Texas Governor Greg Abbott joined Florida and Mississippi Tuesday in banning so-called “Vaxports” or Vaccine Passports that can be used to bar Americans from attending specific events or even flying on airplanes.
“Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives. That is why I have issued an Executive Order that prohibits government-mandated vaccine passports in Texas. We will continue to vaccinate more Texans and protect public health – and we will do so without treading on Texans’ personal freedoms,” the governor said in a video.
Texans shouldn't be required to show proof of vaccination & reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives.
I issued an Executive Order that prohibits government-mandated vaccine passports in Texas.
Don't tread on our personal freedoms. pic.twitter.com/weTbz4FKyH
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 6, 2021
“We have constitutional rights and health privacy laws for a reason,” said Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, a member of the GOP. “They should not cease to exist in a time of crisis. These passports may start with COVID-19, but where will they end?”
States -including New York- have implemented the passports in specific venues, including sporting events and large-scale indoor concerts.
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CRUZ GETS A CUT! Ted Cruz Visits Dallas Salon After Owner Released from Texas Prison
Texas Senator Ted Cruz received his first hair cut in three months this week at the salon whose owner was jailed for re-opening her business during the state’s Coronavirus shutdown order.
Today I traveled to #Dallas to get a haircut at Salon A la Mode, owned by Shelley Luther. Thanks in large part to Shelley’s courage, hair salons are allowed to open in #Texas today. Shelley stood up for liberty and common sense and I am proud to stand with her.
Today I traveled to #Dallas to get a haircut at Salon A la Mode, owned by Shelley Luther. Thanks in large part to Shelley’s courage, hair salons are allowed to open in #Texas today. Shelley stood up for liberty and common sense and I am proud to stand with her. pic.twitter.com/mFYwBmjhjj
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) May 8, 2020
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, arrived Friday for his first haircut in three months at Salon à la Mode, one day after owner Shelley Luther was released from jail for defying the state’s coronavirus restrictions,” reports Fox News. “Cruz visited on the first day salons were legally allowed to open, saying he was proud to support Luther.”
“When people reach out with true authenticity, it’s huge,” the salon owner said. Both donned masks throughout the visit.
— Jack Fink (@cbs11jack) May 8, 2020
“It’s a nice gesture. His family actually called my boyfriend and prayed for him for 20 minutes while I was in jail. To me that’s not political… that’s just really nice people reaching out and making sure that our family is OK,” Luther told CBS 11 News.
GREAT AGAIN: Texas Crude Oil Production SMASHES Record Set in 1973
Texas crude oil production continued to smash estimates and break records in recent weeks; taking in 1.54 billion barrels per day and hitting levels not seen since 1973.
“Texas oil wells produced more than 1.54 billion barrels of crude in 2018, beating the previous record of 1.28 billion barrels set in 1973,” reports the Houston Chronicle.
“As the national leader in oil and natural gas production, Texas is paving the way for America’s energy independence,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in a written statement.
“From technological advancements resulting in increased oil and natural gas output to our LNG export facilities, the Lone Star State’s energy economy is firing on all cylinders. As Governor, I will continue to work with our independent oil and gas producers to take our economy to even greater heights,” he added.
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