States across the country, including Arizona, Mississippi, Illinois, New Jersey, Michigan, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin, are experiencing large protests over the lockdown as citizens take to the streets. Some are calling it the American Revolution 2.0. The common thread amongst the protestors is that the business shutdowns, plummeting economy and lost jobs are far more damaging than the coronavirus. Michigan Sheriff Ted Schendel, along with a handful of other sheriffs in the state, said they will not execute the governors executive orders. “This is America, the constitution still matters,” says Benzie County Sheriff Schendel.
THERE IS A GROWING SENSE THAT CERTAIN PEOPLE WANT TO KEEP AMERICA CLOSED. Are state governors and mayors going too far?
“We’ve got to make sure that we avoid a second wave at all costs. That would be devastating for our economy,”says Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “Before we start to relax, there is some troubling news about a second wave,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last week. “We don’t want the same thing to happen twice.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, on the White House task force, has also expressed concern about a second wave of infections in the near future.
Dr. Jay Lehr is Senior Policy Analyst with the International Climate Science Coalition and former Science Director of The Heartland Institute. Dr. Baruch Pletner holds advanced degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Business Administration and is the author of many scientific publications and patents.