Don’t mess with Texas!
Fresh off the highs of defeating Biden’s asinine 100-day moratorium on deportation, not to mention overcoming the winter storm with basically no assistance from the same administration, the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has made his position on state-mandated COVID restrictions very clear: Goodbye!
Unlike the mini-authoritarian governors elsewhere, all of whom are conveniently Democrats, Abbott has had it with restricting Texans, and, like most sane politicians, has tirelessly taken into account the science, which has directly led to the decision to open up Texas for good.
“With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody therapeutic drugs, Texas now has the tools to protect Texans from the virus … We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent. Make no mistake, COVID-19 has not disappeared, but it is clear from the recoveries, vaccinations, reduced hospitalizations, and safe practices that Texans are using that state mandates are no longer needed.” [Source: Breitbart]
In other words, Abbott followed reasonable protocols until the development and distribution of the COVID vaccine. Given how much emphasis has been placed upon this miraculous vaccine, it has become the undisputed bellwether for when the pandemic situation may come under control.
And while other governors may hate the idea of giving up authoritarian control, Abbott personally cannot wait to get Texans back to normality, which means back to freedom (admittedly a foreign concept in states such as California).
“By next Wednesday, about 7 million shots will have been administered in Texas and over half of seniors in Texas will have received a vaccine shot. By the end of March, every senior who wants a vaccine should be able to get one … The vaccine supply continues to increase so rapidly that more and more Texans will soon be eligible to receive a vaccine.” [Source: Breitbart]
You hear that, lefties? That would be a fact that Abbott just stated. Not some hysterical commentary devoid of factual basis, but actual facts. 7 million shots administered. Over 50 percent of seniors taken care of. Close to 100 percent by the end of March.
Facts, facts, facts. Which has led to Abbott’s completely practical conclusion regarding Texas’s reopening.
“It is time for Texas to be open 100 percent … Everybody that wants a job should be able to get a job. Every business that wants to be open should be open.” [Source: Breitbart]
Hallelujah! May other states follow suit, leaving leftist states to deal with messes of their own creation.
Of course, other embattled governors responded bitterly to Abbott’s announcement. The ultra-leftist “Governor” of California, Gavin Newsom, predictably assailed Abbott’s approach as “absolutely reckless.”
That’s nice, Newsom. Did you tweet that from inside French Laundry?
Humorously, 96 percent of Californians remain under the “most restrictive” purple tier and Newsom is presently facing a recall effort due to his rather two-faced handling of the COVID pandemic. And, last time anyone checked, businesses are fleeing from California to Texas, rather than the other way around, so exactly whose approach is “absolutely reckless?”
Certainly isn’t Abbott’s …
Abbott further crystallized his sane, common sense governing style (the same style that propelled Trump to the forefront of the GOP in the first place) by emphasizing the need for continued personal responsibility and accountability, characteristics that tend to be largely absent in leftist land.
“Removing state mandates does not end personal responsibility … Personal vigilance to follow the safe standards is still needed to contain COVID. It’s just that now state mandates are no longer needed.” [Source: Fox News]
Exactly. Abbott is not advocating an “absolutely reckless” approach; he is advocating a common sense approach that prioritizes health and economic factors. And, unlike the mini dictators that “govern” leftist states, Abbott recognizes that “state mandates” absolutely have a shelf life in a truly free society.
Too bad the drunk on power leftist governors don’t seem to understand that simple concept. However, between the recall effort with Newsom, the ongoing saga with Cuomo, and the burgeoning scandal with Whitmer, all of whom are amongst the most ardent leftists, it seems that the truth is, for once, coming out sooner, rather than later …