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I wrote a piece for National Review on New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s hypocritical application of his stay-at-home order here in the “Live Free or Die” state:
Last Friday, Sununu extended his stay-at-home order for a third time, guaranteeing more people will lose their jobs. He also threatened legal action against Riverside Speedway and Adventure Park in Groveton, N.H., forcing the track to remain closed. His stay-at-home order carries a potential $20,000 fine for businesses that defy him and possible arrest and criminal prosecution for anyone else failing to follow the various micromanaged edicts he has issued. (You can use equipment at the gym if you pay for a personal trainer to follow you around, but not on your own. Out-of-staters must quarantine for 14 days before staying in a hotel. Hair-cutting is OK, but dye jobs are not. Golf-course employees must wear masks at all times even when eating lunch alone in a break room. Etc.)
Then on Saturday, he tweeted: “I called the organizers ahead of the #GeorgeFloyd March in Manchester to let them know the State of NH stands with them in their calls for justice.”
Please read the whole piece and then come back here and tell me what you think.
The piece was settled for publication last night as Black Lives Matter marchers took to the street in Manchester, NH, for a third rally in the state this week, so it’s missing some key information. Unlike the previous two rallies I mentioned at Nation Review, this one was less peaceful.
Marchers set off fireworks aimed at passing cars and threw items at police vehicles. Manchester Police Department’s Twitter account announced shortly before midnight that some arrests had been made. Videos posted to Twitter showed local businesses, including Murphy’s Taproom, Chipotle, and MattressFirm, being guarded by armed citizens to prevent looting.
MANCHESTER, NH. The local Militia stands guard at a shopping mall to prevent looting while police are otherwise occupied.
I think we can all agree that the disarmament ninnies can take the next generation off as all their arguments just went out the Overton Window. pic.twitter.com/Mf2yhoJ3HY
— Bill McGonigle (@bill_mcgonigle) June 3, 2020