The Only Relief from Lockdowns is to End Them

Why are we paying any attention to the rich, privileged dilettante who obviously failed his science classes?  Newsom sends his kids to school—yours must watch a ZOOM teacher pretending to educate.  Want to go to church—Newsom has closed them.  Want to work—Newsom has caused millions to be unemployed, while making the Hate America crowd from Hollywood is exempt from the rules.

“Every American needs to see Angela Marsden’s tearful video as she pours out her frustrations as a small restaurant owner in Los Angeles.  Forced to drastically curtail her business during California’s brutal shutdowns, she took out an $80,000 loan to meet all the expensive requirements to move her dining outside and salvage what was left of her life’s work.  Instead, authorities arbitrarily changed the rules, and shut her down again – a death sentence for her ten-year-old restaurant.   Yet the same authorities permitted a film production company to offer the very same outdoor dining across the very same parking lot the day she had to close her business.

“I’m losing everything,” she says through her tears, “Everything I own is being taken away from me.”

Even the Los Angeles Public Health Department has declared there is no nexus between the virus and eating at a restaurants. It is time to ask the Governor for the punchline and stop obeying the whims of this Hollywood slicky.

The Only Relief from Lockdowns is to End Them

The American people don’t need the governor’s empathy and they don’t need politicians’ handouts; they need their Bill of Rights back

By Congressman Tom McClintock, California Globe,  12/11/20 

Every American needs to see Angela Marsden’s tearful video as she pours out her frustrations as a small restaurant owner in Los Angeles.  Forced to drastically curtail her business during California’s brutal shutdowns, she took out an $80,000 loan to meet all the expensive requirements to move her dining outside and salvage what was left of her life’s work.  Instead, authorities arbitrarily changed the rules, and shut her down again – a death sentence for her ten-year-old restaurant.   Yet the same authorities permitted a film production company to offer the very same outdoor dining across the very same parking lot the day she had to close her business.

“I’m losing everything,” she says through her tears, “Everything I own is being taken away from me.”

In Staten Island, police hauled a restaurant owner away in handcuffs for desperately trying to re-open his establishment just across the tracks from other restaurants where dining was allowed under precisely the same conditions.

When asked to explain these capricious standards, California Gov. Gavin Newsom smarmed, “I’m deeply empathetic.”  That must be a load off their minds.

The Fifth Amendment in our Bill of Rights specifically protects Americans from being deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.  Where are those rights today?

Congress is now discussing how to provide relief for the thousands of small business owners, their employees, and the families that depend on them, who have been crushed by these reckless edicts.  As usual, politicians measure their empathy by how much they’re willing to spend of other people’s money.  But the fine point of the matter is this: government cannot support the economy for any significant time because government does not finance the economy.  The economy finances the government – and when you shut down the economy, you shut down the revenues that go to government.

The only genuine relief from the Covid lockdowns is to end the Covid lockdowns.  Why is that so hard for some people to understand?

By now, it should be obvious that the lockdowns have failed to contain this virus.  After nine months of this unprecedented experiment in social engineering, the virus continues to spread.  Common sense should tell us that the more infectious a virus and the deeper it has already penetrated into a population, the less effective mass isolation will be.

The plight of Angela Marsden and countless victims of these policies tell us clearly what we are very effectively accomplishing: we are destroying our society.  We have set in motion countless, avoidable deaths by suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, deferred health treatments and health screenings and poverty that will stalk us for many years to come.  We have cost our youth a year of their educations.  Nearly half of American retailers say they are now in imminent danger of permanently closing.  Forbes magazine reports (quote) “the number one worry on most small business owners’ minds now is the threat of more government mandated business closures.”  Eleven million Americans who had jobs in February don’t have them today.

Modern science and its many breakthroughs in immunology, epidemiology and virology has given us advanced treatments and vaccines unparalleled in human history.  But science is grotesquely incompetent to reorder human societies or to change the laws of human nature.  Nor does it give officials the omniscience to know what is best for every person in every circumstance.  Nor does it give them the right to wantonly destroy people’s lives and livelihoods.  After all, medicine’s most ancient command is “First, do no harm.”

We have arbitrarily and indiscriminately destroyed the life’s work and life’s dreams of millions of Americans like Angela Marsden.  We have made the most sacred right of Americans to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” into a hollow and bitter mockery.

The American people don’t need the governor’s empathy and they don’t need politicians’ handouts.  They need a government that protects their right to make a living and to lead their own lives according to their own best judgment.  They need their Bill of Rights back.  And above all, they need their freedom back.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. Otis Needleman says

    Not even the Nazis and Soviets at their worst treated their people the way Newsom deliberately and maliciously treats Californians. At least when the Nazis and the Soviet upper echelons broke their own rules, they did so circumspectly. Newsom does so blatantly and laughs about it. Anyone who still supports Newsom is an accomplice to his reign of evil. Here are your choices…recall this tyrant, move back to the USA, or stay on your knees.

    What is to be done?

  2. William Hicks says

    The primary reason to “pay attention” to them is the guv and his henchmen will fine and jail you if you don’t. Fear and intimidation is their tool.

  3. Totallyfedup says

    What we need to end is the position of gov nimrod in suckramento.
    He proves everyday that he is totally unfit for the job.
    He declares asinine rules then ignores them himself.
    He wants to ruin your life while giving special friends a pass on his inconvenience babbaling.
    NEWSOM HAS TO GO.
    SIGN THE RECALL PETITION NOW.

  4. The Bill Of Rights does not apply to 14th Amendment “Citizens “. Do some research and see how the people of this country have been ripped off by a corporation calling itself a government. Look up “person” in Blacks Law Dictionary. Research why your name is in all capitol letters on your Birth certificate. There are remedies but bitching and complaining obviously isn’t working.

  5. William Hicks says

    IF lockdowns and masks really worked, don’t you think we would have licked the virus by now?

  6. The best guess CV-19 vaccine covering 75% of the population is May of 2021.

    So what are the plans in locations where the vaccine coverage is greater?

    Newsom used unethical, and illegal executive orders to get shut downs. He also lied about allocation of tax dollars for failed rail, and bike plans.

    This corrupt guy has to go.

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