During this crisis, the freedoms of Americans could be in danger.
State and local governments are taking extreme measures to force people to stay indoors.
Major cities have all but shut down businesses. Unless you run an “essential” business like a gas station or grocery store, mayors from coast to coast want you to close your doors.
Some companies can’t survive long with zero customers. But it seems some leaders are getting threatening with their demands.
In fact, in Los Angeles, the mayor may have gotten downright authoritarian.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti threatened “non-essential” businesses Tuesday that if they do not obey the city’s “stay at home” order to close during the pandemic crises, he will cut off their water and their electricity.
The mayor of Los Angeles said he would shut down businesses’ water or electricity if they dared to defy his order.
Wow—talk about over the top!
We understand the need to take measures to prevent the spread of infection. But when did we decide mayors can rule with an iron fist?
Shutting down water or electricity? Couldn’t that jeopardize the health and safety of residents?
Should a mayor have the unilateral power to cut off a building’s basic utilities?
This crisis has revealed the caliber of leaders in our country. Some, like Donald Trump, are inspiring the country with their confidence and stability.
Others, like Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, sound more like bullies who will stop at nothing to shut down businesses.
Americans are doing their part, making sacrifices to save lives. But when do these measures cross the line into ordering American citizens with rights to obey, or else?
When all this is said and done, we need to take a serious look at how our leaders run our cities.
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