We have a problem in Texas, business owners and millions of workers have lost their jobs due to GOVERNMENT COVID RESTRICTIONS. THIS NEEDS TO END!!! We want businesses to be able to reopen and for Churches to be exempt from all local and state COVID-19 restrictions. The First Amendment states here "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." This goes to show that the government, local or federal does not have the authority to shut down or restrict a Church or gathering place ("peaceably assemble") for any reason including health reasons. As much as this may be unpopular to say we also have the right to petition the government that our first amendment right is being infringed on even though many would say if it's for a health reason, it’s ok. This petition mainly focuses on the right to not have to wear a mask and be able to keep businesses open and free. As we have learned from recent data, some of the COVID-19 Cases are inflated. One of those reasons is that if you die with COVID but not of COVID your case is still counted as a COVID death even though it is not what killed you. What this petition seeks to do is limit government overreach and restore our freedoms so that the government no longer will be able to choose if I eat at a restaurant or attend a church service but rather, I can make my own decision. Also, as much as masks may help stop the spread of COVID-19 it has been found that it can also drastically lower your oxygen levels if worn for too long. Many people have a difference of opinion on masks but shouldn't they be able to make that choice for themselves and not the government?
What we are calling for is an abolishment of the following restrictions on:
-All gatherings or events (currently limited to 100 people) whether indoor or outdoor.
-Social gatherings, including family gatherings, (currently limited to 10 people)
We also are demanding to be able to enter any business place and not have to wear a mask unless the business requires the masks to be worn.
What we want:
-Remove restrictions from businesses by allowing them to reopen at 75% Capacity and from there continue to reopen Texas businesses and stores so that customers who would like to shop can do so. However, people who do not want to shop or leave their homes are in no way compelled to do so (they already have the freedom to stay home if they would like). As the following article show, there can be unintended consequences to lock downs -Remove mandates requiring Texas residents to wear masks and let them choose if they will wear a mask into any facility or place unless the facility or place requires the wearing of a mask.
-Allow gatherings of as many as 75% capacities for stores and business places and 100% for churches.
-Remove restrictions on outdoor gatherings, allowing as many as would like to attend
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