The governor of the Golden State is perpetuating irrational fear of the coronavirus ahead of the upcoming holiday season with his new tyrannical restrictions on family gatherings.

Instead of lifting limitations on gatherings as cases subside as would be logical, California Governor Gavin Newsom is adding even more to maintain full control of his constituents.

Earlier this month, the California Department of Public Health issued new “Guidance for Public Gatherings” on behalf of Newsom which mandates Californians comply with a variety of requirements in the coming Thanksgiving season.

The guidance covers seven topics including attendance, gathering outdoors, who can attend, social distancing and hygiene, face masks, length of gathering, and singing.

Note: The directives from the guidance I am about to discuss are not even optional. They are absolutely mandatory. The guidance states all Californians “must comply with the following requirements,” as well as those put forth by local health jurisdictions, even if they’re more restrictive.

It mentions nothing about compliance with local guidance that is less restrictive.

Here are some of the rules that the Newsom regime demands Californians adhere to:

  • Just three households are permitted to attend a single gathering.
  • Only interact with the same few households repeatedly, do not interact with others.
  • The host must collect names and contact information for all guests for contact tracing purposes.
  • All gatherings must be held outside.
  • Attendees can only go inside to use the restroom – and only if they are frequently sanitized.
  • People may sit under umbrellas or other outdoor coverings if 75% of the space is in the open air.
  • Gathering space must be large enough to maintain 6 feet of space in all directions between each attendee.
  • Shared food plates for serving may not be used during a gathering.
  • Face masks are mandatory.
  • Gatherings must not exceed 2 hours.
  • If singing, chanting, shouting, or exercise occurs, all who participate must wear a face mask and social distance and must be at a volume at or below a normal speaking voice.
  • Instrumental music is allowed only if the musician social distances and is a member of one of the households. Wind instruments are strongly discouraged

This list of restrictions from the state is unbelievably dictatorial and outrageous. They have less to do with safety and more to do with controlling the people.

We cannot live in fear of the virus anymore, especially not to the point where we are not allowed to talk above a normal speaking voice, can only gather for two hours or less, and must wear face masks in a private setting.

No local, state, or federal government guidance or mandate can require us to do anything within our private residences. We must remember that mandates are not laws. We do not have to comply and we cannot be legally punished for refusing to adhere to a state mandate within our own homes.

But thankfully, not all is lost yet. America is the land of the free and it is up to show civil disobedience in order to keep it that way.