First in Freedom? Not Quite: WalletHub Rates NC THIRD MOST Restrictive IN COUNTRY Under Cooper’s Authoritarianism

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper gives an update on the state's response to COVID-19 during an afternoon news conference at the State of North Carolina's Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

RALEIGH – Well, that makes sense, right? Because North Carolina is one of the worst hit states by the coronavirus……errr….that’s not right. Actually, North Carolina is one of the ‘best performing’ state in terms of the actual viral impact.

Nevertheless, Governor Roy Cooper’s unilateral executive orders issued from on high to restrict the lives and activities of North Carolina citizens make the Old North State the third most restrictive in the nation after California and Pennsylvania, according to

The LEAST restrictive state in the country according to this list is South Dakota. That state is led by Governor Kristi Noem (R), who has a decidedly different approach to the role of government than our own governor:

Contrast that with Governor Roy Cooper’s habit of scolding anyone that dare disobey his commands and fighting in court to retain unchecked authority in issuing those commands.

You can view the rest of the rankings related to COVID restrictions and impact at WalletHub.

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