OPINION| Lawrence David| New Yorkers are smarter than the rest of us. Just ask them. They’re so smart that the number of cases of China’s Wuhan Virus in New York has grown to 47% of the total number of confirmed cases in the United States.
Virtue signaling and political correctness can make people do stupid things:
On January 31st President Trump put severe restrictions on flights coming in from China. Instead of heeding Trump’s warning, the elites chose to attack Trump as racist, xenophobic, and hysterical. Now the constituents who took their advice are dying for it.
Worse, many are exporting infection and death to other states because they refuse to contain themselves to New York.
New Yorkers are infected at the rate of 1 in every 435 citizens. Hillsborough County, Florida just went on lockdown where any ‘non-essential’ travel, is prohibited.
The infection rate in Hillsborough Country was 1 in 10,000 residents as of yesterday when the lockdown was implemented.
WTF are we locked down while New Yorkers, trying to escape the conditions the people they voted for are responsible for creating, are still allowed to travel here and spread the infection?
Shut it down, shut it down now.
President Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis both have the authority to do so. Last night, they were given the moral authority to do that, as well, when Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo suddenly discovered the need for secure borders… of her state.
Gov. Gina Raimondo, a Democrat, is stationing National Guard troops at bus and train stations to collect contact information from anyone arriving from New York and to direct them to self-quarantine. State police are stopping cars with New York license plates coming into the state
— John Fund (@johnfund) March 27, 2020
But, only against her fellow Americans. To leftists, Americans are the greatest threat to America. Remember when Janet Napolitano, Obama’s head of Homeland Security said returning American war vets were likely to morph into homegrown terrorists?
Perhaps these same leftists will finally realize that preventing hundreds-of-thousands of Central Americans and Mexicans with unknown medical histories from entering the United States does represent a threat to our welfare.
Funny how sharply things come into focus during a crisis.
What do all those leftists suing Trump have so say about this?