LAKEWOOD, NJ – Senator Robert Singer reflected on a very a sad interaction he had this past Mother’s Day that highlights the absurdity of current state lockdown orders. “My family went out for a walk yesterday at a nearby boardwalk to get some fresh air on a beautiful Mother’s Day. Everyone that we saw was being respectful of others and maintaining good distancing,” he said.
“As we walked off the boardwalk and down a side-street, we came upon an elderly woman sitting alone on a curb,” Singer said. “We asked her if she was okay. She told told us she couldn’t be with her family on Mother’s Day, so she decided to take a walk by herself on the boardwalk. When she tired, she sat for a moment on a bench to rest. That’s when someone approached her and berated her for violating lockdown rules by sitting on a bench, so she got up and left the boardwalk and moved to a curb down by the street where we found her.”
An elderly woman berated for sitting by herself on a bench by a boardwalk Karen.
“How does any of this make sense? We now have the COVID police yelling at elderly women who are alone on Mother’s Day. An elderly woman sitting on a bench by herself isn’t a threat to anyone. It’s absurd, and it’s far from the only example of nonsensical policies from this administration,” he asked. ““After canceling graduation ceremonies, the administration now is cracking down on the drive-by parades that everyone from school classes to first responders have taken part in to boost morale during this difficult time. What purpose does that serve? Waving to friends, classmates, and neighbors from the confines of a car does not put anyone at risk. It seems like the governor wants to squeeze every last bit of joy from people’s lives.”