I thought Lowly Layman's reply was a quite respectful rebuff, actually. California is shutting down businesses again. Some Californians are still out of work from the previous shutdown, and now there's another one. Business bankruptcies are way up, mortgage defaults are way up, and the number of people in peril of homelessness and malnutrition is way up. Torturing granny? Try seeing one's own children tortured by hunger or loss of their home, and tell me again that the government isn't being draconian. Citizens must push back against this sort of tyranny. Civil disobedience is sometimes necessary, particularly if it might head off worse things (riots? armed rebellion?) later.