According to the latest news posted on gofundme by his wife Jessica Wallace, Caleb Wallace, San Angelo Freedom Defenders co-founder and West Texas Militia state coordinator Caleb Wallace, died of COVID-19 related causes.
Keller passed away peacefully. He will always live in our hearts ❤️ “the latest update of the reading activity, which aims to help the three children of Wallace and his wife, who are a full-time mother who is looking forward to their fourth child. September.
“As Calebs begins to arrive, this money will also be used to pay for his medical expenses,” says the updated campaign description. “He’s been in the hospital since July 30 and I know I have to do it for them too. Get ready. I must pray for the best and prepare for the worst.”
Although Wallace became a semi-regular feature in the local news through his conservatism and activism, his fight against COVID-19 has attracted national attention as his family’s fight was published in the San Angelo Standard Times on Sunday in August An article in which it aroused national attention. February 22, 2021.
He organized a “free assembly” in the summer of 2020 to protest against state and local requirements to wear masks, making him a prominent figure among those who opposed wearing masks in the community.
This opposition to coronavirus mitigation measures (such as wearing masks) led Wallace to create the San Angelo Liberty Guard with like-minded local Coco Simpson. Freedom defenders held local rallies, such as the San Angelo Freedom March in July 2020 and rallies in October 2020 to end the tyranny of COVID-19.
In an interview, Simpson spoke about Governor Greg Abbott’s July 2020 mask wear rule, saying, “You’re comforting the 1-2% of the loudest talking people and pulling the rest of us. On the part of back, if you want to use “
Wallace reportedly believes that licensing vaccines also constitutes a violation of people’s constitutional rights. In an article published in the New York Times on Friday, August 27, 2020, Wallace’s father demonstrated his son’s opposition to the vaccine and mask requirements. He said: “After observing all the efforts of the government here, he decided to do something about it.”
In the COVID-19 update released by San Angelo, Wallace said in conversation with local officials: “If I have the freedom to breathe outdoors or the freedom to breathe behind my back … I can’t tell the difference between the ones. two. “. November. February 13, 2020.
“My health has nothing to do with you. Although it sounds harsh, our fundamental constitutional rights will protect you. Nothing more,” Wallace said.
“If the result is so simple and I don’t care, I’m sorry. It’s very important to me. Freedom is more important to me than your personal health.”