NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio (D) has threatened to fence off the beaches if people don’t exercise social distancing. We thought the Democrats were against walls? Just goes to show that if they didn’t have double standards they would have no standards at all. Recall the mayor’s “dob in your neighbour” hotline which had to be closed after residents spammed it.
Although De Blasio has nothing on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) who has threatened to cut off the water and electricity of businesses which don’t comply with lockdown laws!
We wrote yesterday about what was going on in the state of Oregon where child protective services were sent to the home of a hair salon owner in violation of operating despite the lockdown laws.
We are not quite sure how much longer Americans are prepared to tolerate this dystopian nightmare. We can’t believe that a country that is founded on “freedom” can endure months of being fenced off, forced to wear masks in public, have utilities suspended or be paid unexpected visits by child protective services to force compliance of draconian laws will wash well over time.
We are putting together a piece on “Am I a Despot or Not?” which looks at each state in isolation and whether governors are a little too exuberant in their use of powers given the relative statistics surrounding coronavirus. The data collection so far has some definite strong candidates for our newly created Enver Hoxha Award. You may be surprised at some of the results which show partisan lines sometimes cross.