Overnight, the U.S. Has Become a Medical Police StateI have long feared a police state. Not the figurative one we’ve been letting develop for years now. I mean a literal one. Where they can stop you for any reason and ask you for your “papers.” Where they can restrict your movements, and your associations. Where they can confine you to your homes. This became an unfortunate reality for me and all other Virginians. Mayor Ralph “Blackface” Northam signed an Executive Order that essentially locks my state down. Police can stop any motorist and ask where they are going. If they aren’t going to a doctor or the store, they can be charged with a misdemeanor. For now. And those essential personnel who are still working have been given papers. Yes, “show me your papers” is finally here in the land of the free. Over the course of just a few weeks, America and most of the world has been subjected to a power play that rivals anything that George Orwell could have dreamed up. Whole countries locked down. People quarantined who have no illness. People restricted to their houses. “Social distancing” mandating that people stay six feet apart from one another. The closing down of virtually all businesses. No more going to the movies, or restaurants, or casinos, or concerts. Professional sports leagues and even the NCAA’s lucrative March Madness basketball tournament have been cancelled. All schools have been closed indefinitely. Benjamin Franklin wisely warned, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Considering the continuous fear porn coming from our leaders, few of us probably feel safe. And their totalitarian response to an invisible enemy should make all of us feel demonstrably less free.
Overnight, the U.S. Has Become a Medical Police State
Locally, in WAshington, associates mock me when I point out Insleez issued a proclamation citing RCW 38.08.030, and that it, clearly, states partial or full martial law can be declared by the governor by way of proclamation.
Of course, they point out the National Guard is not going door to door, blah, blah, blah. This, even as anti-gun, pro government control Insleez uses his seized power to shut down gun sales, destroy businesses and so on.
Our bastardized courts, long ago, twisted and turned the law to claim the exercise of the right to travel justified a waiver of the protections of article one, sections seven and nine (similar to the fourth and fifth amendments to the federal constitution). That is, you must give evidence to be used against yourself or you are presumed guilty and lose your license for one year ("implied" consent laws).
The foregoing aside, even as they release dangerous detainees, they threaten to replace them with citizens deemed to have violated vague martial law proclamations.
NOTE: Inslee's proclamation and the code sections cited in in, at the third paragraph of the second page, may be seen on line at government web sites.last edited by Brian |