If you live in Mississippi or Texas, your President doesn’t think much of you. Recently, those states announced that they would be ditching masks, tossing out business-murdering COVID restrictions, and living their lives.
“With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody therapeutic drugs, Texas now has the tools to protect Texans from the virus,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement announcing the move. “We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent.
“With this executive order, we are ensuring that all businesses and families in Texas have the freedom to determine their own destiny,” Abbott says. He notes that safe practices are still encouraged, and that a county judge may impose restrictions if COVID-19 hospitalizations fill 15% or more of the beds in a region. However, capacity may not be reduced below 50% for any reason. This ensures that businesses may continue to operate and the economy in the region doesn’t completely die. All of this makes sense — but Joe Biden and his Democrat friends, of course, have issues with anything that lessens government control over the daily lives of citizens.
“The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it,” Biden said in a meeting with Congressional Democrats following the decision to return to normal. “It’s critical, critical, critical that they follow the science.”
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves responded to Biden, informing him that Mississippians “don’t need handlers.”
Ending restrictions doesn’t mean abandoning common sense. These states won’t become cesspools of disease where everyone runs around coughing on and licking each other. Americans are smarter than that. Democrats think we can’t be trusted to think for ourselves and choose how best to protect ourselves. These states will prove them wrong.