DON'T MASK WITH TEXAS.
Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order on Friday to ban all government entities in Texas from requiring masks or vaccines.
The order is specifically directed at counties, cities, school districts, and public health officials receiving government funding, according to the Washington Post.
"Today's executive order will provide clarity and uniformity in the Lone Star State's continued fight against COVID-19," Abbott said in a statement. "The new executive order emphasizes that the path forward relies on personal responsibility rather than government mandates."
"Texans have mastered the safe practices that help to prevent and avoid the spread of COVID-19. They have the individual right and responsibility to decide for themselves and their children whether they will wear masks, open their businesses, and engage in leisure activities. Vaccines, which remain in abundant supply, are the most effective defense against the virus, and they will always remain voluntary — never forced — in the state of Texas."
Abbott's order comes shortly after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis banned schools in his state from requiring masks. Abbott signed a similar order in March.
DeSantis also signed an executive order in May, banning "vaccine passports."
Maybe Abbott's trying to make sure Texas doesn't get "out-Texas-ed" by Florida.
Good for Abbott! If there's any governor with which Abbott ought to pace himself, it's DeSantis (i.e., "America's Governor").
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