Don't expect much to change locally after Election Day

One thing is certain no matter who wins on Election Day: Democrats are not going to give-up their power.

The coronavirus, the Trump resistance, and the appetite among many on the left for a totalitarian regime is emboldening them

Two examples, Illinois and Michigan.

In Illinois you cannot eat in a restaurant or get a drink in a bar, and all crowds are limited to just 25 people.

The state’s governor says the coronavirus is to blame. The numbers are spiking, but it’s not clear or even hinted that bars, restaurants, and high school football games are responsible for the spikes.

It doesn’t matter. The governor there has declared that the rules apply for everyone, everywhere. If business owners don’t agree they can lose their liquor or food license. They will essentially be shut down.

In Michigan the governor there is threatening jail time if businesses don’t spy on their guests. A piece at The Federalist has the details.

“The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is requiring restaurants, barbershops, tattoo parlors, recreational facilities, and entertainment establishments to record the names, contact information, and visit times of all customers to “aid with contact tracing.” Any establishment that does not comply is threatened with a maximum $200 fine, a misdemeanor charge punishable with up to six months in prison, and a $1,000 civil fine for violating the state’s emergency orders.”

But it doesn’t stop there.

“In addition to scaling back the number of people at gatherings at indoor venues from 500 to 50, the order also advised against shouting and screaming at events, claiming that cheering could spread the virus in the air 30 times more than speaking. The newly announced restrictions also emphasized and extended the use of face masks, including on children as young as 2 years old at daycare, school, or “similar indoor settings.”

Earlier in the year, Whitmer signed an executive order threatening a misdemeanor charge and $500 fine for anyone wouldn’t wear a face mask in public indoor and crowded outdoor spaces.”

Fines and jail time for not doing as you are told by the government. And for what purpose? So the government can then follow-up with people and enforce more punishments?

This is no longer about public health. Hand sanitizer and keeping grandma at home is the safest bet there. This is about power. Democrats love power. They love to have it, to use it, and to never give it up. They love having one ‘decided’ tell everyone else what to do.

No matter who wins today, that won’t change. Even though that is one of the things that must change.

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