“ This draconian order is contrary to the Texas spirit and invades the liberties the people of Texas protected in the constitution,” the plaintiffs argue. “If the courts allow this invasion of liberty, today’s circumstances will set a precedent for the future, forever weakening the protections Texans sacrificed to protect.”
“Viruses mutate, so there may be a different coronavirus strain, or some other contagion, next year. Like the flu vaccine, this year’s coronavirus vaccine may not protect against next year’s strain. Will we allow a Governor to unilaterally suspend laws, bypass the Texas Legislature and trample on the Texas constitution?”
“ Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn explicitly asking about the agency’s handling of information regarding the drug and its use during the pandemic. Doctors and researchers advocating for hydroxychloroquine are recommending it be used in high-risk outpatients.”
“ In a letter sent on Wednesday, State Sen. Bob Hall (R–Edgewood) urged Gov. Greg Abbott to revoke his unilateral executive orders issued in response to the Chinese coronavirus. These executive orders have shuttered businesses and forced mandates on citizens without input from the elected members of the Texas Legislature.
“It is well past time for Texas to stop following and start leading in this battle against the Chinese COVID-19 virus. Our policies implemented out of fear are doing more damage to our economy and people’s health and well-being than [COVID-19],” wrote Hall. “The current solution strategy, because it is based on unsubstantiated fear, is worse than the COVID-19 disease.”
To be honest, glad Texas is not in the list. Will these fleets leave their socialist ideas at the city?
“ They were heading to Concord, New Hampshire,” Sliwa said.
The third truck was nearby, on Columbus at West 84th Street.
“They were moving to Tennessee. The driver told me ‘We’re working morning, noon and night’ to move people out of state.”
The fourth truck was at W. 75th and Central Park West.
“It was a young family,” a mom and dad, and a little boy and girl.
“They were moving themselves down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,” Sliwa said.”
“ Butt’s argument is in line with legal efforts earlier this year by Texas Democrats to allow all voters who fear contracting the coronavirus to instead vote by mail, a process which conservatives note is often ripe for fraud and abuse.
This recent letter is far from Butt’s first foray into Texas politics. For years, the billionaire has bankrolled efforts against conservatives in the Republican primary and has funded Democrats in general elections.” https://texasscorecard.com/state/grocery-store-magnate-sides-with-democrats-in-mail-ballot-fight/
“ Houston physician Dr. Stella Emmanuel, part of the Frontline Doctors group that went to Washington D.C. last month, posted a copy of a letter she received from the Texas Medical Board to her Twitter account this week showing that the complaint against her had been dismissed.”
Called it awhile ago.
“ Texas district attorneys are supposed to be on the front lines, investigating and prosecuting election fraud.
Unfortunately, in too many cases, these political animals are derelict in their duties and might be using their power to enable election interference.
Are these rogue elected officials put in positions of power to do just that? Let’s take a look at Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales.”
Not Texas “ A federal judge on Monday struck down Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down, calling them unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV sided with plaintiffs that included hair salons, drive-in movie theaters, a farmer’s market vendor, a horse trainer and several Republican officeholders who sued as individuals.”
“ A Republican lawmaker says he is withdrawing his support for Gov. Greg Abbott, motivated by Abbott’s handling of the Chinese coronavirus.
State Rep. Steve Toth (R–The Woodlands) made the announcement in an open letter released on Tuesday.
“Having exhausted every attempt at persuasion, I am writing to inform you of my decision to withdraw my support for your leadership as the elected Governor of the State of Texas,” wrote Toth.
Toth has been a vocal critic of Abbott’s unilateral executive orders and mandates, which have forced millions of Texans out of work and caused businesses to permanently shutter. He is also among a group of Republican lawmakers who have filed a lawsuit against Abbott in August in opposition to a $295 million agreement he entered into with tech firm MTX Group to bring contact tracing to Texas.”
“ While the coronavirus indeed caused serious harm or proved fatal to many people, it can be said that the virus itself was not the real cause of the damage to our economy and our way of life. Rather, it was the gross overreach and abuse of power by government officials that has resulted in the devastating situation through which we are now living.
Throughout history, the people of Texas have exercised good judgment and acted with wisdom, courage, and compassion in times of disaster, caring for their health, livelihoods, and families while living lives of freedom guaranteed by our Constitution. This most basic truth must never be abridged by government—regardless of the circumstances of the times.” https://texasscorecard.com/commentary/dow-an-open-letter-to-all-texas-legislators/