COVID-19 infections are on the rise and politicians are responding in the most psychologically, emotionally, physically, and economically damaging way possible: curfews, lockdowns, and offers to pay you with YOUR money (that you’re no longer earning) to stay home and not work! Seriously.
Intellectual giant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday that “to get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home.”
To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 19, 2020
Yes, AOC is against “kids in cages,” but she’s all about putting the entire country on house arrest.
Meanwhile, multiple U.S. states and cities are closing “nonessential” businesses, limiting public and private gatherings, and imposing curfews and mask mandates.
Oregon Democrat Gov. Kate Brown announced a “two-week” freeze Friday on most activities and nonessential businesses across the state. No word on whether the restrictions will apply to looting and rioting.
In California, greasy Governor Gavin Newsom announced stay-at-home orders and overnight curfews for nonessential work between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims, however, said she wouldn’t enforce Newsom’s order.
“We’ve got a lot of things to do, including taking guns away from gang members, stopping narcotic trafficking, and saving children from internet predators,” Mims said during a video briefing Thursday afternoon.
“We’re not gonna make criminals of normally law-abiding citizens.”
Here in Indiana, the State Department of Health updated its color-coded map that determines which restrictions each of our state’s counties face.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions for each color:
In orange counties:
- Attendance at winter indoor K-12 extracurricular and co-curricular events is limited to 25% capacity.
- Capacity in common areas and break rooms should be reduced.
- Community recreational sports leagues and tournaments may continue with attendance limited to participants, required personnel, and parents/guardians.
- Social gatherings of any kind, inside or outside, are limited to 50 people.
- Special, seasonal or commercial events planned for more than 50 people require the approval of a safety plan by the local health department.
In red counties:
- Attendance at winter indoor K-12 extracurricular and co-curricular activities, including IHSAA sports, is limited to participants, support personnel and parents/guardians.
- Local officials should consider limiting hours for the operation of bars, nightclubs and restaurants.
- Community recreational sports leagues and tournaments may continue with participants, required personnel and parents/guardians only.
- Senior care activities are suspended.
- Hospitals, long-term care facilities and other congregate settings may impose visitation limits.
- Common areas and break rooms should be closed.