Lockdown has gone too far

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During this COVID-19 “lockdown,” too many rogue bureaucrats are channeling their inner Il Duce through bizarre edicts and dictates.

The governor of Michigan has banned the sale of yard and garden supplies in big box stores. A mayor in Kentucky attempted to ban Easter services at churches despite the parishioners holding services in the parking lot while isolated in their own cars. The mayor of Los Angeles has implemented his “Rewards for Snitches” program encouraging residents to inform on one another. Riverside County bureaucrats have developed an app to anonymously report fellow neighbors for not observing proper “social distancing” or for not wearing a mask.

Lockdown, an appropriate term for this phenomenon, is routinely used in prisons and jails to order the total incapacitation of inmates.

The coronavirus was not the only unwanted Chinese export to our shores. China has apparently exported their police state to us as well.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Rick Reiss

Temecula resident