1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Ends Mandatory Mask Mandate: ‘Time To Open Texas 100%’

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    49,573
    Likes Received:
    3,092
    Faith:
    Baptist
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. Scott Downey

    Scott Downey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2019
    Messages:
    3,687
    Likes Received:
    651
    Faith:
    Non Baptist Christian
    Mississippi also completely open.

    As far as economically here In VA here, I never noticed much impact on myself except for wearing a mask and at the first having to stand in lines outside stores such as Home Depot due to the capacity constraint.
    Lots of restaurants were closed, but we did not normally eat out much anyway.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    49,573
    Likes Received:
    3,092
    Faith:
    Baptist
    We are here in Florida except the mask mandate in most areas. Lake county doesnt have one. Its right next to mine so we like to go over there to do bussiness
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    25,697
    Likes Received:
    1,141
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Texas should never have been shutdown. Abbott will answer for that at some point.
     
  5. Quantrill

    Quantrill Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2020
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    104
    Faith:
    Non Baptist Christian
    Abbott did what he could. I support him. Trump never should have bowed to any of the Covid bs either. But at the time the information or lack of, and popular opinion was against them.

    Texas will reopen and the rest of the country will whine and cry and bemoan how we are just infecting the world. I can hear it now. Probably there will be a demand for anyone from Texas to have proof of vaccine or shots or something to leave the State. The U.S. will most likely create some form of sanctions for such a rebellious state.

    Quantrill
     
  6. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    30,323
    Likes Received:
    1,382
    Faith:
    Baptist
    The critics are complain about what Texas and Mississippi -did.
    But I would say that a store could still have its own policy of requiring shoppers to wear a mask.!
     
  7. Scott Downey

    Scott Downey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2019
    Messages:
    3,687
    Likes Received:
    651
    Faith:
    Non Baptist Christian
    Seeing how many people in those states dont want to wear a mask, that will hurt their business. If I lived there and had a choice of stores, I would go somewhere else rather than shop at the store requiring a mask.
     
  8. JonC

    JonC Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2001
    Messages:
    20,989
    Likes Received:
    2,393
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I did not realize Texas had a mandatory mask mandate.
     
  9. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    30,323
    Likes Received:
    1,382
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Not anymore!
     
  10. Wingman68

    Wingman68 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2017
    Messages:
    2,372
    Likes Received:
    796
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Alabama joining MS & TX.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Quantrill

    Quantrill Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2020
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    104
    Faith:
    Non Baptist Christian
    It doesn't matter. If the Law of the State is you don't have to wear a mask, there will be no enforcement to have people arrested or charged for not wearing a mask.

    If you as a business wants to push it...go ahead. Maybe you won't let them in your store. But you won't get them in trouble with the law. You will just lose the business. And of course, that is the good thing about capitalism. Plenty of others out there to offer their business to you.

    Quantrill
     
  12. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    30,323
    Likes Received:
    1,382
    Faith:
    Baptist
    I fully agree, that a person can not be held liable to the law for no mask!
    I'm just saying that a store could require it - just like - no shirt, no shoes.
     
  13. Quantrill

    Quantrill Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2020
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    104
    Faith:
    Non Baptist Christian
    Stores are wanting and needing business at this time. Even when we were under the mask rule, there were plenty of people in the stores who would not wear them. And no one was sending them out. In other words, it was not going to be enforced even then.

    Quantrill
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    30,323
    Likes Received:
    1,382
    Faith:
    Baptist
    NOT in NY - in fact Walmart was just fined $1,000 becuase a customer was not wearing a mask
     
  15. Quantrill

    Quantrill Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2020
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    104
    Faith:
    Non Baptist Christian
    What a testimony.

    Send me to hell or NY city.

    See, One half of the US doesn't know how the other half live.

    Quantrill
     
    #15 Quantrill, Mar 5, 2021
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2021
  16. Wingman68

    Wingman68 Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2017
    Messages:
    2,372
    Likes Received:
    796
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Add AZ, & shocker.....CT. My folks used to live in New Canaan CT, beautiful area, however the snobbery there was worse than a high school clique. It was amusing.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. Quantrill

    Quantrill Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2020
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    104
    Faith:
    Non Baptist Christian
    Governors of States willing to defy the Federal govt. States willing to exercise their authority for their people concerning COVID.

    Wait till new gun laws start coming down the pike.

    Quantrill
     
  18. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    30,323
    Likes Received:
    1,382
    Faith:
    Baptist

    Remember the Federal 55 mile/ hour speed limit?

    Well, actually there never was a federal speed limit.
    It was a federal blackmail speed enforcement.

    When Montana raised its speed limit the feds told them no more federal highway funds.
    If I remember correctly - if a person was stopped for speeding - they were given a ticket for
    wasting gas - which meant no traffic points or (I suppose) not reported to insurance companies.

    Joe could do the same thing with these States/commonwealths about the mask issue.
     
  19. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    25,697
    Likes Received:
    1,141
    Faith:
    Baptist
    He has my support, as well. But I still believe he will pay a political price for the shutdown.

    A lot of conservatives are really upset with the shutdown, and are now former supporters. Their apathy or opposition could cost him the election.
     
Loading...