The Democrats have become tyrants taking away insane amounts of liberty.
The regulations they’re imposing don’t even make sense.
Now Joe Biden just got some really bad news about this potential vice president.
There are certain freedoms that the government of America can limit during an epidemic.
Limiting mass gatherings and travel are necessary to limit the spread of the Chinese coronavirus and make sure the healthcare system doesn’t get overwhelmed.
But sensible precautions aren’t enough for Democrats who have been trying to take away constitutional rights for years.
One Democratic governor has been particularly bad.
She’s been so bad that 200,000 people in her state have signed a petition asking for her to be removed because of her coronavirus response.
This is Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer.
She has banned gatherings of any size and banned Michigan residents from traveling between houses if they own more than one.
Not only that, she’s banned the sale of seeds or plants.
According to The Daily Wire:
One part of Whitmer’s order bans the sale of seeds and plants, which is drawing fire from greenhouse and nursery owners. Retail garden centers have been ordered to close.
Callie Gafner told Michigan Radio that “banning fruit and vegetable plants does not help limit the spread of COVID-19.”
“If you’re growing them yourself, you’re reducing the contact between people because you’re not going anywhere. You’re going out in your own garden and picking them up rather than going into the store and coming into contact with how many people?” Gafner said to the National Public Radio outlet.
“[I] just want us to be able to do curbside pickup and help our local customers to be able to do their own gardening and put the money back in the local economy,” Gafner said.
Michigan’s Republican Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield said that Whitmer was making the “wrong call” and is “bad for Michigan families.”
“Instead of essential vs non-essential, we should think safe vs unsafe,” Chatfield wrote on Twitter. “In Michigan, these are currently not allowed: — Lawn care — Construction — Buying home improvement materials — Buying seeds & plants — Fishing if a motor is used (Just to name a few. All these are safe. But the Governor says no. We can ensure safety & be reasonable. Let’s do both.”
Chatfield went on to point out how ridiculous Whitmer’s classifications are of what is essential or non-essential. “Essential in Michigan: -Marijuana, lottery & alcohol,” he said. “Let’s be safe & reasonable. Right now, we’re not!”
Studies show that people are healthier when they get outside. Banning the sale of plants is just dumb.
If people grow their own food, it will save those trips to the store and with the massive amounts of unemployment, many families are facing food insecurity and she’s driving nurseries out of business.
Fresh air and exercise help promote good health.
Planting a garden is a great thing to be doing at the moment.
Gretchen Whitmer needs to stop shutting everything down that she feels isn’t essential, she should limit herself to closing down areas of high risk.