Today I want to thank our governor for finally compelling Texans to wear a mask. The resistance to this very simple, yet profoundly beneficial, measure has been deadly and it’s address looooooong overdue.
When I was a kid, Texans (and really Americans in general) were only too happy to look out for one another. To care about our neighbors. We waved at each other (and at strangers) as we drove down the highway. We stopped and got out of the car as a funeral procession passed. We didn’t lock our doors when we left home or even for the night, and we welcomed guests we didn’t even know.
And it used to be called “Texas Friendly.”
Now you have to impose a fine to get the simplest charity out of people. That is shocking. But this is where we are at.
You know? I never have been in favor of murder/suicide. And I would always seek to talk such a person down. But if they at least would do the suicide first, then maybe at least half or more of the tragedy could be averted… huh?
And these days a cough can be deadly.
I have friends and family that I love and respect who just think it is the end of the world to put on a mask. They think our world is coming to some end. But every doctor and nurse I know have a unanimous opinion that this simple measure saves lives!
I guess we have a $200 fine now to consider in the mix. If you won’t do it for the love of neighbor as your self, then do it for Mammon, because we have a murder/suicide tax now to pay if you don’t.
So, thanx TEXAS! Thanx Gov. Abbott. Thanx for putting human life above your re-election plans. It means a lot to me. And I am really sad it takes governmental muscle to get us here, but I sure hope to benefit from it.
And God bless Texas!