This is called “having principles”:
They don’t care that he’s a Republican. They care that he’s a tyrant. And tyrants need to be checked.
We have been under lockdown restrictions in most of the country for over 5 months now. And there’s no end in sight to it, either. So people are naturally feeling powerless and frustrated. Because things generally suck with the Covid restrictions in place.
People want to go back to normal now. They just do. And they’re being demonized and slandered for having the audacity to want things to go back to normal after 5+ months of putting up with the restrictions.
The biggest problem, though, is that there’s nothing we can do about all the restrictions other than move, but even in that extreme scenario, your new state will still have some oppressive restrictions on daily life that you’ll still have to put up with.
Sure, we can have parties at our houses where nobody wears a mask or socially distances, but other than that, there’s not much we can do to protest the shutdowns and restrictions. If you want to go out in public, you have to play by the rules. You have to wear a mask when you go to the store, bars and restaurants are subject to major restrictions, and even in some places you have to wear a mask while you’re working out at the gym, which might be the height of insanity.
In California they’re not even allowing you to have parties in your own private residence: the mayor of LA is now shutting off power and water to houses that have big parties.
If you want to protest the restrictions, you’re going to be demonized as a Nazi and the police will quickly shut you down. The only things you’re allowed to protest these days is police and white people.
It’s a good thing that these lawmakers are trying to impeach the Governor of Ohio. It shows that there’s still some semblance of accountability left in America, that there is still some form of checks and balances.
These governors and mayors cannot continue to act like dictators with absolute power. It feels like all of the Covid restrictions over the past five months have been implemented on a “Because I said so.” basis by these governors and mayors, and there’s not a damn thing any of us can do about it.
There needs to be accountability. There needs to be checks and balances. These governors and mayors cannot be allowed to do what ever they want with no pushback.
This is supposed to be a free country of self-governing people, but it doesn’t feel like that anymore. Thank God there’s at least a few elected officials out there who are willing to push back.