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.

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