The Wuhan virus has done immeasurable damage to the country.
Americans have grown sick and tired of the shelter in place orders that have driven people inside.
But the coronavirus lockdown is causing a huge problem nobody is talking about.
Nearly 70,000 Americans have died due to the coronavirus, and trillions of dollars have been lost from the economy.
Over 30 million people have filed for unemployment, and even more people who are out of work might not even qualify.
Democrat politicians who seem determined to stay locked down forever in order to accumulate more power are ignoring these economic realities, but American citizens are beginning to push back.
Local politicians who are exploiting the Wuhan virus have arbitrarily violated the rights of their constituents.
For example, in Los Angeles, one local business had to expend $20,000 in fees in order to remain open.
The business owner runs a smoke shop that also sells groceries and other items deemed essential.
But since the business is tobacco-centric, it was initially considered nonessential.
The business is located downtown, and services many homeless people.
A representative for the store said they’ve spent $20,000 in legal fees, and still have to appear for a court date.
Unfortunately, this situation is not unique.
Businesses all over the country have sued for their right to remain open.
It’s absurd that the government has the authority to arbitrarily deem some businesses essential, and others nonessential.
It’s possible for businesses to remain open and practice responsible social distancing, otherwise supermarkets and big-box stores would be shut down, too.
Also in California, churches are suing Governor Gavin Newsom for the right to stay open while adhering to responsible safety measures.
The Center for American Liberty—a California nonprofit that filed a suit on behalf of churches—said, “The state does not get to dictate the method of worship to the faithful…If a Californian is able to go to Costco or the local marijuana shop or liquor store and buy goods in a responsible, socially distanced manner, then he or she must be allowed to practice their faith using the same precautions.”
Some of the lockdown rules have become arbitrary and ridiculous.
The governor of Michigan forced businesses to shut down the gardening section of stores, which is inconvenient for anyone who wants to grow their own food in the midst of a pandemic where the food supply chain has been partly disrupted.
In Kentucky, people who go to church could have their license plates photographed, which could result in a fine and/or a citation.
Many of these Democrat-run states have gone too far.
Even in deep blue California, the citizens are getting fed up.
The unprecedented lockdown orders were considered necessary when nobody knew enough about the Wuhan virus.
But now that we know more and there are reasonable treatments to save lives, it’s time for Americans to get back to living their lives.