On April 15th, the Michigan Conservative Coalition headed up by Meshawn Maddock hosted a massive drive by protest in Lansing, MI, against Democrat Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s draconian lockdown measures. Over 10,000 vehicles participated in the protest.
It didn’t take long for other states to start organizing similar protests to show their frustration with overreaching measures being implemented by mostly Democrat governors across America.
President Trump appeared to be showing his support for the various protests against the overreaching Democrat governors, tweeting Liberate Virginia, Michigan, and Minnesota.
The Central Jersey Libertarians jumped on the anti-lockdown protest wagon and organized a protest against Democrat Governor Phil Murphy’s coronavirus emergency orders last month.
The Central Jersey Libertarian group outlined the parameters of the protest on their Facebook page:
If attending today’s rally, please:
-Have faith in the individual!
-We CAN protests safely.
-Keep your distance from others. No hugs/high fives/hand shakes.
-Wear a mask.
-Bring and use whatever hand sanitizer/ Clorox disinfectant you have.
-If you are older or high risk think twice before attending.
-Keep your distance
-Stay on message (this is about our civil rights, which don’t go away in a time of emergency)
-Always pivot to the message, no matter the question
-Be polite, and courteous.
-If you take those measures the odds are LARGELY in everybody’s favor.
-We can sit back get no press and continue to be irrelevant or attend get press and win the hearts of thousands more!
-If you are low risk and willing to be intelligent let them know we don’t use FORCE just some guidance.
Persuasion > Force…..Always remember the NAP!
According to the New Jersey Attorney General’s office, Kim Pagan, one of the organizers of the Trenton, NJ protest was arrested and charged with violating the governor’s emergency order.
Inside New Jersey shared a list of citizens who’ve been arrested for violating the state’s stay-at-home order.
Here’s a video of the police patroling parked cars and giving citations to people sitting inside the parked vehicles.
The Central Jersey Libertarians shared a video on their Facebook page with an explanation: Today, a non-partisan protest was held in Trenton regarding the lockdown in our state. It was a peaceful protest and the streets were not gridlocked as seen during other protests in other states. However, officers still wrote summonses to those in their cars. There was at least one arrest. This infringement on the First Amendment will not stand. We offer our support to those fighting this.
When New Jersey’s Democrat Governor Phil Murphy was asked where he got the authority to nullify the Bill of Rights when he banned religious services in his state, he arrogantly responded, “That’s above my pay grade.”
“I wasn’t thinking of the Bill of Rights when we did this… The science says people have to stay away from each other,” the Democrat governor told Tucker Carlson.
Tucker Carlson asks New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy where he got the authority to nullify the Bill of rights when he banned religious services in his state:
"I wasn't thinking of the Bill of Rights when we did this… The science says people have to stay away from each other." pic.twitter.com/DPQ5d2DFl2
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 16, 2020
The leaders of several states aren’t listening to the people they were elected to represent.
Michigan’s governor and Governor Murphy need to pay attention to what the people of their states are saying.
Note to Murphy: Ignoring the Bill of Rights isn’t popular with the American people.
Inside New Jersey reported about citizens who’ve been arrested for violating the governor’s draconian emergency orders. Kim Pagan’s name was included in their list.
- Kim Pagan of Toms River was charged by the New Jersey State Police with violating the emergency orders by organizing a prohibited event today in Trenton in which protesters gathered outside the State House and at other locations in Trenton to demonstrate against the Governor’s Executive Orders.
They also reported about the arrest of a car wash owner for allowing his employees to hand wash vehicles.
- Jeffrey Hernandez, 32, of Paterson, was charged on Wednesday, April 15, by the Paterson Police Department with violating the emergency orders at the carwash he owns on East 27th Street, BWT Shine 4 Less, where officers found employees washing cars by hand.
The New Jersey Attorney General’s office warns: Violations of the emergency orders constitute a disorderly persons offense carrying a potential sentence of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. However, violators can potentially face criminal charges including second, third, and fourth-degree indictable offenses.