Chilling Wording of LA Mayor's Order Prohibits Walking


Just when you thought lockdown orders couldn’t get any more ridiculous, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had to go and prove us all wrong.

On Wednesday, the LA mayor’s office issued an order requiring “all persons living within the City of Los Angeles” to “remain in their homes.”

The order goes as far as banning all forms of travel, including walking.

According to section IV of the lengthy decree, “all travel, including, without limitation, travel on foot, bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit is prohibited, subject to the exceptions in Paragraph V.”

From there, the order goes on to list various “essential” businesses and activities exempt from the rule, although extensive social distancing guidelines are nevertheless still “required.”

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Unlike previous, similarly ridiculous lockdown orders, Garcetti’s decree does offer an exemption for “places of worship” — with a few caveats.

“Places of worship, provided that the gathering of congregants is held outdoors, and after implementing the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Places of Worship Protocol,” are exempt, the “Safer at Home” order reads.

Garcetti released a video announcing the order on his Twitter account.

In the video, the mayor lists off his series of draconian demands while attempting to sound as kind and polite as possible.

“My message couldn’t be simpler. It’s time to hunker down,” Garcetti says in the video. “It’s time to cancel everything. And if it isn’t essential, don’t do it.”

“Don’t meet up with others outside your household. Don’t host a gathering. Don’t attend a gathering.

“And following our targeted safer-at-home order, if you’re able to stay home, stay home.”

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Garcetti can put on a smile and pretend that his new restrictions are for the best, but everyday Americans see the “Safer at Home” order for what it really is — left-wing authoritarianism.

Liberal politicians like Garcetti simply want total power and control over Americans’ lives.

And now, in the city of Los Angeles, they can tell you whether you can go outside for a walk.

The Founders must be turning in their graves right now.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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