WATCH: We The People

SAN ANGELO, TX -- Since the spike of COVID-19 cases in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott ordered the closing of bars across the state. A decision that the majority of business owners and patrons are against. 

Locally, citizens from San Angelo and throughout the Concho Valley gathered on the Tom Green Courthouse lawn on Saturday morning to protest the shutdown of Texas establishments.

Watch as protesters gathered to voice their concerns with local, state, and national government regarding the handling of COVID-19, the wearing of face masks, and the civil unrest in our society. 


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I am still waiting for one of you fanatics to show us the legal citation in the Constitution that says you have the right not to wear a mask. No where at all does it say that not wearing a mask is protected by the Constitution. Y'all are just mean spirited and have no regard for your fellow Americans. We ARE ALL guaranteed LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. None of which I can do if you inconsiderate, selfish morons don't act like real Americans who love one another and care for your neighbor. Nope, I'll be DEAD. And my right to LIFE trump's your claim you don't have to wear a mask.

Wear a mask! And since it's not really in the constitution in the way you claim, maybe you can at least be the Christians you probably all claim to be. Because I promise you, just like God promises "And the King will answer them, 'I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me."

Read the Constitution, be the Christian you claim to be and wear a mask! God keeps score...


God doesn't give bonus points for those who vote for a party that claims to help people, he does care that you affiliate yourself with those who seek to steal from other people, and that kill lives under the guise of "my body, my choice". That being said, we should all be wearing masks, but I won't stand behind it being mandatory. When the protests were alive and well no one considered the blatant lack of respect for human life concerning virus spread. There was no mandate for them. There was no halting of their operations. There will be no halting of lawful employed citizens operations either. That is all.

Not Prudent, Sun, 07/05/2020 - 21:08

Nobody’s rights end where your feelings begin cupcake. Those who choose not to wear a mask are free to do so just as you’re free to choose to wear one. That’s called Liberty.

You’ll note the rights afforded to all Americans that you quoted; life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, are only separated by a comma and not a semi-colon. Meaning they are equal and not separate. So your life has the same value as someone else’s liberty to wear (or not) a mask.


Did not attend but 100% support their sentiments. Unfortunately for those of us who believe we have lost our freedoms, the executive orders can continue indefinitely. So their concerns are well-grounded.
And the purpose of the Constitution is not to *give* rights but to secure them. Framers understood our rights to be God-given, sometimes referred to as natural rights; for that reason they are inalienable, that is our rights cannot be removed from us. The purpose of the US Constitution is to explain government's role and how the three branches are to function.
Being a Christian does not mean lock step obedience to laws. Sometimes man's laws conflict with God's laws. The apostles were ordered to stop preaching; they didn't. Better to obey God than man was their reason.
Hope detractors understand that ad hominum attacks are just that. They are attacks, not arguments. Do they know the difference?


Hope the San Angelo mayor and city council hears the message. Twelve Texas counties have elected to ignore Gov. Abbot's executive orders. Good for them. Executive orders do not have the force of law. However, they can continue indefinitely. Something to think about, since our rights, once lost, don't necessarily return soon. The order should have been given as a recommendation; instead there's now a $250 fine.

Re: face mask shaming. The negative rants are ad hominum attacks, not arguments. Do they know the difference? Wildly out of context uses of Biblical texts, hardly worth responding to. There is one relevant text, though, in Acts 5. The apostles were ordered by legal authorities to stop preaching; they didn't obey. There is Biblical precedent for civil disobedience when man's laws conflict with God's.
Re: the Constitution. The US Constitution does not *give* our rights; those rights are unalienable, God-given. The Constitution explains the role of the three branches of government and secures our God-given or natural rights. The Constitution constrains government so that it does not abuse its power, which is intentionally limited by the three branch system.
Re: insisting others wear face masks. Do you insist others wear face masks for your protection or just for the sake of conformity? If you honestly believe face masks are saving you from viral infection, why not just wear yours and let others who don't share your belief make their own decisions about their health. Why the insistence that everyone follow? Be content with your decision and leave others alone. Why is that hard to do?

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