Citizens across the country defied their state governments today.
Ohio, Minnesota, and Idaho were just three states who demanded that their Governors rescind “stay-at-home” orders and get out of the way so citizens can get back to work.
Under state government shutdowns, citizens across the country are losing their livelihood. While everyone recognizes that the Chinese Coronavirus is real, so are other problems associated with the shutdowns.
Today, in response to Governor Little’s shutdown, hundreds of Idahoans protested the overreach of government and showed support for local businesses who have been decimated!
Incredibly, just three days ago the protest was planned and little notice given to citizens to come together.
However, with the help of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance, Idaho Freedom Foundation, and Health Freedom Idaho, word spread quickly.
Leftist groups and media tried to claim this was a movement of “far-right” extremists. However, one look at the crowd and you could see people from all walks of life standing up for freedom.
The movement across America to re-open our economy is about everyday Americans who need to get back to work.
With suicides, domestic abuse, and drug use on the rise, Americans are anxious to get back to some semblance of normalcy.
Human beings simply aren’t meant to be quarantined like this for this long. We understand that risk is an inevitable part of human existence.
While we are trying to defeat the Chinese Coronavirus, we are making worse problems in other areas of our lives.
Some of these issues may be worse than the virus itself.
Sadly, Governor Little decided to extend the stay-at-home order as did other governors across the country.
It was the extension of the order the caused today’s protest.
Idahoans are fed up with our freedoms being taken and our livelihoods being destroyed in the name of safety.
So, Idahoans who care deeply about the overreach of government and the economic stability of our state came together in solidarity.
Speakers ranged from activists to business owners to state legislators.
Representatives Christy Zito, Tammy Nichols, and Chad Christensen all spoke at the rally. Additionally, Rep. Judy Boyle and State Senator Regina Bayer were in attendance.
There were several disruptions during the protest but they didn’t have much of an impact.
One protestor with Nevada license plates stopped in the middle of the street, got out of her car, and allegedly spit and coughed on protesters.
An interesting choice of action for someone who must believe we should not be close to each other.
Yet, it was no surprise that a radical leftist decided to use physical actions against others. The police immediately intervened and it is unclear if she was cited.
I was able to capture the entire event for all Idahoans and the country to see.