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Lines are between states that uphold the freedom of their citizens, and nanny state governments
This story has been brewing for several weeks. We saw a few weeks ago how Michigan's governor Whitmer imposed excessive and ludicrous guidelines on her citizens in the name of "keeping them safe" from the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. New York, California and New Jersey are among the nation's most restrictive and most irrationally-run states when it comes to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presently, this map shows the status of the American states in their opening process (or not) as of May 16, 2020 at 4:04 AM Greenwich Summer Time:

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Map of US showing states in opening process.
Now, as the US moves toward a resumption of normal life, these states are showing in sharper relief just how extreme their political leaderships are. It indeed seems fair to say that the following terms apply to the leadership styles of these states:
  • power-mad
  • despotic
  • anti-Christian
  • anti-liberty
  • anti-responsibility
  • irrational, neé crazy
These terms would normally be applied as rhetoric for political "discourse" such as it is in the United States these days, but here is a difference: these traits are manifested clearly every day in the so-afflicted places. We see evidence that supports every single term listed above.

Tucker Carlson gives us an excellent rundown:

As he notes near the end of the clip, Americans in these places are responding to these draconian measures and speaking out. For now, the Californians are pursuing legal resolution to the problem of being able to air their grievances in a petition. But if the authorities keep such a lockdown (now expected to continue until late July!!), the summer heat may just be fuel for a multi-million strong person pressure cooker, and COVID-19 will be replaced with a much more real problem.

There is only so much one can take.