The Democrat Gov. of Virginia, Ralph Northam, has caused plenty of trouble for residents of his state.
You probably remember how Northam infamously endorsed post-birth abortion. Or how his liberal body of lawmakers pushed some of the most radical gun control laws east of San Francisco.
He just instituted a lockdown order for his state, something that is all the rage among governors these days.
But it’s necessary, right? We want to curtail the spread of this disease?
Take a look at how long his order will last. It’s almost a month longer than most states.
And it just falls after an important Republican event.
From National Review:
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Monday issued an order to residents stay at home until June 10, part of expanded efforts to curtail the coronavirus pandemic that continues to spread across the country.
“I want to be clear: Do not go out unless you need to go out. This is very different than wanting to go out,” the Democratic governor said in announcing the order.
For those that don’t know, the Republican Primary in Virginia is on June 9. Northam’s order extends a day after.
Meaning, Republicans will not be allowed to leave their homes to vote in the primaries.
After all this is said and done, we have to take a hard look at how much power governors have.
Where does it say in the Constitution that states can force free Americans to stay in their homes?
Oh, it’s all to keep us safe? That might be true in places like Texas. But we see a strange coincidence between Northam’s order and the date of the primary.
No other state is pushing their orders that far out. In fact, Trump and his task force are hopeful things will be getting back to normal by June 1.
So, why does Northam feel so compelled to shut down his state for nearly three months?
We’ve seen plenty of Democrats try to use this crisis as an excuse to push their progressive agenda.
Nancy Pelosi almost loaded the relief bill with funding for radical, leftist projects.
Various state and local Democrats tried to shut down gun stores. New York’s mayor is trying to shut down churches, permanently.
Now it seems Northam is trying to undermine the Republican Party’s nomination process.
There is a very clear difference between how Republicans are handling this crisis (see: Trump and Pence) and how Democrats are handling it.
Republicans are working with private businesses to speed up our recovery. Democrats are exploiting the crisis to push their agenda.
I don’t know about you, but I prefer the Republican approach.
Author: Adam Casalino