Clarence Thomas is the one justice on the Supreme Court conservatives can count on.
But every now and then he throws a curve ball.
And Clarence Thomas set up this huge fight with one surprising ruling.
One duty of a Supreme Court justice is they oversee a circuit court of appeals.
That is why a lawsuit over Joe Biden’s federal mask mandate for airline travelers ended up before Thomas.
Lucas Wall filed an emergency request to block the mask mandate after he was denied a flight home from Orlando because he did not wear a mask.
Wall claimed he was stranded at his mother’s house in Central Florida because of the mask mandate.
But Thomas rejected the request to block the burdensome and annoying mask mandate.
That set up a huge fight in Congress as Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced plans to institute legislation repealing the mask mandate on airplanes.
“The federal government forcing the American people to continue to wear masks despite the fact that we’ve already reached herd immunity is ridiculous and needs to end immediately,” Paul stated. “I am introducing the Travel Mask Mandate Repeal Act of 2021 to put a stop to this nanny state mandate of requiring masks on public transportation. In a free country people will evaluate their personal risk factors and are smart enough to ultimately make medical decisions like wearing a mask themselves.”
Like many of the so-called “public health” measures imposed by Joe Biden, this one follows no science and serves no purpose.
Americans can attend indoor concerts and sporting events with tens of thousands of people without having to wear a mask.
Joe Biden left the mask mandate in place on airplanes until September 13 despite the fact that back in May, the Centers for Disease Control changed its guidance to not recommending fully vaccinated Americans wear a mask.
The Centers for Disease Control also says that anyone vaccinated or recovered from COVID in the last three months should not need to show proof of a negative COVID test before boarding a plane.
Everyone on the plane is either vaccinated or tested negative for COVID.
There is simply no science behind Joe Biden leaving the airline mask mandate in place until mid-September.
Biden’s airline mask mandate is just “safety theater” where some businesses and institutions implement pointless COVID “precautions” to just give off the appearance of taking the virus seriously.
But with vaccines readily available and a significant portion of the population possessing robust natural immunity from having already recovered from the virus, the days of safety theater should end.
Senator Rand Paul hopes to accomplish just that with his legislation.
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