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Our governor, Ron DeSantis, has lifted all governmentally directed Corona-related restrictions, effective immediately.
This analysis in Forbes magazine is one of the fairest I could find, as a number of those appearing this morning are so full of snark and sniffery it is difficult to get through them. My, how they do hate our governor—they must see him as an existential threat on the order of President Trump, only more threatening at age 42 with a long and vigorous and energetic future before him.
By this most enlightened action, the most effective governor in the Union, bar none, has assured that petty little tyrants, like some City Councils of which we are aware, will no longer be able to impose their virtue-signaling edicts on their constituents, joining a number of other states of whom the “President” seems blissfully unaware (so what’s new?):
DeSantis follows other GOP governors and state legislatures that have taken similar action to curb local governments’ abilities to impose their own restrictions. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a law banning local mask mandates on Friday, though the law won’t take effect until early July, and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued an executive order last week that takes away local governments’ authority to issue mask mandates and requires local health departments to lift restrictions by the end of May. Kansas has also passed a law that empowers residents to file civil lawsuits against local governments over Covid-19 restrictions, which has led to many localities dropping their restrictions as a result, and Wyoming enacted a law limiting local orders to no more than 10 days despite the Republican governor calling the legislation “premature.” The restrictions on local orders come after many Republican governors have moved in recent months to completely lift statewide restrictions and mask mandates in response to falling cases and rising vaccinations, despite public health officials urging them not to do so.
Here in our newly adopted state of Florida, we have been enjoying so many freedoms for so long a period of time it is hard to imagine what citizens of some of those “Blue fiefdoms” must be going through in their masked, distanced, incarcerated lives.
And when we see the “President” as the only “Head of State” at an international conference — on Zoom, at that!— with a mask (maybe two?) on, it is, of course, painfully embarrassing, but much more important, it is incalculably dangerous when one imagines what Putin and Xi and the little Rocket Man must be thinking these days of the formerly proud and upright and powerful United States of America.
I saw a title recently which really puts all this in sad perspective: “What’s The Matter With Biden?”
Where to start?
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