Gov. Kristi Noem Has Risen Above The Coronavirus Hysteria And Is Defending The Constitution
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, has held out on issuing a statewide stay-at-home order. The state has recorded six deaths amid the pandemic – the lowest of any state apart from Wyoming, which recorded its first death this week.
In a time when big government has taken control of almost everything (from fishing rights, to buying garden seeds, to traveling to a relative’s home) in most places
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 16, 2020
Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is one of a few state governors who have not yet placed citizens under a stay-at-home order in response to the current outbreak. Not only has she not placed the order, she has been outspoken in her contention that doing so would stand against everything America is supposed to stand for. She sees her decision as empowering individuals to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families.
She is also taking an aggressive position on the use of hydroxychloroquine in treating the virus, placing her ahead of many other state governors.
As a result, on Monday, Governor Noem received about the highest praise any good American could when she was attacked in the pages of the Washington Post. The Post used the occasion of an outbreak of the virus at South Dakota’s Smithfield Foods, a pork producer located in Sioux Falls, as an opportunity to attack the governor’s non-conformance. More than 300 workers at the facility have now tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus.
For anyone just learning of the story, that might give you pause to think that the governor should have locked down the state after all. More