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#WUHAN – Americans And The Price You Pay, Part II

24 March 2020 @ 16:51

Continuing on the theme I expressed in Part I

From the New York Post, Julia Marsh and Kenneth Garger reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain]:

New Yorkers who flee to Florida during the coronavirus outbreak will have to self quarantine for two weeks when they arrive — or risk facing criminal charges, the Sunshine State’s governor said Monday.

Gov. Ron DeSantis [R] said he was issuing the executive order that would apply to all travelers from New York City, which, as of Monday, has recorded 12,305 cases of the virus. By comparison, Florida so far has 1,100 cases.

The order also applies to areas surrounding the Big Apple, but DeSantis didn’t specify the exact perimeter.

The Florida governor said about 100 flights from New York City and the surrounding area arrive to his state daily. He said he believes at least one person aboard each flight is infected with the illness.

DeSantis at an earlier Monday press conference said, “We are getting huge amounts of people flying in. We are looking at how to address those flights.”

“In New York (City), when they did the stay-at-home order, what did people do? A lot of people fled the city and they are going to stay with their parents or fly (out),” DeSantis said.

Further, from the report, we learn:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday issued a statewide lockdown, which went into effect Sunday night, that closed all non-essential businesses and requires all nonessential government and private-sector employees to work from home.

In The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, GOP Governor Charlie Baker, while not issuing a Shelter-In-Place Order, has issued a ‘Stay-At-Home’ advisory that strongly urges the citizens of The Bay State to act as if an order has been issued [in other words: we will send the Police to Harass you.  From WCVB-TV, we learn:

Baker also ordered the closure of nonessential businesses, starting at noon Tuesday. This order will also expire on April 7….

Baker also ordered the closure of nonessential businesses, starting at noon Tuesday. This order will also expire on April 7….

Well…that’s something, I suppose.

In California, their Leftist Governor is issuing Executive Orders left and right Curtailing personal freedoms.

From Warner Todd Huston, we learn:

The governors of states including Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania have warned citizens that if they dare break state quarantine orders, they will be confronted or even arrested.

It is probably no surprise that the loudest governors are Democrats.

In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf insisted that he is prepared to sic the police on those thinking they have freedom in his state.

“We will use the state police to enforce the rules we put into place,” he said according to ABC 27.

Pennsylvania is not alone. According to the New York Post, police in New York City are being given the green light to arrest people who dare to break New York City’s orders to self-quarantine.

Gov. Cuomo’s office also warned people that police will be empowered to approach people to force them to observe the state’s “social distancing” orders.

On Friday, the morbidly obese Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker also issued a state-wide self-quarantine order. Police there have been given greater powers to confront people going about their daily lives.

The City of Chicago insisted that disobeying the quarantine orders could result in serious legal action.

On the other hand, police across the nation are also putting a halt to arresting actual criminals. Police departments in Fort Worth, Texas, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for instance, have both stopped arrest “low-level” criminals.

So, to put a fine point on this, police across the nation are putting an end to arresting actual criminals and shifting instead to arresting or persecuting normal Americans who dare to break some government’s overwrought orders to self-quarantine.

Do we still live in America?

Damn Good question, WTH.

There’s a spirit here that’s floating around like…well like a Virus of Overreaction, but, more importantly, the virus that afflicts elected officials and Bureaucrats all the time: the Virus Of Using Power Corruptly, going beyond Right Reason, setting Precedents for future use.

The Freedom Of Movement for citizens and the Right to Peacefully Assemble are being Halted in Violation of the Spirit that Animates a Constitutional Republic.

‘He has…sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.’

Living in such a Republic and enjoying the Freedom And Ordered Liberty it brings, means we will face risks that no Authoritarian or Totalitarian Government has to concern itself with.  This is The Price We Pay.

The refusal off so many Americans to Accept those Risks is more Harmful to us and Our Posterity than any real Virus.

Powers once ceded during a crisis are very hard — almost impossible — to get back.

Are we going to Meekly accept such a situation?

If the answer is ‘Yes’ then the Self-Enslavement of American Citizens will abide.

Is that a country you want to live in?


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