Adios, California: After slamming lockdowns, Elon Musk confirms he’s heading to Texas

Adios, California: After slamming lockdowns, Elon Musk
confirms he’s heading to Texas 1

paying attention to Tesla CEO Elon Musk throughout 2020, namely
during the period of the pandemic onward, has likely noticed that
he is not a huge fan of some of the lockdown measures.�

BREAKING: Elon Musk: Bye,
California, I’ve Moved To Texas | The Daily Wire

— Max Stone (@imaxstone)
December 8, 2020

After months of being critical of the mandates and executive
orders that have been pushed through in California, Musk has
finally confirmed that he is
leaving the state to move to Texas

There have been subtle moves by Musk throughout recent months
that he may be looking to leave California,  such as the
sale of properties owned in the state

But since April, Musk has been
rather vocal
about his stance on lockdowns. 


— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
April 29, 2020

Comments made by Musk in April showed his frustration with not
only his production plants operating in California being adversely
affected but also what he coined as being an affront to American

“We are a bit worried about not being able to resume
production in the Bay Area, and that should be identified as a
serious risk.

“The expansion of shelter-in-place, or as we call it,
forcibly imprisoning people in their homes, against all their
constitutional rights, is, in my opinion, breaking people’s
freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong, and not why people
came to America and built this country.â€

Give people their freedom

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
April 29, 2020

The diatribe coming from Musk back in April was not the
run-of-the-mill talking points being spread by other CEOs. But then
again, Musk is not exactly run-of-the-mill. 

Musk noted a sentiment that was a common talking point in April,
and still today, that if someone wants to stay home and avoid
infection, then they are more than capable of doing so. 

Musk stresses that, although people can stay home, the
government should not mandate everyone to stay home: 

“If somebody wants to stay in the house that’s
great. They should be allowed to stay in the house and they should
not be compelled to leave. But to say that they cannot leave their
house and they will be arrested if they do…this is

“This is not democratic. This is not freedom. Give
people back their goddamn freedom.â€

The choice of Texas as being his new home state is also not
surprising since back in April, Musk was applauding the Lone Star
State for allowing businesses to reopen ahead of states like

Bravo Texas!

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
April 29, 2020

Back in May, Musk was forced to shut down his sole U.S. car
factory due to California’s shelter-in-place orders that were
enacted at the time. 

According to the
Wall Street Journal
, Musk brought both legal action and civil
disobedience into the mix following that matter: 

“The auto executive later filed a lawsuit against
Alameda County, home of the Tesla factory, and defied local
authorities by proceeding to reopen the plant, daring them to
arrest him. The county eventually blessed the plant’s reopening
and didn’t pursue an arrest.â€

In October, Musk began the process of backing up his proverbial
bags by filing paperwork to have his personal foundation from
California moved over to Austin, Texas. 

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Watch: Texas Governor calls lockdowns ‘overrated’, says there
will be ‘no more’ in Texas

November 24, 2020


AUSTIN, TX – It seems that, according to
politicians and state governments, the best way to stop the spread
of COVID-19 is to enact crippling lockdowns. But, one governor is
arguing that lockdowns are not the solution to the far reaching

On Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott joined “Fox &
Friends†to discuss the progress being made in COVID vaccines and
the danger of lockdowns. While speaking on the topic Abbott claimed
that “lockdowns are overrated†and declared that Texas will not
have anymore of them.

While Texas does still have some restrictions in place, they are
a far cry from the invasive policies doled out in other states. The
state’s restrictions include a limitation to the number of people
at social gatherings, a mask mandate, and limitations on restaurant

Specifically, Texas has a statewide mask mandate and gatherings
of more than ten people are prohibited. Restaurants may only
operate at up to 75% capacity and bars cannot run at more than 50%
capacity. Notably, there are no restrictions to the number of
people within a house of worship.

When asked why giving more freedom to residents was a better
option than lockdowns Abbott said:

“Along the course of dealing with the pandemic,
we’ve all learned what works and what does not work. And one
thing that government does not need to do is to micromanage the
lives of everybody.â€

The governor then said that the guidelines set in place lead to
“safe practices†without “micromanaging†people:

“We set broad-based guidelines for people to follow
that lead to safe practices without micromanaging it. Another thing
that I’ve made clear, Brian, and that is no more lockdowns in the
state of Texas,â€

Abbott also claimed that the value of lockdowns is

“And I will tell you this: the value that symptom
people place upon lockdowns is misplaced.â€

He continued:

“If you lock people down, it’s going to put them
into confined areas where they can transmit COVID just as easily
without protocols, and what we’ve found in Texas as well as
elsewhere is one of the leading places where people do transmit
COVID are in these private gatherings.â€

The governor finished his statement by simply saying:

“And so, lockdowns are overvalued.â€

Governor Abbott’s method of allowing Americans to choose where
they travel seems to be more effective than politicians dictating
the lives of citizens. According to the Center
for Disease Control
 (CDC) in the past seven days, Texas has had
a lower number of cases per capita than states with harsh lockdowns
still in effect.

In states like Minnesota and Wisconsin where nonessential travel
is strictly discouraged there have been over three times the number
of cases than in Texas. Texas also has a lesser number of cases
than Illinois, a state that is attempting to end the
celebration of Thanksgiving out of COVID.

The results are in and the statistics don’t lie, a light
handed approach to slowing COVID works far better for the health
and happiness of residents. Hopefully, other states will follow in
the lead of Governor Abbott.

Watch the clip here:



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