California Issued Tickets for Sitting in Cars at the Beach

When Senator Ted Cruz complained that we don’t live in a police state over a woman getting a ticket just for driving by herself, it was the tip of the proverbial iceberg. California issued citations for sitting in cars at the beach, and a lone fisherman on the shore.

California issued 22 tickets for sitting in cars, and threatened a fisherman. The freedom of movement we once knew in America has been whisked away in the blink of an eye.

News10 reported,

“Nearly a couple dozen people found out Friday night that the sheriff meant business when he said keep a safe distance or pay up.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says deputies issued 22 citations to individuals caught violating the state’s extreme social distancing order.

The sheriff’s department conducted a targeted enforcement operation Friday night between 5 p.m. and midnight in the cities of Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Del Mar, as well as the surrounding unincorporated areas.”

We’re reported before that police were now starting to enforce the stay-at-home orders. But the issue here is one of degrees – Is sitting in your car by yourself a health hazard? Is fishing by yourself alone with no one else around a health hazard?

Senator Cruz believes that the rules are being enforced in a heavy-handed manner by states with Democrats in charge. Democrats love power.

According to Fox, DC officials say that going for a leisure drive to get outside is allowed, but because every state is different, the rules can be enforced independently.

Relatives have a lake in front of their home and a private dock. Because of Gov Inslee’s order in Washington, they are not allowed to fish from their own dock. Their homes are about 100 yards apart or more, which is about 33.3 feet. Would fishing from your own dock all by yourself be a health hazard? We think not. Correction: over 300 feet, not 33.

There may be some light at the end of this long, dark tunnel, as in some states the rates of infection are starting to level off, which is likely due to the stay at home orders. But the heavy-handed approach in some states leaves us wondering. You can’t keep people cooped up in their homes for long periods of time without repercussions far and above just spreading the virus.

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


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Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. She has been writing at Conservative Firing Line since 2013 as well. She is also a published author.

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