While many of us find ourselves under some variation of “stay your butts at home” orders, there’s a reason to some degree. I’ve written a lot about how things are in my neck of the woods in relation to COVID-19. I get the reason for the orders we’re under and I was following them even before it was an order. Of course, the moment it became an order, I started itching to go out for a steak dinner and to watch a movie.
The truth is, a lot of Americans are bristling at the restrictions they find themselves placed under. While it’s easy for those of us in highly infected regions to look at them like they’re crazy, it’s important to note that many of these regions have little or no exposure to COVID-19.
Governors pushing these measures have done a poor job trying to sell them to their constituents. In fact, many haven’t really bothered at all. Especially some of the more draconian restrictions like banning the sale of non-essential items at stores that also sell essential goods. That, coupled with all the other restrictions, have people bristling.