Some of these people are allowed to gather...some of them are not.
I’ll let you make up your own mind.
“We live in a country where there's freedom of speech, and you have the absolute ability to peacefully protest,” Missoula’s Incident Commander said last week.
She was referring to the “small number of parents” that protested outside her health department on Thursday. The Missoulian put the number at 20.
What did the parents want?
They simply wanted to see their kids play football.
You see, here in Missoula we only allow two spectators at high school football games for each student player.
So this typically comes out to 40 people that can go and watch that game. Missoula currently caps the amount at 50. And clearly, more parents than this want to watch.
“Seems to me that 120 parents if you will, at a at a high school football game, socially distanced and wearing masks in your stadium, is both doable and preferable to having them clustered together in spaces that are not socially distancing such as bars,” one parent from Helena said.
Another parent from Frenchtown mentioned that in that school district, the volleyball team can have 250 fans inside to watch them play.
So 16 miles to the east of Missoula it’s perfectly alright to have 250 fans inside a building watching a sport, but in Missoula you can’t have 50 outside watching a sport...even though they’re more socially-distanced than those watching inside.
Football, according to Ellen Leahy - the head of Missoula’s health department - is simply out of the question: “They immediately, off the bat, have many, many more players that could mix during a game,” she said.
The day after the health department protest, Ruth Bader Ginsburg died and a bunch of people decided to show up to the Missoula County Courthouse to pay their respects.
The local TV news said that “nearly 100 people” were there. The Missoulian said it was “hundreds” that showed up.
Local lawyer and head of Missoula Rises, Erin Erickson, organized the vigil. And it was an organized event, with the following speakers:
- Erin Erickson herself
- Stacey Anderson of Planned Parenthood of Montana
- Former Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Nancy Keenan
- Karen Wickersham, chair of Missoula County Democrats
- Disability rights activist Marsha Katz
The first half of the event was indeed a vigil, but the second half was nothing more than a campaign rally and fundraising attempt for the Democrats running for office.
Not a word from the health department on this vigil...or peaceful protest...or political rally...or whatever it was. They sure had a lot to say about the football protest, however.
Not a peep from the media on the hypocrisy of it all...of allowing “hundreds” of people to go stand on the courthouse lawn, but more than 50 can’t socially-distance in huge bleachers.
It’s not about the virus - never was.
It’s about red vs. blue, left vs. right...us against them.
- We continually see the left and their corporate media bash Trump for holding rallies, yet when protesters hit the streets to riot and burn and loot, we don’t hear anything.
- We’re constantly told that it’s impossible for us to gather for concerts or sports or even in restaurants and bars - all while wearing a mask - but it’s perfectly fine to march shoulder-to-shoulder in the streets or to line up on the Supreme Court steps in single-file to pay our respects.
- We’re always reminded that they know what’s best for us, we do not.
And we’re sick of it.
We’re going to vote, because that’s all we can do anymore. And I think those of us that are tired of the hypocrisy of it all will vote in greater numbers than those that take advantage of it all.
- People that work and pay taxes vote; people rioting in the streets do not.
- Old people that retired to the home they worked for all their life vote; young people crying-out for wealth redistribution do not.
- People with morals and values vote; the animals do not.
There’s not a statewide Democrat that stands a chance, what with all the hypocrisy, the looting, the cities burning, and now the Supreme Court pick.
Trump is heading for a landslide victory.