Politicians and technocrats are using the coronavirus to control Americans.
Much of the country has been locked down for an entire year.
But one Governor put pro-lockdown fearmongers to shame with these four words.
Texas governor Greg Abbott has received an influx of businesses and residents from poorly run blue states like California.
The slogan “Don’t California My Texas” has become a meme, a rebuke against Democrats fleeing blue states and voting for the same bad policies in their new states.
And Abbott likely attracted more newcomers by declaring his state fully open.
I just announced Texas is OPEN 100%.
I also ended the statewide mask mandate.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 2, 2021
Abbott also added, “Removing statewide mandates does not end personal responsibility…It’s just that now state mandates are no longer needed.”
People who are at higher risk of COVID-19 should still take necessary precautions, but the mandates that have been crushing businesses and causing all sorts of unexpected negative outcomes are gone.
That didn’t stop Abbott’s critics from freaking out about his announcement.
— Derek Ensign (@derekensign) March 2, 2021
It didn’t occur to him that people are still free to wear masks.
That nonsensical response highlights a deeper problem: Too many people on the Left have been conditioned to believe in positive rights; i.e. anything not specifically permitted by the government is illegal.
America was built on a foundation of negative rights.
Many renowned health professionals have spoken out against lockdowns, but they’ve been drowned out by the endless lockdown contingent led by Dr. Anthony Fauci.
With Texas finally open and COVID vaccinations increasing, hopefully more Governors come to their senses.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.