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WASHINGTON, March 4, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In response the governors of Texas and Mississippi re-opening the state and ending mask mandates, President Joe Biden called them “Neanderthals” and accused them of not following “the science.”

On Tuesday, March 2, Texas and Mississippi became the latest states to re-open after COVID-related restrictions, with almost simultaneous announcements from the state governors. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared that “Texas is OPEN 100%,” and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves wrote similarly that “we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will be able to operate at full capacity without any state-imposed rules.”

Biden slammed the two governors, suggesting they were making a “big mistake.”

“Look, I hope everybody’s realized by now these masks make a difference,” he claimed. “We are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease because of the way in which we’re able to get vaccines in people’s arms. We’ve been able to move that all the way up to the end of May to have enough for every American, to get every adult American to get a shot.”

Biden then used the word “Neanderthals” to describe the governors: “The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask.”

Biden referred to the need to follow the science, and promoted the experimental vaccines as the way to protect people from infection and death. “We have the vaccine to do it … we’re going to take time. And it’s critical, critical, critical, critical that they follow the science. Wash your hands, hot water, do it frequently. Wear a mask and stay socially distanced. And I know you all know that; I wish the heck some of our elected officials knew it.”

Reeves retaliated, saying that “Mississippians don’t need handlers. As numbers drop, they can assess their choices and listen to experts. I guess I just think we should trust Americans, not insult them.”

Abbott similarly called out the Biden regime for duplicity in standards with regard to COVID-19. “The Biden Administration is recklessly releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants who have COVID into Texas communities. The Biden Admin. must IMMEDIATELY end this callous act that exposes Texans & Americans to COVID.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) also noted the irony between Biden’s insult and his previous call for unity, and posted an image of a Neanderthal with the caption, “Uniter-in-chief.”

Abbott and Reeves are by no means alone in lifting COVID restrictions and subsequently earning the moniker of “Neanderthals” from the White House. Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa recently lifted the state’s mask mandate and limit on gatherings, urging personal responsibility instead.

Going further than this, North Dakota’s House of Representatives even passed a bill which would outlaw any future mask mandates, with its sponsor, Rep. Jeff Hoverson, calling such mandates “diabolical silliness.”

Including Texas, which will end the mask mandate on March 10, a total of 16 states are now without any such mandates, although certain cities within them may require mask wearing, nonetheless.

In fact, Biden’s insult may prove be unjustified even further, since in re-opening Texas, Abbott did not declare COVID to be non-existent, but announced that the state “has the tools to protect Texans from the virus.”

“Today’s announcement does not abandon safe practices that Texans have mastered over the past year,” Abbott said.

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PETITION UPDATE (8/27/2020)

Thank you for continuing to SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks policymakers at all levels of government to reverse mandatory mask orders within their borders.

Facebook has restored the share link for this petition, saying that the decision to block it was a 'mistake...'

Please share with your Facebook friends, but we should all take heed of this warning: when an organization or individuals have to beg, plead and cajole just to express objective truths, it may be time to start looking for other social networking platforms.

Facebook needs to treat its users with respect, no matter their political persuasion. Moreover, Facebook needs to treat objective reality and facts with more respect.

One-size-fits-all oppressive government mask mandates must stop!

Healthy adults and children should not be forced - by the state - to wear masks when the risk of infection is low and the benefit of wearing a mask is highly questionable.

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PETITION UPDATE (8/25/2020)

Facebook is actively censoring this petition, saying that some people find it 'abusive.'

How anyone could find alternate facts about oppressive mask mandates 'abusive' is incredible...that is, impossible to believe.

This is exactly the kind of censorship which Big Tech is getting a bad reputation for.

The fact that Facebook calls differing opinion and objective reality "abusive" says a lot about Facebook and their agenda to silence reason and logic, not just conservatives and Christians.

But, people are more intelligent than Facebook give them credit for.

And, the more this continues, the more reasonable people will look alternate platforms to share their thoughts and connect with their friends and family. The more that happens, the less revenue Facebook will generate.

All of us have a decision to make, and the time is coming where we might have to tell our Facebook friends that we are moving to another platform.

We are encouraging people to continue SIGNING this petition and SHARING it via other platforms such as Parler and Gab, and to share the link below with your family and friends on Whatsapp, Telegram, Threema and Signal.

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One-size-fits-all oppressive government mask mandates must stop!

Healthy adults and children should not be forced - by the state - to wear masks when the risk of infection is low and the benefit of wearing a mask is highly questionable.

Please SIGN this petition which asks policymakers at all levels of government to reverse mandatory mask mandates within their borders

Public health policies should be based on science and logic, not on the type of political posturing and virtue-signaling which led Joe Biden to recently call for a national mask mandate.

