The mask mandates have been getting out of hand. Regardless of whether we’re vaccinated and boosted, regardless of whether we test negative, we’re told that we have to strap fabric to the fronts of our faces and suffocate for hours on end.
In airports and on planes, we have to wear masks. The federal government’s mandates require it – and it can make life difficult to travel because of these ridiculous mandates.
Texas has decided to fight back. Thank goodness for the Lonestar state because they don’t care about making waves. They bring the fight to the steps of the Capitol – and the rest of the GOP states watch to see what’s going to happen before they throw their support behind the southern state.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has decided that it’s time to sue the Biden administration over the federal mask mandate in place for airports and airplanes.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) mandate was unlawfully issued. It was not authorized by Congress, and the CDC did not put the mandate up for notice and comment, which is ordinarily required for regulations like this.”
This is what was said in a statement from Paxton, the Texas Public Policy Foundation, as well as Representative Beth Van Duyne. There’s a bigger problem with what the CDC has done, which is also tackled in the statement – if a person fails to comply with the mask mandate, there are criminal penalties.
It’s not uncommon for the state of Texas to sue the Biden administration. In fact, it’s been happening with quite some frequency because Biden loves to overstep his bounds and do whatever he wants, whether it’s legal or not. AG Paxton actually took to Twitter to note that it’s the 22nd lawsuit that’s been filed and “this time regarding anti-science, virtue-signaling masks on airlines & airports. Masks on planes are not only silly but illegal too.”
The mandates certainly aren’t for our safety. The airlines have repeatedly said that masks are not necessary because of the extreme level of air filtering that happens. Between the HIPAA filters and everything else, it’s safer to be breathing on a plane than anywhere else.
Yet, the mask mandates stay in place regardless of the science that says the very opposite of what the Biden administration is doing.
So, if the Biden administration won’t listen to science, perhaps they’ll respond once they’ve been sued by the great state of Texas.
The federal mandate for planes and airports is currently set to end on March 18. But, as Reuters is quick to point out, the rules get extended all the time. The mandate also states that face coverings have to be in place on trains and buses.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky of the CDC has already stated that there will be no modifications made to the mask guidance, explaining “Our hospitalization rates are high. Our death rates are still high. So, as we work towards that and as we are encouraged by the current trends, we are not there yet.”
While Walensky may be looking to keep people safe, perhaps she needs to look at where people are getting infected. The infections aren’t from those walking through the airports or riding on planes. They are from those who insist on going into close, confined spaces with poor circulation – such as concert halls and arenas. Or football stadium suites, like we continue to see Governor Newsom of California do – all without a mask.
The planes and the airports are not where we need to concern ourselves with mask mandates – and without it going through Congress, Biden has broken laws.
Since we can’t get the Biden administration to follow science, perhaps AG Paxton can get through to the old man in charge.