It’s no secret that the COVID response from state-to-state has varied wildly. While conservative states have focused on strategies that targeted vulnerable populations with gradual reopenings, liberal states have been in some form of lockdown for nearly a year.
What’s even more remarkable is that most liberal states, with liberty-abusing lockdown rules, have suffered much more than most conservative states. Democrats will claim that the strict lockdowns were needed because of their high numbers. But no data suggests that extreme measures like prolonged lockdowns, shuttered schools, and mask mandates to anything to “slow the spread.”
Despite this fact, there have been rumors that Joe Biden, a man as unscientific as a caveman, is trying to “punish” red states with travel bans. Specifically, there is a report that he might ban travel to Florida, due it the state’s elimination of lockdown rules. Out of all the states currently battling the virus, Florida is actually doing pretty well.
So, the governor had some choice words for Joe Biden.
Speaking in Port Charlotte, Florida, on Thursday, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis reacted harshly to speculation that the Biden administration might institute travel restrictions on the state…
DeSantis fired: “I think it would be unconstitutional, it would be unwise, and it would be unjust,” adding that “restricting the right of Americans to travel freely throughout our country while allowing illegal aliens to pour across the southern border unmolested would be a ridiculous, but very damaging farce.”
He continued: “We will not back down, and if anyone tries to harm Floridians or target us, we will respond very swiftly.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Gov. DeSantis went on to explain how Florida is excelling, compared to many other states. Per capita, they are doing better with cases than 27 other states. Twenty-nine other states have higher hospitalizations. And COVID-like illnesses have been down 60% in Florida over the last thirty days. And their winter “peak” was much lower than the Summer.
And that’s not even mentioning their success in vaccinations.
Yet apparently Biden wants to “make an example” of Florida by singling it out and banning travel there? Why not shut down Michigan, New York, or California? These states are faring much worse than most others. But because they are run by liberals, they will never face penalties from Biden and his administration.
Meanwhile, a conservative state like Florida, which has handled the pandemic far better than most, could face a travel ban.
DeSantis warned they would fight back against any kind of “unconstitutional” actions by the Biden administration. If Biden did try to hit Florida with some kind of restrictions, you better believe DeSantis would take it to court so fast, Biden’s old head would spin.
It seems Biden is more interested in flexing his authority than making Americans safe. But actual leaders are not going to let him trample over their people’s liberties just for a show.