Newsom threatens to withhold funds from areas not complying with his orders
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has threatened to withhold up to $2.5 billion from local governments that fail to comply with his strict health orders on wearing masks, testing and other measures meant to slow the spread of a virus that according to the CDC has had an 8-week decline in the mortality rate.
”When people simply thumb their nose and do not come with a collaborative spirit … then by all means the state of California has a responsibility, an obligation — legally and otherwise — to enforce those laws and to utilize the tools that are afforded us,” -Newsom
What does that mean exactly? Who is going to legally enforce Newsom’s illegal orders? Many people in California including mayors, city councils, and sheriffs have already pointed out how there is no law requiring the criminal enforcement of these health orders. So is Newsom going to ask the state legislature to pass bills that will attempt to give his orders the force of law?
Oh did I mention the bulk of the funding that Newsom is threatening to withhold is coming from the Federal government? People in other states are funding this maniac and his power grab. His creepy obsession with forcing everyone to wear a mask just to prove that he can do it. Newsom wants to withhold Federal funds from California counties that need it to recover from his lockdowns, but the Trump administration can’t withhold federal funding over Newsom’s refusal to enforce federal immigration law?
What a seriously backwards world we live in these days. This has nothing to do with stopping the spread of the virus. According to every measure the death toll has dropped and many smaller areas in California still have little to no deaths related to covid.
Not everywhere in California is as big as Los Angeles or San Francisco, many small cities and towns only have a few thousand or a few hundred residents. They had little to no covid related deaths, but they have been devastated by Newsom’s egregious lockdown orders and health restrictions. These overbearing statewide health orders by our out of control governor are seen as a gross overreach by many.
It is not just Conservatives are upset at these orders. Business leaders from all over the state are finding it uncomfortable to have to comply with these orders. Wearing masks or even plastic face shields while you work a service job can be very distracting or even dangerous. Masks can be uncomfortable, annoying, distracting, and even unhealthy in some cases.
This is why the State’s own orders, if you read the fine print, do allow for a lot of flexibility and full ADA compliance. Newsom knows that his orders do not carry the force of law so he hired a bunch of celebrities and verified Liberals on Twitter to push his narrative and shame anyone who won’t wear a mask.
No business in California can legally enforce a mask order on people who claim to have a legitimate health reason for not wanting to wear one. That is established. It is possible that a store can try to enforce a trespassing order on you if they ask you to leave and you refuse, but if you have a health condition that would make wearing a mask an impediment to your health in any way you are not legally required to wear any mask. This is per the state’s own rules.
Newsom is trying to make us turn on each other by issuing these orders and then trying to conscript “influencers” and celebrities on social media to push the orders. He is aiming for people’s minds, he wants to brainwash them into wearing the masks with fear and propaganda. None of it is based in scientific fact.
If he told these people to walk around with blindfolds on they would actually do it. Newsom is hoping an army of Mask Karens will enforce his orders by shaming people because the cops aren’t going to be enforcing mask orders. The police may show up to enforce a trespassing order or to arbitrate the dispute, but definitely not solely to enforce an anti-mask order.
So someone didn’t put a piece of cloth over their mouth while going to grab a loaf of bread that is sealed in a plastic bag? You aren’t going to die over that… the hysteria, like the racism hysteria, and climate hysteria pushed by the Media is insane and it needs to stop.
How do you feel about Newsom’s mask orders and threats to withhold funding from anyone who defies his orders?
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