Texas AG Takes School Mask Mandate Fight To Court After Governor’s Failed Efforts | Talking Points Memo

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on Friday night said that the state Supreme Court will decide on mask mandates that schools have implemented, following Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) unsuccessful efforts to overturn the public health measures.


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The felon asserts what?

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Imagine fighting against simple public health measures. But here we are.

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Abbott claimed the appeal aimed to “protect the rights and freedoms of all Texans Let us force you to kill yourselves and others whether you damn well like it or not.”

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Alleged felon. Verified asshole.

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Seems to me they do not want the personal responsibility they were elected to preform.

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GOP is determined to kill us all.

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How many people will consider Abbott and Paxton’s cavalier attitude about their children’s health in the next election? Enough to make them unemployed?

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It’s really odd: this attitude about personal freedom. ICU beds and coffins are very restrictive of one’s liberty.

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These people are like a bunch of alcoholics arguing against drunk driving laws.

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“We have taken this mask mandate to the Texas Supreme Court. The rule of law will decide. -AGPaxton”

No, I believe Darwin will decide . . .

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If Paxton was doing his job as AG, he would arrest himself.

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I keep thinking about how these yahoos have co-opted My Body My Choice as a rallying cry. I don’t think that if a woman has an abortion the result of said action would jeopardize the life of any other living thing on planet Earth. And I’ve never heard any of them clap back at this.

ETA: Oh look a Guardian Op-Ed writer must be one of us. She obviously stole this from me.

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The Texas Supreme Court is as radical as they come, but when even Justice ACB (from Texas) allows University of Indiana to impose a mask mandate, they’d better be careful.

No one on our side, regardless of how vehemently we disagree, ever wants to disobey a court ruling. But if this court insists on threatening the lives of the children of Texas, all for some crazed/depraved view of “freedom”, I will view them as illegitimate. Not that that’s worth much at present, but it would be the beginning of the end for them as an institution. That’s a lesson the Robert’s court has learned, in my view.

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Let us face reality for a moment. This whole attempt to stop mask and vaccine mandates at any level has nothing to do with health, welfare, safety, seeing children’s smiles, or personal freedom and liberty. This has everything to do with political power, and raw politics, and that is all. This is all Abbott, Paxton, deSantis, Kemp, etc. care about: Power and the dominance of the GQP’s perverted idea of democracy.

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This is where we’re headed. It’s not great.

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His assertion can be condensed to this: “I am a fool and in legal trouble up to my neck. I think my best bet is to allow a few thousand Republican Texans to die.”

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Spot on!

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All (or many) of them.

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The GOP is like an elderly cat that crawls under a bush to die in the shade. Except the human version of ‘crawling’ is to take some others with them. I guess so they don’t think it’s a waste of time to die. Which it always is.

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