And, public health policies certainly shouldn't lead to a situation where more people could become sick.

But, that is exactly what these mandatory mask mandates are doing.

Here are four inconvenient facts about masks:

1) Masks** are largely ineffective at stopping the transmission of viruses.

The vast majority of masks worn by the public are made from material which cannot filter-out viruses because virus particles are too small to catch or obstruct.  Wearing cloth masks to stop a virus is like putting a bee in a bird cage to keep it from flying away.

Wearing a mask for long periods of time ensures that the wearer has a warm and moist receptacle around his or her mouth, on which viruses and bacteria can land and accumulate.

Thus, masks are actually likely to have little effect in stopping the spread of COVID-19 acting as a barrier, but could actually make things worse acting as a receptacle.

2) Mandates which call for masks to be worn outdoors are both absurd and oppressive.

3) There are clearly documented hazards of wearing masks for long periods of time.

4) And, since school is on everyone's mind...

Notwithstanding the above information on the ineffectiveness of most masks against viruses, we don't know if asymptomatic children can even transmit the virus.

But, it was a reported in an article in the July 21, 2020 Uk Times that: "There has been no recorded case of a teacher catching the coronavirus from a pupil anywhere in the world, according to one of the UK government's leading scientific advisers."

And, we also know that children are extremely unlikely to get seriously ill or die from COVID infections. In any case, children cannot possibly be expected to wear a mask properly in a way that would cut transmission.

There are still a lot of unknowns about COVID-19, but we have grown in our understanding of this disease since the beginning of the crisis.

The knowledge we have gained should allow government and health authorities to make more nuanced policies than the current one-size-fits-all mask mandates.

Where are the legislative hearings in county commissions, and state, provincial or federal legislatures before these drastic actions are mandated? Where are the open and transparent debates among experts that provide our representatives with the necessary information to make good policy decisions?

The real pandemic is the panic and the resulting tyranny that is being caused by dictatorial governors, corporate media and the monopolistic Big Tech.

The truth is that COVID-19 is like a bad cold for most people; this is not ebola or the plague.

Of course, the very elderly and those with serious health conditions should take precautions or be quarantined, but the rest of society should begin the long process of returning to normality.

The frenzy to force everyone to wear a mask, at all times, has gone beyond all comprehension, and goes against science and logic.

Please SIGN this petition which asks policymakers at all levels of government to reverse any mandatory mask order within the borders of their county, state, province, or country.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Explosion in mandatory masking isn’t driven by science, but fear', PART I - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/explosion-in-mandatory-masking-isnt-driven-by-science-but-fear

'Explosion in mandatory masking isn’t driven by science, but fear', PART II - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/explosion-in-mandatory-masking-isnt-driven-by-science-but-fear-part-ii

OSHA Document on Surgical Masks and Respirators stating that surgical masks do NOT prevent airborne particles (e.g. viruses) from being inhaled - https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3219.pdf

'PETER HITCHENS: Face masks turn us into voiceless submissives - and it’s not science forcing us to wear them, it’s politics' - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-8537489/PETER-HITCHENS-Face-masks-turn-voiceless-submissives.html

**Here, we are referring to the masks worn by the vast majority of the public, not to specialist masks or respirator-type masks.

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Nevertheless, it is unclear to what “science” Biden is referring. The “science” has fluctuated on the usefulness of masks over the past year. In a March 2020 video, Dr. Anthony Fauci declared there was “no reason to be walking around with a mask” since “it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is.”

He noted the “unintended consequences,” when “people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face,” something which Biden did four times in the 89 second clip in which he attacked Abbott and Reeves, and urged people to wash their hands.

Just recently, however, Fauci proposed that people wear two masks, even after having received the experimental vaccine, saying that the practice would be “probably more effective to stop the spread of coronavirus.” Biden himself signed a 100-day mask mandate upon taking office, calling it the “easiest thing” in reducing the spread of infection.

Despite Fauci and Biden’s devotion to mask wearing, growing evidence is ridiculing the idea that masks prevent infection, warning even of possible dangers from covering one’s face. America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) described how “masks are completely irrelevant to blocking the SARS-CoV-2 virus.” Dr. Simone Gold of AFLDS pointed out that prior to the politicized promotion in the spring of 2020, it was completely accepted that masks could not stop a virus, since a “virus is 1/1000 the size of a hair.”

Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that a mask would not guarantee freedom from infection if one was in close proximity with an infected individual for over 15 minutes.

At LifeSite’s recent COVID-19 conference, a panel of doctors commented on how masks not only didn’t work, but actually posed a danger to those who wear them. They pointed to unusually large numbers of current bacterial respiratory infections, and described mask mandates as a “clinical trial.”

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