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California city declares itself ‘sanctuary city’ from State stay-at-home order

May 17, 2020

  When the COVID-19 crisis first hit the scene various States began locking down their citizens with 14 day stay-at-home orders, eventually the orders were expanded several times and in most places they are still in effect today–two months later.

  People were willing to give up their rights for 14 days because we were told there was a 14 incubation period and all would be well after that, but then the goal posts moved and we had to stay at home until the curve was flattened, and on and on we go. But now the nicer weather is getting here and people are finally getting upset that they still have no freedom. (I also like to think they are a little embarrassed at having been so willing to give up their freedom so easily.)

  The tables began turning a couple of weeks ago with some isolated protests but the momentum has been growing and we are seeing reports of people flocking to the beaches and to bars in New York and now a city in California has declared itself a “sanctuary city” for refugees of the State stay-at-home order. Here is more:

The rural Central Valley city of Atwater has declared itself a “sanctuary city” for businesses and churches that want to reopen in defiance of the California shelter-in-place policy aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

The City Council heard from a parade of business owners, pastors and residents on Friday who described pandemic-related hardships. Many insisted they could be responsible and keep the community safe by following safe practices like wearing face masks and keeping social distance.

“If they don’t open up, they’re going to be in a really bad state, and we’re going to have bankruptcies and foreclosures and we’re just going to have families that are decimated financially,” said Chamber of Commerce President Don Borgwardt

Like many rural areas, however, Atwater — which has nearly 30,000 residents — is frustrated with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s phased reopening schedule, with the job losses that have accompanied the weeks of closures of nonessential businesses. Council members applauded those who pressed for reopening, and without discussion voted unanimously to approve the resolution “affirming the city’s commitment to fundamental constitutional rights and declaring the city of Atwater a sanctuary city for all businesses.” Council members said the measure also pplied to churches.

  You will notice they will still be following all the social conditioning guidelines  but it is going to be interesting to see how Gavin Newsom responds to this, it could get very ugly real quickly.

  The news coming out of two of the liberal bastions in the nation–New York and California–is a good sign for all freedom loving Americans who have been worried about the authoritarian orders and how willing the people were to lie supinely on their backs and take it.

  These totalitarian governors were testing the limits to see how far they could push the people before they began to fight back and it looks like we might be reaching the breaking point, it is two months later than it should have been but maybe we are turning the corner.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce Booher permalink
    May 17, 2020 7:42 pm

    It is even hard for me to believe that there is still somewhere in CA not under the thumb of Gov. “Pretty Boy” and his nanny state. But this state has far more people in the “entitlement” class than in the producer class. Even now, as Gov. “Hair” cries about the budget and begs for a Fed bail out, he is proposing even more freebies and giveaways, especially for illegals.

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    • May 18, 2020 4:30 am

      Well yeah, he needs more money for all of the money he wants to give away! 😉 We can only hope that this is some type of turning point no only in California but in all the states.

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    • steve permalink
      May 24, 2020 11:19 am

      What is seemingly so obvious;this pandering for “free fed money” while paying for the votes of the illegals, is the fact that so many progressives can’t see this con game for what it is. Is the progressive mind genetically modified so that reality has no base for expression?

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  2. May 17, 2020 8:01 pm

    More are ‘waking up’ to the tyranny, but others so ‘owned by the Lie System’ it will take an act of GOD!
    Dave has some interesting comment about ‘what’s going on’:

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    • peter3nj permalink
      May 17, 2020 8:38 pm

      Living in the Clinton/Obama deep deep blue state of NJ I have more faith in the blissful ignorance of over 50% of the country’s stupid rather than The lightbulb turning on for a handful of liberal turds. As the song goes “ Believe half of what you see no matter what you hear.” My president, I have to believe, is toast come November.

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    • May 18, 2020 4:31 am

      Hopefully enough are waking up in time!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. MaddMedic permalink
    May 18, 2020 8:53 am

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word….

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