The state of California, under the order of California Governor Gavin Newsom, has been at the forefront of the movement among many blue state governors to impose draconian lockdown measures on their otherwise law-abiding citizens. Lockdowns that very well may be an infringement of the Constitutionally granted rights as American citizens. Rights that, according to America’s own founding documents, are granted not by the government but rather, as Thomas Jefferson famously noted, by “nature and nature’s God.”
Recently, however, as the lockdowns have dragged on and on, depriving millions of not only their natural rights but also, in many cases, their livelihoods as well, citizens have started to push back against the measures.
Citizens across California gathered in cities throughout the state on Friday to exercise their Constitutionally granted rights of speech and assembly in order to demand these measures finally end.
Yet in spite of the inherently legal and peaceful nature of the protest, the state responded with a massive show of force, with hundreds of baton waving police dressed in full riot gear ready to use force to disperse the protestors.
In spite of the authoritarian response, which was meant to intimidate protestors, a lone Marine took center stage to directly oppose the absurd order and fascist response by the police.