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(LifeSiteNews) — A federal appeals court upheld Texas’ ban on forced masking in schools, ending a lower court’s November injunction that had permitted the mandates.
In a 2-1 decision Monday, the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order banning mask mandates in the Lone Star State’s schools could once more go into effect.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott can maintain his ban on school mask mandates, a federal appeals court ruled https://t.co/MkqOP4StzX
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Abbott had issued an executive order last year “prohibiting governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from requiring or mandating mask wearing,” the governor’s office said in a press release.
The press release added that “[a]fter June 4 , no student, teacher, parent, or other staff member or visitor can be required to wear a mask while on campus.”
“We can continue to mitigate COVID-19 while defending Texans’ liberty to choose whether or not they mask up,” Gov. Abbott was quoted as saying.
Some school districts responded to the order by defiantly imposing mask mandates anyway, leading Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to file a bevy of lawsuits in a bid to force administrators to remove the illegal masking rules.
In November 2021, a federal judge issued an injunction against the governor’s order, thereby giving schools the green light to keep forcing kids to mask up at school.
The Monday decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rolls back the November injunction, once more blocking schools from imposing mask mandates.
Judge Andrew Oldham wrote in the majority opinion that “It is plainly within the State’s power to remove one possible accommodation from consideration, so long as other reasonable options remain.”
The WHO Pandemic Treaty looks set to be one of the biggest power-grabs in living memory, with unelected globalists seeking the power to declare pandemics, and then control your country's response.
But it's not too late to do something about it.
SIGN and SHARE this special petition telling Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that the WHO will never usurp your nation's sovereignty.
The past two years have been rife with infringements on personal liberties and civil rights by national governments, but now the World Health Organization is seeking to appropriate those same abusive powers to itself at a global level.
194 member states representing 99% of the world's population are expected to sign pandemic treaties with the WHO that would allow Tedros, or any future Director General, to dictate exactly how your nation would respond to a new disease outbreak which they consider a pandemic.
This attack on national sovereignty will come as no surprise to those who for years have listened to elites like Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates discussing their vision for the centralization of power into globalist organizations like the World Economic Forum (WEF), the WHO and the rest of the United Nations.
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Ludicrously, 20 world leaders calling for the treaty, including Tedros, Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron, compared the post-Covid world to the post-WWII period, saying similar co-operation is now needed to "dispel the temptations of isolationism and nationalism, and to address the challenges that could only be achieved together in the spirit of solidarity and co-operation - namely peace, prosperity, health and security."
Australian PM Scott Morrison is the latest leader to express support for a “pandemic treaty”.
The stated intention of the WHO is to “kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument under the Constitution of the World Health Organization to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.”
The wheels are already in motion, with the Biden administration officially proposing the initial steps towards handing global pandemic control to the WHO.
Biden's representatives have submitted amendments to the WHO's International Health Regulations (IHR), which would give the Director General the right to declare health emergencies in any nation, even when disputed by the country in question.
These amendments, which would be legally binding under international law, will be voted on by the World Health Assembly (the governing body of the WHO) at a special convention running from May 22-28 and set the stage for a fully-fledged pandemic treaty to be passed.
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The ball has been rolling since the last World Health Assembly meeting in December, where the United States launched negotiations "on a new international health instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response," a U.S. statement read.
"This momentous step represents our collective responsibility to work together to advance health security and to make the global health system stronger and more responsive.
"We look forward to broad and deep negotiations using a whole-of-society and whole-of-government approach that will strengthen the international legal framework for public health/pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response and enable us to address issues of equity, accountability, and multisectoral collaboration evident in the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We know it will take all of us working together across governments, private sector, philanthropy, academia, and civil society to make rapid progress towards a long-term solution for these complex problems," the U.S. statement added.
SIGN the petition today to show the WHO that you won't accept this attack on national sovereignty.
These are precarious times in which freedom and self-determination must be defended from those who would ride rough-shod over your civil rights.
We do not want to go back to global lockdowns, vaccine mandates and propoganda.
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For More Information:
Pandemic Treaty is a backdoor to global governance - LifeSiteNews
Dr. Robert Malone on the WHO's power-grab - LifeSiteNews
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Other options named by Oldham included plexiglass barriers (which may do more harm than good in preventing the spread of COVID), hand sanitizer, social distancing, and experimental, abortion-tainted COVID jabs.
Texas has already banned any entity from imposing COVID jab mandates through a series of executive orders.
Oldham was joined in his ruling by Judge Don Willett. Both Oldham and Willet were appointed by former President Donald Trump.