Gov. Newsom Officially Ends COVID State Of Emergency After Three Years | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Brandon Drey.

    California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom officially ended the COVID state of emergency on Tuesday, nearly three years after placing residents under strict lockdown orders and expanding his legal powers as chief executive of the state.

    Newsom became one of the first governor's in the U.S. to declare a statewide COVID emergency on March 4, 2020, and has previously said that maintaining the state of emergency was important for California to curb the spread of the virus.

    "California is better prepared, and that's because we have a serious Legislature and the health ecosystem in California is second to none in the country," Newsom told the Los Angeles Times.

    Newsom's end comes just after California's Department of Public Health reported that the state confirmed more than 100,000 deaths related to the virus.

    California currently ranks 11th as the country's lowest COVID death rate per capita, according to the Times.

    Under the proclamation, Newsom issued a stay-at-home order that lasted approximately 16 months and capitalized on his authority over state regulations, laws, and state funds.

    Critics accuse the governor of shutting down the economy, harming businesses and families as companies and schools were forced to close. When schools and companies returned to everyday life in California and other states nationwide, Newsom kept the directive going. Republicans have called out Newsom over extending the declaration and even requested that lawmakers hold a vote to get rid of the order.

    Republican state Senator Melissa Melendez said, pushing for her measure last year, that the state legislature should do its job to address COVID.

    "We ended school years, and we shuttered businesses, and we implemented lockdowns, and we enforced remote work, and we implemented all sorts of policies and testing," Melendez said. "We have grown over the last few years. We are equipped to deal with this and this constant state of emergency is no longer necessary."

    Newsom faced criticism across the political spectrum for his extensive orders in response to COVID - from shifting positions on mask mandates and attempting to force businesses and schools to enact vaccine requirements.

    In November 2020, Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, were spotted maskless outside their households at the upscale Napa Valley restaurant French Laundry as COVID cases soared across the state. The negative media coverage painted the governor as a hypocrite after advising Californians to avoid socializing in person with anyone outside their households, especially during the holiday season.

    Newsom also defeated a recall for his governorship, an effort that gained significant momentum as Californians became increasingly fed up with the emergency powers during the pandemic.

    Residents across the state have been escaping Newsom's rule of California in droves, especially since 2020, when the Democratic leader and the primarily Left-wing legislature shut down the state in response to COVID.

    Amid high taxes already killing the middle class, skyrocketing crime rates, rampant homelessness, and an unaffordable housing crisis, many Republicans say the effectively one-party system on the West Coast essentially turned California into a feudal state, or as some conservative leaders called it, a socialist nightmare.

    In December, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that California lost more residents than any other state in 2022, with more than 300,000 people fleeing, marking the third consecutive year that California's population declined.

    Over the last three years, census data revealed California's population dropped by more than 500,000 between April 2020 and July 2022, with nearly 700,000 residents leaving the state, with almost half of the residents escaping Los Angeles.

    California becomes one of the last states to drop the emergency.

    According to The Associated Press, five other states - including Delaware, Illinois, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Texas - are still under the declaration.

    President Joe Biden announced last month the federal government would end the COVID emergency declarations on May 11.

Considering the renewed and unequalled dishonesty in elected politicians, at all levels of governing, and their associative nefarious bureaucrats doing their corrupt bidding: What is your opinion of YOUR government, and what do you intend to do about it?
  Today's overall government is just fine, and I will continue to vote for politicians that make promises to suit my individual needs.
  Today's overall government is poor, but I will continue to endeavor to learn what is true from the the most honest of media, and pick those representatives that best represent what is good and decent.
  I spend quite a bit of time on Eastern NC NOW; so ... I am having a far easier time separating the proverbial "wheat from the chaff" in finding honorable citizens to support.
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Considering how abjectly corrupt and civilly abusive the Left has become regarding the corrosive effect of their elected leaders; their entrenched and ruling bureaucracy; employing their failed Education Industry as Indoctrinators; their collusive private sector operators, such as the terminally discredited Legacy Media and Big Tech censorship of Free Speech: What will be the best course forward for hardworking Middle Americans, including the Patriot Class?
  Withdraw from society, go underground and plan for a resurgence when it is feasible to do so.
  Work within the confines of better policy by the People's government, once good sense and sanity is restored in the electorate at large, to achieve such.
  Are you a crazy, nut-job Insurrectionist? Everything is perfect within our plan to achieve our intended goals for the Socialist Left.
  Secession to form a true Constitutional Republic.
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