Many of my Libertarian leaning, as well as some Trump following, neighbors are up in arms over Gov. Abbott’s day late and dollar short executive order issued July 2.

“Every person in Texas shall wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain 6 feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household,” the order states.

JC Dufresne is a liberal activist and current member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, representing Senate District 25.

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Good Lord, I never thought I would agree with Mr. Dufresne about anything, but here I am.....agreeing.

If the Governor has declared a health emergency and we have proof, which we do have, that wearing a mask markedly reduces the spread of the condition, then they should be worn at every location including voting / polling sites.

The only disagreement I do have with Mr. Dufresne is that the government should provide masks at the voting booth. If people can afford to get there and have the intelligence required to vote, they should provide their own personal protection. This is not, as the Democrats continue to imply or state as fact, ‘voter suppression’, this is a health requirement. If, Mr. Dufresne, you support the wearing of masks to go to HEB and Walmart, then you cannot delineate between the two.

Hey everyone, wear the dang mask and quit complaining about it. If it helps your neighbor, you should do it willingly without whining.

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