The act of concealing one’s face and restricting one’s airways is a personal choice, a private medical decision. Forcing that decision onto others is an act of violence and abuse. Likewise, one is free to believe that masks are healthy and prevent death, but this is a personal set of beliefs. The government of Texas now recognizes that it cannot establish a set of beliefs and force every individual to accept this religion by force. This is a violation of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, the Supreme Law of the Land, which prohibits the making of any law pertaining to an establishment of a federal or state religion, or impeding the free exercise of religion.
This act of force is also a violation of Title II of The Civil Rights Act (Public Accommodations) 42 U.S.C. §2000a (a)All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination on the ground of race, color, RELIGION, or national origin.
Abbott, who never had the authority to suspend civil liberties in the first place, admitted, “Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will not be mandated by public school districts or government entities [any longer.] We can continue to mitigate COVID-19 while defending Texans’ liberty to choose whether or not they mask up.” The order does not end all medical experimentation in Texas; the order does not apply to state-supported living centers, government-owned or operated hospitals, Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities, Texas Juvenile Justice Department facilities, or county and municipal jails.
On July 3, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statewide mask mandate, requiring face coverings over the mouth and the nose for Texans who live in counties with more than 20 coronavirus cases. Under intense political pressure to appear as if he is “keeping people safe,” Governor Abbott suspended civil liberties throughout the state, depriving people of their rights. Overnight, people without face masks were considered guilty of being diseased and causing others to die. Presumption of innocence and the principle of due process was vanquished overnight, as unmasked citizens were wrongfully convicted and shamed for nonexistent crimes, for which no evidence existed. The Fifth Amendment says to the federal government that no one shall be "deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law."
For nearly a year, authority figures intimidated, discriminated, socially ostracized, segregated and threatened people with trespassing charges and false imprisonment, all because these healthy individuals made the personal decision to breathe freely and not subject their mind or body to duress. But the state inflicted duress on these people regardless, threatening healthy, unmasked citizens at every door and entryway. Worse, school boards seized parental rights, forcibly abusing children on a daily basis with mask mandates and punishments for breathing. These acts of intimidation and coercion must not be forgotten. (Related: Masked schoolchildren are harmed physically, psychologically, behaviorally and suffer from 24 distinct health issues.)
The Nuremberg Code is clear about this abuse. For any medical experiment, “the voluntary consent of the individual is absolutely essential.” Every parent and every child should have the legal capacity to give consent and have the ability to exercise free power of choice, without being subjected to intimidation, force, fraud, deceit, duress or any other form of constraint or coercion. In addition, the administrators of medical experiment must provide comprehensive information to help the person (parent and child) make an adequate decision. The experiment must disclose the duration and purpose of the experiment and be transparent about any expected inconveniences, health effects and hazards related to the experiment.
Over the past year, none of these principles of informed consent were followed, as an unlawful, longstanding and ineffective mask mandate deprived individuals of life and liberty. History will be unkind to those authority figures who participated in the abuse of children and the violation of civil liberties.