New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy laughed & smirked when he said: “I didn’t think about the Bill of Rights when doing this.” The governor was responding to a question concerning his lockdown order.
As Murphy was laughing, he also said that THAT was above his pay grade. Say what? THAT is exactly within his pay grade. It entered his pay grade when he took an oath to uphold the US Constitution. THAT includes upholding the Bill of Rights.
GOVERNORS: CIVIL RIGHTS BE DAMNED!
Which is scarier:
1) An elected official who thought about the Bill of Rights but decided “the hell with it, civil rights don’t matter, my power is more important!”
2) An elected official who never even THOUGHT about civil rights when issuing orders to arrest citizens for not following his edict?
TYRANTS IN GOVERNORS’ MANSIONS
How many governors factored in Americans’ civil rights when drafting their lockdown orders?
Many governors’ lockdown orders go WAY BEYOND what is needed to protect public health, or just plain make no sense, such as Michigan’s.
Michiganers can’t mow their own lawns, nor plant tomatoes in the backyard, nor paint their own houses. They can kayak on Michigan’s lakes but not motorboat on the same lakes. They can’t sequester themselves in the remote mountain cabins owned by many working-class and middle-class Michiganers.
Oregon governor’s order shuts down wide-open spaces, including beaches, parks, lakes, rivers, wilderness areas. These spaces are PERFECT for Oregonians wanting to maintain six feet between themselves and others. What about the health consequences of having no exercise over a prolonged period of time?
What about the 26 Oregon counties (out of 36) that have had no coronavirus deaths, and each with positive tests in the single digits? Why should the citizens of these counties be forced into bread lines?
CIVIL RIGHTS BE DAMNED!
Democrats have never let the Bill of Rights stand in their way in their quest for more power and control. What is the best way to control the masses? Destroy the middle-class, demoralize the people and take away their hope, by destroying the economy and their livelihoods.
Democrats want to turn the masses into beggars, begging for food & shelter off the government. Communist leaders in Russia (5 million died) and China (45 million perished) used starvation to control their people. Is there much difference here? Eventually, the economy will be so dead, government will be rationing food.
US Attorney General Bill Barr said the stay-at-home orders are “disturbingly close to house arrest.” He went on to say: “There are very, very burdensome impingements on liberty” when referring to the governors’ lockdown orders.
BILL OF RIGHTS PROTECTS AMERICANS FROM TYRANTS
The governors of the states with the most draconian lockdown orders are Democrats. Their goal is far less about public health than about training their citizens to accept and get used to fewer personal freedoms.