Freedom knows no bounds. Liberty itself, being free, is something that you yourself possess and exercise, sometimes even when such demonstrations could land you in trouble with the government.
But, those who’ve been paying attention to US history will recognize that getting into trouble with the government is as American as apple pie. Heck, it’s so inherently patriotic to dissent against our rulers that even Californians are doing it.
A protest of more than 200 demonstrators broke out in Southern California on Friday against the state’s stay-at-home-orders in reaction to the coronavirus outbreak, according to reports.
The action in Huntington Beach, south of Los Angeles, was similar to others staged this week in Michigan, Ohio and other locations as Americans seek a return to a more normal life after more than a month of mitigation measures intended to slow the spread of the virus, also known as COVID-19.
As in the other locations, demonstrators in Huntington Beach alleged that state-government-imposed restrictions, intended as safeguards, were becoming an infringement on their personal freedoms.
Placards held by protesters Friday held messages such as “Defy Fascist Lockdown,” “Stop the Tyranny, Open California,” and “We Deem Our Governor Non Essential.”
California is normally a place that turns to their government for everything, and the state’s wild overregulation had previously set them up to be the butt of a great many joke. To see them rise up like this against their governor is simply stunning.
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