Politicians will take away your freedom at any given opportunity. Take Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, who today banned all vehicles from the roads over the threat of snow.
from the AP:
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency for blizzard that could bring near 3 feet of snow.
Patrick signed an executive order banning all vehicles from roadways starting at 4 p.m. today. Ban applies to all roadways, including highways and secondary roads. Any one caught driving after 4 p.m. faces up to one year in jail and $500 fine.
Patrick said the blizzard is “a profoundly different kind of storm than we have dealt with” and the projected snowfall rate of two to three inches per hour will “make safe travel nearly impossible.”
Seriously, the only thing liberals know how to do is force and coerce people into actions.
Sure, maybe it’s a bad idea to drive during a blizzard. But shouldn’t be illegal! Tell your citizens that emergency services won’t be responding to traffic calls. Tell them they’re on their own. But don’t throw them in jail for driving!