Opinion: The ban on mask and vaccination requirements is about projecting undisputed power and satisfying MAGA supporters
If any American was curious Above how far away from reality Republicans will go appease the MAGA crowd and strengthen theirs authoritarian Worldview, look no further than Florida and Texas. Öthe republican Governors and leaders are part of the MAGA enthusiastic death cult, and how their colleagues run other red states; their opposition to containment efforts to stop the rise in COVID-19 infections is simply flattering the culture of the stupid Trump created and projected their authoritarian bias.
It seems like there is a different article every day on falling support and polls for Florida and Texas governors about their bans on mask and vaccination requirements, be it in public schools or in private companies. Smart Americans might think Trump supporters Greg Abbot and Ron DeSantis would make an effort to stop that Decline in their supportbut they are only interested in exercise their authority openly and appease the anti-everything Madness that drives the MAGA crowd. They are certainly not doing anything constructive to help their respective ones returning the constituency to normal or trying to save lives.
There was a forward-looking one items in the Arkansas Times explains the mindset of Republican lawmakers and, to some point, the governor Asa Hutchinson (R), who are more focused on staying in power and 'Appease the MAGA crowd' than to protect children's lives.
What is happening in Arkansas is no different from the purposely tragic Results of power-hungry men like Abbot and DeSantis, but at least in Arkansas there are observant people who see the problem is bigger than just serve the insane amount of MAGA and his embrace from anything but common sense or self-preservation.
Beginning of August an Arkansas judge, Pulaski County District Judge Tim Fox, "issue an injunction the law that Governor Asa Hutchinson signed in April banning the mask requirement by government agencies.”
The ban that Governor Asa Hutchinson says he regrets signing was challenged by a couple complain; one from a school district where more than 900 employees and students are being quarantined because of a coronavirus outbreak. Act 1002, signed by Hutchinson is not dissimilar to the bans "enacted" by Abbot in Texas and DeSantis in Florida. But how In the case of Florida's ban on mask and vaccine mandates, the Arkansas ban was blocked by a court.
To get an idea deadly lengthS. Republicans will retain uncontrolled power over health Community Republican attorneys in Arkansas have made this argument that shows that their real intent is to preserve the power and interests of. to serve MAGA anti-mask and vaccination idiots. They are not interested in public safety, but they are desperately trying to control differences of opinion against their authorityed for the support from the MAGA audience. The lawyers wrote:
"The restraining order of Act 1002 is causing irreparable harm by preventing the effectiveness of Act 1002, made by the representatives of the Arkansas citizens. For practical reasons it is intervenes in the legislature Efforts for peace and promote the remaining unvaccinated segment of the Population to get vaccinated without using mandates. At the local level, there is an increase in disputes over local mask mandates that have resulted in unnecessary disagreement. " (Author bold)
There is much in this "argument" that reveals the real problems at stake for Republicans in Arkansas as well as Florida and Texas.
First And most of all, Republicans know that damn well The ban on mandates for masks or vaccines will not inspire any anti-mask, anti-vaxxer to get vaccinated. That remark was a disappointment that makes lawyers sound as stupid as their Republican clients are deadly to the people of Arkansas.
Second, Arkansas Republicans are not trying to "keep the peace.";” they are supportive the MAGA acolytes unwilling to follow simple public health measures.
It is noteworthy to mention that tThe only people who disturb the peace are anti-Humanity MAGA supporters who not only reject mask and vaccination regulations, but also other people who wear masks to protect their children in public school.
There are many stories going around of angry anti-mask and anti-vaccine thugs "Disturbance of Peace" in public schools, Vaccination clinics and Private Companies around the nation Republicans insinuate that the only way to keep the peace is to allowing a segment of the population, typically MAGA persons, to endanger public health by either not following medical advice and wearing or receiving a maskting vaccinated, or attacks on officers wearing masks to protect the MAGA peoples children.
The "unnecessary disagreement" has nothing to do with people persecuting the health professions. Advice and everything related to it not to follow authoritarian Republican Executive assignments and legislation which contribute to the continuationD. Increase in COVID-19 cases – most evident in republican states. Think about "unnecessary disagreements" Republicans loyal to Trump see it: open disobedience.
Florida's governor is so determined to show that he is an honest dictator whose orders must not be challenged, defying or disobedient that he is appealing a court ruling He said he had no power to ban mask and vaccine mandates in Florida.
There is no doubt about that Greg Abbot and Ron DeSantis and the Arkansas Republicans understand theirs Mask and vaccination bans not only hurt their admissions numbers, but kill their voters, including a terrifying one growing Number of Children.
Unfortunately, they don't care about human life. They see to it that their authority is challenged and worse, openly din the field of vision of your MAGA followers who worship an authoritarian willto Destroy discord no matter how many innocent people die.
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