California Governor Gavin Newsom, one of the many U.S. state governors to impose lockdowns and restrictions because of the reported and media-hyped COVID-19 pandemic, is facing a recall election in 2021.
Newsom’s restrictions have been among the strictest and longest-lasting. In addition to the common ones like shutting down physical face-to-face businesses, like retail stores and offices that serve walk-in clients, and even the few industrial factories remaining in the state of California, Newsom has also mandated mask wearing at almost every moment, even outdoors. Newsom has also ordered mandatory social distancing, which means staying at least 6-feet apart from another human being.
In addition to the standard restrictions, Newsom has even tried imposing less common rules like forcing restaurant customers to wear masks in-between bites; no, that is not fabricated, even if the restriction didn’t actually take effect. No written law in the state of California, nor any authority in the U.S. Constitution, gives Governor Newsom the right to implement any of these rules and restrictions, and that’s why they truly are verbal edicts, not laws. Even the courts have ruled against Newsom’s ban on indoor church gatherings, but Newsom violates the court ruling and continues to impose his restrictions, seemingly with impunity, as the courts fail to hold Newsom in contempt of court or to send the marshals against him.