Politicians want you to cancel your holiday plans and keep you from seeing your family and friends. But they aren’t following their own advice.
In a classic “do as I say, not as I do” powerplay, elected officials with the strictest laws in their home states have been caught gallivanting all around town with their buddies – maskless and all.
While small businesses and families are facing yet another economic blow for the sake of “safety,” politicians prove yet again they’re above the rules.
Governor Gavin Newsom of California has enacted arguably the strictest COVID-19 measures in the nation.
He’s limited outdoor gatherings in parks to no more than 3 families and said they couldn’t last for more than two hours and they have to be wearing masks!
Yet this same Governor was just busted dining at a French restaurant with a group of lobbyists and other high-profile folks.
And yep – you guessed it. None of them were wearing masks!
Of course, like a typical politician, only when he was caught did he “apologize.”
“I made a bad mistake,” Newsom said by way of apology on Monday. “I should have stood up and … drove back to my house. The spirit of what I’m preaching all the time was contradicted. I need to preach and practice, not just preach.”
Yeah, ya think?
Likewise, earlier this summer, Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia was caught without a mask and taking pictures with constituents at the beach…
…meanwhile it’s considered a Class 1 misdemeanor (up to $2,500 fine and/or a year in jail) to violate King Northam’s mask mandate.
So why do politicians grandstand and demand Americans follow the rules or face consequences, but refuse to follow their own mandates?
Because they love power and control.
And, because they can.
Instead of giving Americans personal freedom, they are utterly obsessed with controlling them.
It should show just how ridiculous their mandates actually are if the rule makers don’t even follow their own rules!
Recently, a group of California lawmakers decided it was “urgent” to book a “conference” at a luxury resort in Hawaii – even though Cali’s Governor told folks not to travel.
But instead of admitting they made a poor choice, these power-hungry politicians – including Assembly Republican Jordan Cunningham – were quick to defend their trip to paradise.
The New York Post reported:
“This event promotes intelligent public policy in our state,” said Cunningham (R-Templeton) in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “In fact, we are here discussing ways we can safely reopen our society and save our small businesses, workers, and kids.”
Give me a break.
Politicians are telling families they should host Christmas dinner over Zoom – but they’ll travel out of state and meet in person?
Meanwhile, earlier this year, Hawaii was quick to arrest a guy for surfing on the beach. By himself.
The message is clear: politicians issue orders and expect you to fall in line – but they’ll do as they wish.
And stay tuned folks. With Biden set to take office (as of now), we’re in for a long reign of “do as I say, not as I do.”
I don’t know about you… but I’m headed home for the holidays.
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