A handful of state governors have been level-headed through this shutdown madness. You can tell which ones have been great by how loud the media screams that they are heartless monsters who want you to die. On the other hand, these shutdowns have been a great excuse for a lot of Democrat Governors to unleash their inner Stalin. President Trump needs to order the Justice Department to put some of these Mini Hitlers in their place.
Right now in many states, residents are having too many of their constitutional rights breached to even count. Our right to freedom of movement is restricted. Our freedom of association is restricted. Our right to the free exercise of religion is restricted. Our right protecting us against unlawful search and seizure is restricted. Our right to peaceably assemble to petition state governments for a redress of grievances is restricted. Big tech is restricting our right to free speech if we say anything that violates the narrative about the origins of the virus.
Forget about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, because Governor Pol Pot is having way too much fun bossing you around right now (unless you are blessed to live in South Dakota, where Governor Kristi Noem has been awesome despite taking a lot of fake news heat).
Now that it’s clear to everyone that the scientists were wrong and we’re not going to suffer 11 million deaths, it’s time to reopen America. But Democrat Governors don’t want this bossing-everyone-around fun to end. They’ve had a taste of controlling virtually every aspect of your life for a month and they want to keep going.
Groups of Democrat Governors are banding together and announcing “regional” plans for the “gradual” lifting of their soft martial law. Oops! Did I say martial law? Because it’s totally not martial law.
A dance instructor in New Jersey explained on Joe Piscopo’s radio show that she was in her private dance studio all by herself earlier this week. She was providing virtual lessons to her dance students over the internet. She was alone, and all of her students were at their homes. But a cop knocked on the door and ordered her to stop and go home. She explained to the cop that she was all alone in the building and all of her students were on the internet.
“But you’re working,” explained the Nazi with a badge who was just following orders. And if she didn’t stop working, he was going to haul her out of that empty building and lock her in a cell with 50 other people to keep her safe.
How is this not martial law?
And as for these regional, gradual reopening plans, these Governors are acting like total dictators. California, Oregon and Washington have announced their fiat laws that residents and businesses will have to comply with before they will allow them to come out of martial law. These new laws which were not voted on by the people or passed by their legislatures grant amazing new powers to the Democrat Governors.
These states are claiming the right to test anyone, at any time, and to basically arrest and quarantine them for going about their lives. The states claim the right to take “extraordinary measures” to protect the most vulnerable – meaning that government suddenly has new powers to impose any rules it wants on elderly people. Businesses will have to comply with a laundry list of new rules that no one voted on, if they want to remain in business. If they don’t comply, government will shut them down.
Contrary to everything that these neo-Hitlers are telling us now, the shutdowns were not imposed to stop the coronavirus from spreading. They told us that the shutdowns were necessary to brace our healthcare system for the shockwave of potential cases, so that the system would not be overwhelmed. That was the whole reason – and we trusted them when they told us this. We upheld our end of the bargain, but now they don’t want to uphold theirs. They like the newly invented powers they are exercising over us.
The Democrat Governors are moving the goalposts and claiming unprecedented and unconstitutional power over our lives before they will lift the shutdowns. And unfortunately, a lot of people are going to go along with having their rights stripped away because they’re afraid.
Most of us would like to be let out of house arrest now. This is President Trump’s moment to shine, by cracking down on Governors who suddenly think they are kings who can dispose of our lives and our livelihoods on a whim.