Social demonstrations against lockdowns in America continue to happen just about every day now. Each week, millions of new people lose their jobs. Temporary furloughs are also gradually becoming permanent as employers cannot afford to pay workers’ wages.
As all this goes on, Democrat governors and mayors continue to extend shutdowns and move the goalpost. When orders like safer-at-home and shelter-in-place first began, they were branded as tools to prevent the overwhelm of hospitals. In recent weeks, hospitals have become so underwhelmed that they’ve had to lay off nurses and other healthcare workers.
In spite of this, however, Democrats have moved the goalpost from not wanting to overwhelm hospitals to demanding that everything remains closed until a COVID-19 vaccine arrives. Due to this type of behavior from left-wing leaders, yet another protest against shutdowns occurred earlier today, this time in Pennsylvania.
What to Know About Today’s Reopen Pennsylvania Protest
At the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Pennsylvanians gathered to call for Gov. Tom Wolf (D) to end the state’s shutdown. Similarly to other demonstrations across the nation, protesters noted the dangers of forever keeping an entire state closed. Others spoke out against the actions of Gov. Wolf, likening his behavior to tyranny.
In the words of one Pennsylvania demonstrator:
“Telling people they can’t say goodbye to a loved one who is dying? That’s tyrannical. Telling me my job is not essential means activism is absolutely essential.”
Crowd was huge! Great turn out!! pic.twitter.com/QXn6Bgcgat
— Elizabeth Louise Faddis (@elfaddis) May 15, 2020
Others censured the Pennsylvania governor for responding to coronavirus in the manner that a socialist dictator would. At the protest, various state residents held American flags, Don’t Tread On Me flags, and stood side-by-side.
Today’s protest comes after President Trump encouraged the reopening of Pennsylvania earlier this week. Trump noted that not all areas in the state have experienced the same amount of COVID-19 infections. Like the president, many Americans also take issue with the one-size-fits-all approach that so many Democrat leaders are choosing to implement.
As Democrat governors like Tom Wolf and other continue to extend shelter-in-place directives, some individuals and businesses are reopening on their own volition. Moreover, sheriffs in various blue state counties are saying they won’t enforce governors’ lockdown orders.
Beaver county, PA plans to defy state orders and start to reopen. @DashaBurns has the story.
— NBC News NOW (@NBCNewsNow) May 15, 2020