In the 1920s and 30s, the ruling elite became deeply intoxicated with the illusion that they could regiment human beings like machines on a factory floor. Realizing it wouldn’t happen overnight, they hatched a plan to stealthy erode our freedoms over the decades in small increments that the average voter would never spot. But with the terrorist attacks on 9/11 the ruling elite realized they had a better weapon to control the masses – fear. Thus began an open assault on our freedoms and our way of life.
After eight years of Obama’s attempt to destroy our sovereignty, our economy and healthcare, the ruling elite believed their goal was within easy reach. Unfortunately, at least for them, American voters had other ideas and thus begun their four year assault on the election of Donald Trump.
So far that hasn’t gone very well for them so they have now turned to the States to strip our liberties. Using their logic of quarantines, disease prevention, and medical precaution, to trample any questions about justice, freedom, or fundamental rights, the left believe they have found the silver bullet – Damn the economy, Damn the Constitution, Damn American families – opposition must be stomped out of existence.
Panics from pandemics has unleashed unchecked governmental power. Lockdowns, curfews, troops on the streets, government handing out “free” money. It is utter madness!
Already, state governments have suspended the First Amendment rights of millions of citizens with shutdown, stay-at-home, curfew orders that prohibit obtaining a petition for a public protest, or even being physically present for a public protest. Indeed, even meetings in “more than ten” are prohibited by various governing jurisdictions within the United States.
Under the guise of “unnecessary businesses,” “emergency powers,” or simply by furloughing or reducing staff that handle background checks, the left has shown its willingness to limit Second Amendment rights. Mayors declare the right to ban gun sales; some states have reduced or eliminated background-check personnel thus delaying gun sales indefinitely; and other states have simply shut down all gun sales. All of this happening at a time when they are dumping hardened criminals on the streets of America.
They are violating our Fourth Amendment rights by invading our personal privacy, looking for tools to monitor our every move, associations, activities and behavior. The watching eye in the sky can now be the Alexa in your home, the camera on your computer, and the phone in your hand. A pandemic is here. Privacy ended.
The protection for our right to make a living arises from the Fifth Amendment right to property without deprivation by due process of law, and the obligation for the government to compensate any such takings. Yet, governments across America have stripped us of our right and ability to make a living, and engage in the free market by shutdown orders, curfews, and stay-at-home orders. No compensation. No substitution. No wages. No revenues. No opportunity. Labor lost that can never be recovered, ever, while it leaves our economy teetering on the edge of a worst-ever depression.
States want the authority to involuntarily imprison citizens on mere fear of infection, without probably cause of crime or clear and present danger of harm, to deny access to personal counsel in an unsupervised manner in violation of the Sixth Amendment and act as judge, jury and executioner in violation of the Seventh Amendment right to a trial by jury, as jury trials themselves have been suspended around the country.
Think about it – there is not one single word in the Constitution about plagues or pandemics that would allow the government to suspend the Bill of Rights.
It is time to wake up. Maybe it is time in the motto of V for Vendetta, to “Remember, remember the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot.” As that film’s lead character well said: “People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
Only when an awake public asserts their human liberties to protest the loss of their liberties will, then, governments quit using public health crises to seize power that does not belong to them.
Source: The Lockdown’s Reichstag Firefighters Are Fascist … in the NEGATIVE Sense by John Zmirak, The Stream; I am an American constitutional lawyer – and I see our government using Covid-19 to take away our fundamental rights by Robert Barnes; How To Stop The Shutdown Madness by Steve Richards