The pushback in Texas and elsewhere regarding the lifting of the mask mandate is heartening. Gov. Abbott reasons that the decision to wear or not wear will be left up to the wise and discerning citizens of the Lonestar State.
I’ve heard someone on the late night crew liken this to removing the stop signs or traffic signals at a busy intersection and leaving the navigation to wise and discerning motorists who will figure things out for themselves, one way or another.
This is really the whole past year in microcosm. There has always been someone who feels obligated to swim against the current for no other reason than they just don’t like being told what to do. And this sentiment is magnified in Texas, because, well… it’s Texas.