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The Senate in the state of Arkansas have blocked the governor from placing another mask mandate, according to The Western Journal.

“The requirement of face coverings is no longer necessary to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Arkansas and is a burden on the public peace, health, and safety of the citizens of this state,” the bill declared.

To make sure a government-mandated mask edict can never be imposed again, the Senate voted 20-9 to ban all mandatory face-covering requirements, citing the undue burden they place on the public.

Republican Sen. Trent Garner said it was necessary to prevent government overreach on the civil liberties of Arkansas residents.

“What this bill does is make sure we don’t have that happen again, by executive order or by government fiat,” Garner said.

“The bill is pointless, except it would prohibit private businesses, schools and hospitals from requirements for face coverings,” Hutchinson said in a statement.

“This is not a good idea, and I would veto the bill in its current form.”

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The irony of this disingenuous performance theater is that while Democrats demand that Americans submit to mask mandates and get the coronavirus vaccine, they’re inviting armies of unmasked, unvaccinated illegal aliens to flood the country every day.

Some Democrats, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, are even demanding that taxpayers pay reparations to migrants who are openly defying U.S. sovereignty and breaking federal immigration laws to sneak into the country.