‘Grinch’ Newsom Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom may become “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” as he has imposed a new statewide indoor mask mandate through Jan. 15, just in time for the holidays. The mask rule applies regardless of vaccine status.
The new requirement also recommends travelers returning to the state take a COVID-19 test within five days of return.
The state joins New York, another authoritarian state, in forcing new indoor masking over concerns of the weaker and milder Omicron variant. The variant has reportedly led to only one death, reported this week in the United Kingdom.
That last minute Christmas gift or food shopping will now require a mask even if you have been vaccinated and have received a booster shot. The two weeks to stop the spread is now nearly two years later still leading to unprecedented government overreach.
It almost seems like California, New York and other deep blue states want to make life so miserable that even reliable liberal voters will move to freedom-loving states like Florida or Texas. Is this some kind of insane strategy to fill conservative states with more Democrat voters?
We’ve already seen the horror of Democrats policies. They’ve opened our borders to let in nearly 2 million non-citizens with plans toward citizenship. They’ve passed massive spending bills that are driving up inflation to the highest rate American’s have seen in over 40 years. But hopefully those leaving Newsom’s Whoville will remember not to vote for the policies that are caused them to flee.
Meanwhile, in other Republican-led states, you can often rarely find a mask in sight. It’s not about a lack of concern regarding public health or safety. It’s about freedom. California remains the state with the highest per capita case rate despite its Draconian measures. It makes you wonder if it would be any different if there were no restrictions at all.
But Newsom’s post-recall vote has led to many severe changes. Children are being required to vaccinate, despite parent concerns. Vaccine mandates are widespread among numerous segments of workers.
Sadly, this state is the model many Democrats in Washington are seeking to implement nationwide. Instead of “Make America Great Again” it’s “Make America California.” If so, God help us all. 2020 was the first year in California’s history that the state’s population declined. More people left the state than moved into the state. That’s saying something considering its reputation as one of the most beautiful places in the country.
The term “California refugees” has even become a trendy term for those departing the Golden State for greater freedom and a better standard of living. It’s no surprise for those watching closely. California’s leaders have pushed crippling policies on its people, leading to massive taxes and regulations, while fostering high levels of unemployment, homelessness and illegal immigration.
The California dream is increasingly the California nightmare. People no longer want to live under rules to takes shot and wear masks against their will. Instead, the state should take some tips from the states that are growing economically and numerically, with red states like Texas, Florida, Idaho and others leading the way.