Is the New Mask Mandate From Gov. Abbott Unconstitutional?
Many people are saying the Constitution gives them the right not to wear a mask and Gov. Abbott's mask mandate is unconstitutional, but is that true?
According to NewsWest 9, constitutional lawyer Dan Barr says there is nothing in the Constitution to overturn a mask mandate by the governor.
"When people say they have the right to not wear a mask they may as well say they have a right to not wear clothes," Barr said.
Barr also states that businesses do have the right to enforce the policy, "It's strange when people say I have a constitutional right to not wear a mask while ignoring the rights of private property owners."
Gov. Abbott's mandate states that the first time anyone is caught out in public not wearing a mask they will be issued a warning, the second time will be a $250 fine.