Although Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on April 27, 2020 a re-opening plan that would open up malls, restaurants, and movie theaters, several Texas Republicans don’t believe this is enough.
Patrick Svitek, a political correspondent for the Texas Tribune, tweeted the following: “As @GovAbbott faces pressure to reopen barbershops/hair salons sooner than May 18, at least a few House Republicans (beyond @TxFreedomCaucus) now chiming in:
– – facebook.com/VoteDrewSpring – facebook.com/RepStanLambert – facebook.com/BrooksLandgraf facebook.com/BenLemanTX/pho#txlege”
State Representative Drew Springer commented on Facebook:
Under the Governor’s new executive orders, #barbershops and #salons are not able to open on May 1st like other businesses. If you want your barbershop or salon to be open, show your support by liking this post.
#iTrustMyBarber and It makes no sense to me that barbershops and salons cannot open—#barbers and #hairstylists receive training in communicable diseases under their licensing requirements in #Texas. I am sure Texas barbershops and salons can safely operate, just like they are in other states. Even if you are uncomfortable opening up barbers and salons, you don’t have to use them, just like you don’t have to shop at any store that is open now.
Representative Stan Lambert echoed similar sentiments on Facebook as well:
I believe cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians, and other beauty workers can all operate their businesses in a safe and responsible manner. They are licensed and regulated by the state after many hours of training, certification exams and inspections.
They should be allowed to join other businesses in re-opening at 25% capacity, utilizing social distancing and proper use of PPE on Friday, May 1.
State Representative Brooks Landgraf said the following:
I hear you. Hair salons, barbershops, gyms and other small businesses that can safely reopen should be allowed to. Many West Texas proprietors have developed plans to safely resume operations. I’m continuing to fight for them. I’ll communicate with members of the Strike Force to Open Texas to ensure these West Texas voices echo across the state to promote a consistent reopening of Texas.
State Representative James White was particularly vocal about Abbott’s inaction:
@GregAbbott_TX Respectfully, ENOUGH!!! You are the only one that can STOP this!!! ENOUGH!!! Tx is supposed to be the #1 state for business & for women entrepreneurs. Throughout Tx we have sting operations & DA investigations! ENOUGH!!! facebook.com/19580693052656
@GregAbbott_TX Respectfully, ENOUGH!!! You are the only one that can STOP this!!! ENOUGH!!! Tx is supposed to be the #1 state for business & for women entrepreneurs. Throughout Tx we have sting operations & DA investigations! ENOUGH!!! https://t.co/tIfHK5x79R
— Rep. James White (@James_E_White) April 29, 2020
Abbott needs to get his act together.
As one of the more pro-business states in the country, Texas is dropping the ball on its re-opening plan.
Texas cannot afford to put on a Left lite impression on this matter.
The state must take bolder action on re-opening the economy.
White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward
Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.
On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.
Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:
The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.
Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well. If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.
Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.
Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.
It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.
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