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Starting next week, all Texas businesses will be allowed to open at full capacity. But wait, there’s more.
Not only that, but patrons of those establishments will not be required to wear a mask.
Gov. Greg Abbott made the announcement Tuesday, which just happens to be Texas Independence Day. And Abbott’s declaration gives Texans back their independence.
“Too many Texans have been sidelined from employment opportunities. Too many small business owners have struggled to pay their bills,” Abbott said at a restaurant in Lubbock. “This must end.”
He later added to cheers, “It is now time to open Texas 100%.”
Abbott cited growing vaccination rates and decreasing reports of COVID-19 numbers as some of the reasons for his decision. Other states, such as Kentucky, Mississippi and Michigan, have also decided to increase capacity in statewide businesses — though Texas is the first to bump it to full capacity.
Texans will still be allowed to wear masks, practice social distancing and not attend large gatherings, but now, they may do so at their own discretion. Abbott has merely removed the government from the equation.
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And on Texas Independence Day to boot…HELL YEAH!
The most important aspect of this was that he prevented localities and unaccountable “county judges” from creating their own mandates. Suck it, KP George and Dora the Explorer (Lina Hidalgo).
And Jenkins of Dallas County. His own commissioners smacked him down last year and he was pretty much neutered.
Great to hear Texas is going back to 100% without face diapers. Hopefully a domino effect will follow.
In other news, Austin Mayor Steve Adler wrote a letter expressing concern about the early re-opening. I just wonder if he made that proclamation from Austin or from a beach at a resort in Mexico. Meanwhile in news on the federal bureaucrat desperately trying to remain relevant front, Dr. Fauci announced today that we can now return to normal in March of 2022. Just last week he said that normalcy could return in November or December of this year. On a side note, Fauci’s search for his stethoscope and the elusive name of the last patient he actually treated is ongoing.
I love when governments impose draconian shit like this, then act like fucking heroes for lifting it.
Came here to say the same. Abbott should still be strung up from a lamppost.
Biden will now stop air travel to Texas!
Good. That will keep the California democrats out and Keep Texas Great!
BuT wHaT aBoUt ThE sCiEnCe? DENIERS!
Good…now let the state I live in do the same.
Better late than never I suppose and I like and agree with Elihu post completely
Amen, Texas! True American leadership…
Time for everybody else to watch and follow – ASAP!
God Bless Texas! DeSantis needs to do the same thing in Florida ASAP