By Neenah Payne
We were asked last March to self-quarantine for 15 days to “flatten the curve”. As that has stretched into a year-long devastating lockdown, there have been repeated attempts to re-open America.
Trump tried. Trump unveils ‘Opening Up America’ plan, aims for May 1 said “President Trump on Thursday announced new guidelines for reopening states as soon as May 1 now that the coronavirus appears to be peaking in the US, but he left the decision up to each state’s governor while recommending criteria that would have to be met for each to gradually reopen…“Based on the latest data, our team of experts agree we can start the next front in our war, which we are calling Opening Up America Again”.”
The Great Reopening on January 30! shows that even New York’s Governor Cuomo said it’s time to re-open. Meanwhile, people are not waiting for governments to end the lockdowns: ‘NO-MASK’ RESTAURANT REBELS AGAINST NEWSOM and Carlsbad, CA Says No More to Lockdowns. May It Be a National Model!
BOLD — Call For Businesses To Re-Open March 1! shows that Alfie Oakes, Founder & CEO of Oakes Farms in Florida, is leading the BOLD initiative that called on all businesses to re-open on March 1. Oakes explains that almost 3,000 businesses signed up and lawyers in various states are offering to do pro bono work. Oakes says this is the first step.
Oakes’ Seed To Table store is having a Freedom Rally on March 6 and a lot of people are coming, including some big names. His store has become a place for patriots. Oakes says, “We can make this happen. We can change the course of history!”
16 States Have Had Enough of COVID Restrictions!
The governors of Texas and Mississippi just declared their states will fully reopen – no masks mandates and no restrictions on businesses!
16 States Are Now Following The Science shows that Texas and Mississippi are not alone. It points out:
“It took an entire year, but lockdowns and mask mandates are officially incredibly unpopular with half of the country, to the point that governors are rapidly making sweeping changes to their year-long COVID-19 policies.
Jumping onto the coattails of pro-individual freedom leaders like governors Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) and Kristi Noem (R-SD), the governors of Mississippi and Texas decided Tuesday to announce an end to business restrictions and statewide mask mandates. Both Tate Reeves (R-MS) and Greg Abbott (R-TX), who had long taken a nanny state approach to the COVID-19 crisis, acted almost simultaneously to announce the end of statewide restrictions.”
“The centrally planned solutions to COVID-19 have failed spectacularly, and the American people have taken notice of this reality. Hundreds of millions have now been through a full year of government-imposed tyranny on both a federal and state level. Whether it was a travel ban, an endless series of lockdowns, mask mandates, countless emergency orders, business closures, and the like, not a single top-down order from the federal or state level did anything productive for the wellbeing of Americans.
None of it worked. All of it served as a net negative. The people have noticed. Now that their constituents have had enough, politicians on the Right are fast departing from the COVID tyranny, and attempting to secure what is left of their political aspirations. Abbott and Reeves are not the only GOP governors moving fast in ending the restrictions, several other governors have recently acted to roll them back. On February 12, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte lifted his statewide mask mandate.
On February 8, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds lifted Iowa’s statewide mask mandate along with several other restrictions. On February 22, North Dakota took it a step further. Its legislative body took the bold step in voting to make mask mandates illegal. As of March 2, there are now 16 states that no longer have statewide mask orders.
However, across the political divide, there remains no end in sight to the corona madness. Much of the Left continues to embrace and root on endless COVID-19 restrictions, and the hijacking of individual rights in the name of a virus. Governor Gavin Newsom of California took to Twitter in describing the end of restrictions as “absolutely reckless.”
It took long enough, but it’s now official: Governors who continue to impose lockdowns and mask mandates are fast becoming as popular as Red Sox fans in the Yankee Stadium bleachers, at least in half of the country. The internal polling is out, and the draconian restrictions are being abandoned in droves. History will not be kind to the remaining high-handed holdouts.”
We Have To Choose: Liberty or Lockdown?
Jeffrey A. Tucker, Editorial Director of the American Institute for Economic Research, is the author of Liberty or Lockdown.