Jackbooted Politicians Using the Corona Virus Scare to Violate Constitutional Rights, Others Engage in Fiscal Misconduct (UPDATED)

“If there’s some collateral damage for some others who do not share our view, well, so be it. “

—–Nancy Pelosi

 

Rhode Island shakedown:

Rhode Island police began stopping cars with New York plates Friday. On Saturday, the National Guard will help them conduct house-to-house searches to find people who traveled from New York and demand 14 days of self-quarantine.

“Right now we have a pinpointed risk,” Governor Gina Raimondo said. “That risk is called New York City.”

New York is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., on Friday reporting a total of 44,000 cases.

Rhode Island has just over 200, and it has begun an aggressive campaign to keep the virus out and New Yorkers contained, over objections from civil liberties advocates.

Raimondo, a Democrat, said she had consulted lawyers and said while she couldn’t close the border, she felt confident she could enforce a quarantine.

That is a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.

The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385, original at 20 Stat. 152) signed on June 18, 1878, by President Rutherford B. Hayes. The purpose of the act – in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807 – is to limit the powers of the federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies within the United States.

The act does not prevent the Army National Guard or the Air National Guard under state authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within its home state or in an adjacent state if invited by that state’s governor.

The problem with Raimondo’s tactic, is that the National Guard isn’t being called up to assist law enforcement in a civil unrest scenario. The intent is to force citizens to knuckle under a policy that violates civil liberties.

More: https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/491155-can-the-president-declare-martial-law-in-response-to-coronavirus

The mayor of Los Angeles wants to arrest citizens:

Don’t worry folks in LA, if you’re not complying with the whole ‘stay at home’ thing deputized city officials will just ‘pay you a visit.’

Note, if he hadn’t mentioned deputizing people we might not be quite as unnerved listening to this elected official on CNN talking about arresting people like he’s talking about ordering coffee for his office. You know it’s pretty insane when even Chris Cuomo is making a face:

Watch.

 

And threatens to shut off their power/water.

He tries that shit, and it will not end well.

The government crackdown begins:

New York City has already seen the closures of establishments such as concert venues and bars that do not serve food, with restaurants restricted to takeout and delivery only — restrictions being imposed in jurisdictions across the country. This was followed by restrictions across the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, which include 8 p.m. curfews, and the closure of all schools, gyms, movie theaters, and casinos. This does not count those run by Native American tribes, although the Oneida Indian Nation stated they would be closing casinos.

Additional restrictions that New York law permits in a state of emergency include “the suspension or limitation of the sale, dispensing, use or transportation of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and flammable materials and liquids” and the establishment of emergency shelters and medical shelters.

Now, why would they care about alcohol and firearms if they weren’t already trying to restrict those, especially firearms?

California shut down the entire state, ordering people to stay home. Wonder if that covers the illegal aliens. Gavin Newsom, the leftwing douche who governs the state, is talking martial law.

Pennsylvania ordered a police-enforced shut down of “non-life sustaining” businesses.

Ohio ‘ordered’ residents to stay home.

Some politicians engaged in insider trading after receiving tips about the coronavirus before the stock market decline:

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, along with three other Senate colleagues, should be ashamed and investigated for insider trading if reports alleging they dumped their stock after receiving a classified briefing on coronavirus Jan. 24 are true.

If it is true, which it appears to be, Burr should also be removed as the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. According to reports he sold $1.6 million of his stock after receiving the closed door briefing.

He, along with Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, Democratic California Senator Dianne Feinstein and Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe were privy to information that the rest of the nation was unaware of regarding the crisis brewing with COVID-19 and basically that’s called insider information.

The FBI shut down access to online public records.

At least one governor has the guts to go against the bullshit:

When Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) issued an executive order Friday to put a statewide shutdown in place, he exempted gun and ammunition stores by labeling them “essential.”

The order, titled “Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8),” contains various headings, under which are listings of businesses considered “essential” for day-to-day life. Under the heading, “Supplies for Essential Businesses and Operations,” the order makes clear that “firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers” can remain open, noting that they serve the purposes of “safety and security.”

The Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb reacted to Pritzker’s recognition of the “essential” nature of firearms to the American life by saying, “When an anti-gun Democrat Governor declares that essential businesses includes firearm and ammunition suppliers and retailers for purposes of safety and security, that is really a big deal. Every Governor should copy the Illinois example when issuing stay in place and business closure orders in the face of the Corona Virus.”

 

And so does the mayor of Tampa:

As the number of coronavirus cases rise in Florida and Tampa Bay, state and local officials should avoid an emotional response and be clear-eyed about the impact of further restrictions. There are a number of variables to consider before issuing sweeping stay-at-home orders, and while public health ranks at the top the impact of further restrictions on families, businesses and the economy cannot be ignored. This new normal is going to evolve over months rather than days, and a knee-jerk reaction to the news of the minute could have more severe long-term consequences than any potential benefit.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has been unfairly criticized on cable news and social media for his methodical approach to gradually implementing statewide restrictions as governors in New York, California and Illinois have issued sweeping stay-at-home orders. In fact, Florida’s governor has struck a reasonable balance. He has spoken regularly and frankly to Floridians about expanding testing and acquiring medical supplies, and he has appropriately expressed concern about overbearing, statewide restrictions that would impact the physical and mental health of families and inflict more harm on a state economy that already is being devastated. “You simply cannot lock down our society indefinitely with no end in sight,” DeSantis said Monday afternoon.

 

FYI: In 2012, Obama signed an Executive Order that allows the government to command privately-owned communication systems.  The Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions Executive Order authorized the US Department of Homeland Security to take control of the country’s wired and wireless communications — including the Internet — in instances of emergency.

What kind of a manufactured crisis would take place for all of this to happen?

Let that sink in.

I am sticking to my normal routine. I go to the store, visit friends, and go out and about as I wish. I will not tolerate jackbooted authorities nor will I participate in the hysteria.

When this all blows over in a couple of weeks, we can have a good laugh over the feverish dread and the stampedes for toilet paper. Until then, I’m going to live a normal life without all this manufactured anxiety.

 

Related articles:

https://www.conservativereview.com/news/horowitz-quarantine-tyranny/

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/how_long_will_americans_tolerate_coronamadness.html

https://nypost.com/2020/03/08/coronavirus-going-to-hit-its-peak-and-start-falling-sooner-than-you-think/

https://gellerreport.com/2020/03/wall-street-journal-questioning-the-clampdown.html/

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https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/common-sense-facts-about-the-corona-virus/

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