‘Collective punishment’: California Gov. Newsom ignites volcanic backlash for ordering beaches closed

California beaches close governor Gavin Newsom
California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom wants to close down beaches and state parks. (screenshots)

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Governor Gavin Newsom ignited volcanic backlash for saying he wants to close California beaches and state parks after thousands of people flocked there last weekend during a heatwave.

Newsom tweeted that California must remain in lockdown in order to combat the coronavirus. California is currently in the midst of an indefinite lockdown because Gov. Newsom has not provided an end date to the house arrests.

Newsom tweeted: “CA is flattening the curve because folks are staying home. Practicing physical distancing. We aren’t out of the woods yet. We must continue to take this seriously and allow our re-opening to be guided by science and public health.”

As it is, many medical experts say there’s no scientific basis for these draconian, one-size-fits-all lockdowns.

California — which has a population of 40 million — has so far recorded 1,887 deaths attributed to COVID-19. Yet it is as restrictively locked down as New York State, the coronavirus epicenter. Does that make sense?

Governor Newsom said he wants to close all beaches and state parks after noting that people in Orange and Ventura Counties went there last weekend. He said that was an example of “what not to do” when fighting the coronavirus.

“Those images are an example of what not to see, what not to do, if we’re going to make the meaningful progress we’ve made the past couple of weeks,” Newsom said. “This virus doesn’t take the weekends off. This virus doesn’t go home because it’s a beautiful sunny day around our coasts.”

(Source: CBS 8 San Diego)

Studies suggest that the coronavirus gets weak/destroyed when exposed to heat, sunlight, and high humidity.

Gavin Newsom also said it could be weeks before he makes a significant modification to his executive order. Many on social media blasted him.

One America News anchor Liz Wheeler tweeted: “Newsom is insane. Closing down beaches?! People ARE distancing. It’s hot out (which kills virus). COVID doesn’t transmit outdoors. Young, healthy people aren’t at risk. We NEED sun & exercise. Newsom is awful.”

Former CIA officer Buck Sexton remarked: “Collective punishment is a favorite tactic of authoritarians throughout history. Do as they say, or else everyone suffers.”

California attorney Harmeet Dhillon said Newsom’s order violates civil liberties.

Dhillon tweeted: “This order is unconstitutional — Governor Newsom, it’s not your beach, and we are not your serfs! Time to take this state back through massive civil disobedience of unconstitutionally overbroad orders! No more!”

A California business owner pointed out that “Newsom released 7 serial sex offenders from prison today but will start throwing beach goers in jail.”

Billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk, who lives in California, also torched extended lockdowns as “fascist” and unconstitutional.

“To say that they CANNOT leave their house, and they will be arrested if they do — this is fascist!” Musk said. “This is not democratic. This is not freedom. Give people back their g**damn freedom.”

Even before the coronavirus outbreak, California’s waterways were contaminated with alarming levels of dangerous fecal bacteria thanks to the leftist state’s escalating homelessness crisis. Great job, Democrats!


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