Saturday, April 4, 2020

Blood in the Streets, in Businesses, in Religious Sanctuaries, in Homes

By Adam Dick - April 04, 2020 at 04:45PM

undefined

Over the last few weeks, politicians at the local, state, and national levels of government have been increasingly asserting extraordinary power in the name of fighting coronavirus. As the power exercise continues to ramp up, and as the time people suffer lost liberty and lost income runs on, expect the crackdown to increasingly involve physical violence.

The longer the crackdown continues at its present or an increased intensity, the more the situation will look like a war between the enforcers of the mandates and the people who refuse to give up for so long so much of what gives life meaning.

Here is how I put it in my March 25 article concerning the drastic steps then being ordered then by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to shut down businesses the city government terms “nonessential”:
Garcetti and other government officials across America are ramping up the threats against people who are attempting to do no more than proceed with living their lives. In the short term, the harsh tactics the government officials pursue may rather easily yield success for their goals of massively suppressing the expression of human freedom. But, with time, the resistance to the oppressive restraints will grow. Many people will not take well to being caged for a long time. Governments will need to exercise greater and greater force to try to keep the people down. There will be blood in the streets and blood in the businesses.
It is now approaching two weeks later, and the tyrannical actions in the name of countering coronavirus continue to expand across America. Consider, for example, the villainous orders of Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo that include sending the military and police door-to-door and empowering state police to pull over all vehicles that have out-of-state license plates, all in the name of forcing a 14-day quarantine on people based on nothing more than that those people have been outside the state recently.

Now comes news of the enormity of the coronavirus crackdown being employed in New Jersey. Matt Arco reported Wednesday at NJ.com on some of the actions that have been taken by police in New Jersey to enforce the “order for New Jerseyans [to] stay at home unless necessary and the ban on social gatherings in the state.” These mandates, justified as needed to fight coronavirus, have led to police actions tearing away people’s ability to engage in a wide variety of social activities. Shutting down an indoor soccer match, a live auction, an engagement party, a gathering at a school for Talmudic study, a bar mitzvah, and an engagement party are examples Arco offers.

To make the violations of people’s rights even worse, the shut-downs, as Arco notes, are often coupled with fining individuals for violating the government’s coronavirus orders and even for child endangerment (though even the most ardent coronavirus fearmongers tend to admit that the danger to children from coronavirus is the most minimal).

Don’t expect the enforcement in New Jersey to let up soon. Arco quotes New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy giving this assessment of how the enforcement will proceed:
We’re going to be out every night, every day. We’re not going to be nice about it.
Anyone who has seen some videos of police brutality at traffic stops and elsewhere should know that this expansion of police powers will lead to violent actions by cops, whether the cops act upon malice or out of fear for their safety. It is just plain dangerous to invent a whole new class of prohibited peaceful actions for police to stop. Haven’t we been through this already with the drug war?

If this were a movie, the audience would be yearning for people to resist the ascent of the police state. They would be hoping victims will throw punches or pull guns in response to the repeated and widespread attacks on people’s ability to engage in fundamental human interactions.

That type of response does not seem to have happened much yet in reality. But give it time. People have breaking points at which they decide enough is enough. More people are reaching their breaking points each day.

from Ron Paul Institute Featured Articles

via IFTTT

No comments:

Post a Comment

Merchandise

Ron Paul America Cloud

Site Credits

Ron Paul America

is voluntarily affiliated with

Liberty Operations Group

______________________________

Site created, maintained and hosted by

Liberty Web Services

Tags

#TurnOnTheTruth 2008 2012 4th amendment 911 ACTION Afghanistan war Agency Aggression Principle al-Qaeda Alan Colmes Alert America America's Fault Americans antigun AR 15 assault weapon Audit Authoritarian bailouts Believe Big Brother big government bill of rights Blame blowback bubbles Bush Campaign for Liberty Career Politician Eric Cantor Central Bank Charity China churches collapse Collectivism Commission committee Compassion Congress Conservative constitution Crash dangerous person Democrat Democrats Donald Trump Donald Trump. Planned Parenthood drones economic Economy Edward Snowden End the Fed European Union Federal Reserve Floyd Bayne floyd bayne for congress force foreign interventionism free market free markets GOP Nominee GOP Presidential Debates Government Great Depression gun control House of Representatives housing bubble HR 1745 I like Ron Paul except on foreign policy If ye love wealth better than liberty IFTTT Individual Individualism Institute Irag Iran Iraq war ISIL ISIS Judge Andrew Napalitano libertarian Liberty Liberty Letters Liberty Report Lost mass Media meltdown metadata Micheal Moore Middle East Mitt Romney nap National Neocons New Ron Paul Ad New York Times Newsletters Newt Gingrich No Non non-interventionism NSA NSA Snooping Obama Overreach overthrow Patriot Act peace politicians Pope Francis President Presidential Presidential Race programs prosperity Race Racist Racist Newsletters Rand Paul Read the Bills Act recessions redistribution of wealth refugee crisis Repeal Obamacare Report Republican Republican Nomination Republican Nominee Republicans Revolution Rick Santorum Rick Santorum Exposed Ron Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute Ron Paul Institute Featured Articles Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity Ron Paul Institute Peace and Prosperity Articles Ron Paul Next Chapter Media Channel Ron Paul Racist Newsletters ron paul's foreign policy Ronald Reagan ronpaulchannel.com ronpaulinstitute.org Rosa DeLauro russia Samuel Adams Saudi Arabia Second Amendment Security Senate Senator September 11th attacks Show Soviet Spying stimulate Stock Market surveillance Syria tech bubble terrorist The the Fed the poor US US foreign policy Us troops USA Freedom Act Virginia Virginia Republican Primary voluntarism. Liberty Voluntary Warner Warning warrantless wiretaps YouTube