SC Governor half-asses a stay at home order
In keeping with the unofficial SC state motto “First At Being Last” Gov. McMaster finally ordered – sorta – the Palmetto State to stay at home – sorta.
Basically, the order tells residents what they shouldn’t do – but the things explicitly allowed are akin to locking the front door, but leaving the back door ajar and declaring ‘sekurity’. Much like other states, non-essential activities are to be curtailed, but two things that would make a big difference are permitted: church and visiting family.
McMaster’s order allows things most other states forbid in their orders due to the risk
Seriously – no kidding – you can go visit your family and get them sick. Or they can get you sick – whichever – so then you can all go to church and get sick (or others sick) together. And in the South, it’s not just old people who go to church, even the younger folks are brainwashed too.
McMaster, while speaking of allowing church, stated he didn’t want to trample on the First Amendment. Sure, it allows freedom of religion – we’re cool with that I guess – but no one is prevent you from practicing your religion – just means you can’t gather and infect others while you do so. Some of my more religious friends in SC have stated you do not need a church to have church – it’s just a building. Maybe now would be a good time for some of y’all to think about that.
Please, stay home, South Carolina
Listen, I love to tell people here in Seattle that South Carolina looked best in the rearview (it did – not sorry!), but I know and love a lot of y’all still in the Palmetto State. SC could suffer badly from this – lots of poor folks in tight-knit communities, many of which minorities – and we know SC’s track record on institutionalized discrimination – puts a lot of people at a disadvantage.
Here’s what works – it sucks, but it works: just stay home if you can. If you have to work, well you have to work. The Seattle area has been doing it for over a month and it’s seriously helping. Just do it. Yeah, it sucks not even being able to go out and visit friends for a glass of wine or a drink on the porch (I guess you could…6′ away) or just to catch up. Or swing by the significant other’s house.
Stay home – stay alive – so you can vote non-Republican in November