California’s lockdown policies urged him to be their most harsh critique
In an interview on Tuesday, Musk unveiled that he has left California and has moved to Texas.
Musk, who has had more than one home in Los Angeles and one in the Bay Area, made the announcement at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council annual summit in an interview with editor-in-chief Matt Murray.
Policies of the state of California were not business-friendly during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and Musk was openly criticizing states’ policies and at last, he has to move after months of criticizing
Musk’s move comes after months of him openly criticizing the state of California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to The Verge, at the end of April, speaking on a Tesla earnings call on Wednesday, Musk built up his discourse about shelter-in-place orders around the nation, calling them “fascist.” Musk stated,
“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,” said Musk. “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. What the f***!”
He continued: “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 fascist. This is not democratic. This is not freedom. Give people back their godd*mn freedom … Everything people have worked for all their lives is being destroyed in real-time. I think people are going to be very angry about this and are very angry.”
Before moving to Texas Musk openly criticized the lockdown policies around the country through social media and he tweeted, ‘Give people their freedom back!’ n response to a Wall Street Journal opinion piece asking whether the lockdown policy saved lives. “Bravo Texas!” he tweeted in response to the news that Texas was reopening for business, and finally, a bluntly stated, all-caps, “FREE AMERICA NOW.”
The State of California had been forcing him many months ago to shut down his sole car factory in the USA, and Musk warned them that he can move from California. In mid-May he gave an indication of how fed-up he was with the leftist governance of his home state of California, apparently urging followers on Twitter to join the conservatives of America as he tweeted succinctly, “Take the red pill.”
The Journal noted, “Musk later filed a lawsuit against Alameda County, home of the Tesla factory, and opposed local officials by proceeding to reopen the plant, challenging them to arrest him. The county finally confirmed the plant’s reopening and didn’t proceed with an arrest.”
In October, Musk filed paperwork transferring his personal foundation from California to Austin, Texas, according to local records. Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, has operations in Texas.
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