Lansing, M.I. – On a recent episode of Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show, Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer suggested she may extend the stay orders. Not because of a rise in cases of coronavirus, but simply because there were protests. Michigan is just one of the many states who have had multiple protests in recent weeks.
She had initially said she was planning to reopen party sof the economy on May 1. She called the protests irresponsible and said this was the type of action that might cause them to extend the orders. As covered before, these orders are most likely unconstitutional.
Gov. Whitmer was not the only one who has an opinion of the protesters. In a recent taping of her television show The View’, Behar suggests that anyone who is protesting is a terrorist. She said she feels for millions of Americans, but that these Americans need to understand they can infect others.
So apparently if you value your freedom and independence, you are a terrorist. While I do not agree with everything that happens on the left, practicing your right to protest is far from being a terrorist. The protests were generally peaceful and did not disrupt any day to day activities.
President Trump spoke out in support of those who were protesting. He was not the only one. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee also spoke out. He suggests that people want to know why, not just the what behind the restrictions.
Tensions are high across the country as millions of Americans are out of work. Protests in many states have happened with more planned throughout the week. Over the weekend, some protests for opening the economy were met with counter protests by healthcare workers.
Other attempts to organize have been thwarted. RedState is reporting that Facebook has taken action against several groups planning activities opposing restrictions. This would not be the first time that the social media giant has taken part in silencing opposing viewpoints.
As people are suffering, Congress has yet to pass additional coronavirus relief. While there are reports that a deal is near, Americans everywhere are still searching for answers as to what is going to happen. Not all Americans can sit in a cushy million dollar home eating luxury ice cream like some members of Congress.
Some Democrats are not so happy about the nearing deal. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, NY) suggests that there is a need to play hard ball. She is calling for rolling out expanded healthcare coverage and additional increased payments to homes. It should not be surprising as this is all part of her socialist ideals.
In the end, the situation in America cannot be accepted as the new normal. While I understand that it may take some time, we cannot simply say this is a new normal. There’s nothing normal or American about this. We pride ourselves on being the land of the free.
This means that you can freely go as you wish. Not checking for the latest restrictions before you attend church. There must be safe measures and a calculated opening to our economy. We must start working towards getting back to normal.
The federal government has outlined plans and a bipartisan group of representatives have laid out measures to help return to normal as of Monday morning. The plan contains many measures and references sufficient testing as well. At least there is some work towards reopening.
Americans are demanding answers and demanding progress. This is what these protests signify. People want answers, more than simply “stay at home while we crash the economy.” That doesn’t look like a very good answer to most people.
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