Texas Rebellion

Lone Ranger Refuses To Wear Mask in Solidarity 

“I think it’s an insult to Texans to be required to do something they should have discretion for,” said Hugh Reed

Nearly 80 Texas counties have opted out of Gov. Greg Abbott’s mask order. Others refuse to enforce it.

When Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide executive order requiring Texans to wear masks in public, he gave counties the opportunity to opt out if they have a low number of active coronavirus cases.  A week later, 78 counties have taken him up on that offer. And a handful of other local governments have insisted that they won’t enforce the order even though they don’t qualify for the opt-out provision. Officials cited a desire to preserve personal freedoms or concerns about enforcement. “I think it’s an insult to Texans to be required to do something they should have discretion for,” said Hugh Reed, the top administrator for rural Armstrong County, near Amarillo, which opted out.   view article  

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