Half Of All States Sue Biden Over Head Start Mask Mandate

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden puts on a face mask at a campaign event, on his first joint appearance with Vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris after being named his running mate, at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria â€(R)

The Biden Administration has mandated masks for Head Start students under the age of 5 years. Half of the United States have brought forth lawsuits. 

Among the states seeking change are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming and finally West Virginia.

The new mandate requires that all children above the age of two wear a mask while attending Head Start. Staff for these programs are required to be vaccinated before January ends. 

The rule relies on the idea that children two years of age are largely capable of wearing a mask during a full school day without having the urge to remove it. 

The states included in the lawsuit seek to halt the rule which they believe lays outside the administration’s authority to impose. 

“Our Nation’s children have faced enough setbacks and difficulties during the last two years; they cannot afford another government attack on their development,” said the Louisiana Attorney General who believes the mandate violates the 10th amendment of the United States Constitution. 

The 10th amendment reserved the right of states to create laws based on any issue not covered by the constitution. In the past, this rule has been largely ignored by the federal government but is still the law of the land. 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton gave comments with striking resemblance. “These unconstitutional mandates have no place in our country, and they are not welcomed here in Texas.”