One of the main reasons Gavin Newsom is facing a recall this year is because he decided to lock California down and told everyone to stay at home and keep their kids out of school, yet those rules did not apply to him. What Gavin Newsom did was typical behavior of an elitist politician who is out of touch with everyone outside his elitist circle of wealthy friends, lobbyists, and donors (with whom he dined at the French Laundry restaurant while everyone else was under lockdown).
California is the fifth largest economy in the world – when it is open for business and people are working. It is easy to make decisions in hindsight, and the pandemic did not put any good options on the table, but I would have handled things differently.
For instance, I would not have shut California down or put our state into a lockdown, or issued mask mandates that were issued. I am disappointed that our society acquiesced to Gavin Newsom’s acquisition of emergency powers because I do not believe in giving up liberty for the sake of security.
Meanwhile, I believe Gavin Newsom’s mask mandate was ineffective and offered nothing more than false psychological comfort. Indeed, Dr. Fauci admitted in his own recently released emails that “the typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through material.”
To some comfort, Gavin Newsom set a date for surrendering his emergency powers. That date was June 15. However, as could have been predicted, he reneged on that promise and refuses to let go of his powers in the name of an ongoing emergency. When will the emergency end? Gavin Newsom appears to believe the emergency will end when the virus has been “extinguished.” Extinguished?
What does science say about that, Mr. Newsom?
Fred Adler, PhD, professor of mathematics and biological sciences at the University of Utah believes that “over the next decade, the severity of COVID-19 may decrease as populations collectively develop immunity.” Over the next decade.
Gustavo Caetano-Anollés, professor at the C.R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign believes that coronavirus “may be seasonal, like the flu,” adding that “this is very relevant to what we should expect from now on after the vaccine controls these first waves of COVID-19.” From now on.
Are there any experts that believe we will extinguish this virus once and for all? After all, Gavin Newsom claims to made decisions based on science. So where are the scientists who are leading him to believe we will extinguish this virus?
Mr. Newson: using an emergency which you can extend time and time again in pursuit of an unobtainable goal in order to hold onto your far-reaching emergency powers is typical behavior of a rising dictator. Hasn’t anyone seen Star Wars?
In all seriousness, California, when a society gives something up by order of the government, it is very difficult to get it back. Gavin Newsom is demonstrating that very clearly: he ordered schools to close last summer and now we are still struggling to reopen them. He shut down our economy last year and thousands of businesses have permanently closed as a result. Today, furloughed and laid-off workers are making ends meet with unemployment checks and other benefits, and this past Spring, upon learning that he would be facing an inevitable recall, Gavin Newsom started sending out stimulus checks on top of that.
What incentive do workers have to go back to work? Personally, I do not blame anyone for staying home with their families instead of working eight hours a day for minimum or near-minimum wages to make the rich richer. Although workers may finally start feeling more appreciated because of the stress this worker shortage is having on businesses (hopefully it will also lead to higher wages), it demonstrates another failed policy of Gavin Newsom. We need a governor who will not make California learn lessons the hard way.
Recently, there have been rumors of the recall election being held sooner rather than later. Personally, I think that is a great idea because we need a governor who will give up the emergency powers that were delegated to him and commit to fully reopening our state and returning life to normal immediately. As your next governor, I will return emergency powers delegated to the governor by the Legislature, rebuild our economy, and reopen our schools this year.
To be sure, even before the pandemic, businesses were closing and moving to other states in search of a more business-friendly environment. As your next governor, I will make this exodus of businesses and jobs leaving California also come to an end. I believe in making California a magnet for businesses by reducing fees, taxes, and regulations. I will also establish a business repatriation program which will offer incentives to business owners who return and bring high-paying, quality jobs back to California.
As your next governor, I will be focused on just that: increasing the number of high-paying, quality jobs in California by creating an environment where businesses cannot just survive here but thrive. Decades of one-party rule in Sacramento, now being led by Gavin Newsom, a dictator in the making, has demonstrated the failure of Democratic leadership on this point. It is time to take a different approach. Recall Gavin Newsom and save the California Republic.