Elon Musk fights back against authoritarian lockdown

Salute to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who defied the stay-at-home order in Alameda County, California and re-opened his company’s factory.

Musk tweeted: “Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.”

On Saturday, Tesla sued the county government for the right to open its factory in Fremont, CA. The lawsuit argues that the government-mandated shutdown violates the 14th Amendment.

Last month, on a call with reporters, Musk called the government measures “fascist” and criticized the government for “forcibly imprisoning” people and violating their constitutional rights.

Wall Street Journal columnist Holman Jenkins went so far as to call Musk “the new ACLU.”

I completely agree with Musk’s views. Thank you for standing up for freedom.