sort of fusion between in-person and remote education, and Rose is claiming that the mayor is failing to account for necessary testing and medical supplies that will be required for the task of resuming in-person education.
“Nothing can replace leadership, and I don’t blame anyone — to include teachers, parents, families — for not having faith in this mayor right now. It is an utter disgrace.”
Rose pointed to De Blasio’s refusal to coordinate with the federal government to secure necessary supplies, most notably masks and personal protective equipment. He’s not the only left-leaning New Yorker to sour on the leadership of De Blasio, with polls indicating that as many as 3 of 4 city residents disapprove of his mayoral leadership.
De Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have overseen the worst outbreak of the coronavirus disease in the entire democratic world, but it hasn’t stopped the Democrats from smugly lecturing other American states that have incurred far less coronavirus cases and deaths than New York City.
Top Story3 days ago
Shipments of 20,000+ Fake US Driver’s Licenses From China Intercepted at Chicago Airport
States4 days ago
HEARTBREAKING VIDEO: California Man Beaten, Robbed of $200K Life Savings Outside of Bank
Big League Wellness4 days ago
CONFIRMED: Doctor Arguing for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations in USA Today is Bankrolled by Big Pharma
Violent Left4 days ago
Tucker Carlson Calls Out Minnesota AG Keith Ellison for Withholding George Floyd Body Cam Video From Public
Violent Left4 days ago
Feckless Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Admits ANTIFA Rioters Aren’t “Peaceful Protestors” As Mayhem Continues
Big League Guns3 days ago
POLL: National Support for Gun Control Plummets Amid 2020 Coronavirus, Crime Surge, Race Riots
Culture4 days ago
GUT-WRENCHING: Suspected Rapist Freed From Jail Due to COVID-19 is Charged with Murdering Alleged Rape Victim
Big League Guns3 days ago
Gun Owners of America, Congressional Republicans Call for AG Barr To Investigate Rogue Soros-Funded Saint Louis Prosecutor Railroading McCloskeys