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  • Email Records Show Democrat Nashville Mayor Hid COVID-19 Data To Intentionally Inflict Economic Hardship on Bars and Restaurants…

    09/17/2020 3:34:14 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 34 replies
    conservative treehouse ^ | 09/17/2020 | sundance
    While the background story of data manipulation to intentionally inflict economic damage is stunning, the severity of the position of Nashville Democrat Mayor John Cooper is actually not a surprise. It must be remembered this is the same Nashville Mayor who created COVID-19 internment camps to forcibly detain people in a quarantine camp at a fairground. When one person jumped the fence to escape the police hunted him down and Nashville authorities charged him with “escaping a penal institution.” COVID-19 was criminalized. Two months after the internment camp incident a non-domiciled Nashville citizen named Joseph Bryant (61) was arrested for...
  • AG William Barr: Coronavirus Lockdowns ‘Greatest Intrusion on Civil Liberties’ Since Slavery

    09/17/2020 7:32:56 AM PDT · by libstripper · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sept 16, 2020 | Joel B. Pollack
    Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday evening “other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint,” coronavirus lockdowns were the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.” Barr’s comments came during a Constitution Day celebration at Hillsdale College, commemorating the date in 1789 when the Constitution was signed by the Framers in Philadelphia.
  • Barr says calls for coronavirus lockdown are the 'greatest intrusion on civil liberties' other than slavery in US history

    09/16/2020 7:57:48 PM PDT · by Toughluck_freeper · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 11:35 PM EDT, Wed September 16, 2020 | Katelyn Polantz and Christina Carrega
    Attorney General Barr trying to reign in the madhouse at the DOJ. :) "Name one successful organization or institution where the lowest level employees' decisions are deemed sacrosanct, there aren't. There aren't any letting the most junior members set the agenda," Barr said during his speech. "It might be a good philosophy for a Montessori preschool, but it is no way to run a federal agency," the attorney general added.
  • Articles of impeachment drawn up against Gov. Mike DeWine over coronavirus orders

    08/24/2020 2:06:13 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 11 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | August 24, 2020 | Jeremy Pelzer
    Three Ohio House Republicans have drafted articles of impeachment against Gov. Mike DeWine, claiming many of his administration’s coronavirus orders are unconstitutional and violate Ohioans’ civil liberties. While the chances of DeWine, a Greene County Republican, being removed from office are very slim, the articles of impeachment reflect ongoing dissatisfaction from many conservative lawmakers about the governor’s coronavirus response. A resolution introduced by state Rep. John Becker, a Clermont County Republican, includes 10 articles of impeachment against DeWine which claim he:
  • Why The Price Of Face Masking Is Not As Small As It Seems

    08/17/2020 6:09:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/17/2020 | Laura Baxter
    “There are no solutions, only trade-offs,” Thomas Sowell famously said. When government takes action, even if that action is desperately needed, we still give something up. In the case of the Wuhan virus — with the endless mask mandates, social restrictions, and shutdowns it has ushered in — that something is our precious freedom. The American founders recognized this conundrum. According to James Madison in Federalist 37, one of the greatest challenges of the Constitutional Convention was to find the right combination, the right proportions, of government power and individual liberty. The more we ask from our government, the more...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down Tony Evers' stay-at-home order that closed businesses, schools to limit spread of coronavirus

    05/13/2020 3:44:23 PM PDT · by T. P. Pole · 87 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | 05/13/20 | Molly Beck
    MADISON - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has struck down Gov. Tony Evers' order shutting down daily life to limit the spread of coronavirus — marking the first time a statewide order of its kind has been knocked down by a court of last resort. The state's highest court, which is controlled by conservatives, sided with Republican lawmakers Wednesday in a decision that curbed the Evers administration's power to act unilaterally during public health emergencies.
  • The Wuhan Virus Lockdown is a Colossal Blunder

    05/13/2020 6:39:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2020 | Steve McCann
    The Wuhan Virus pandemic is not the most significant crisis in our nation’s history. It isn’t even the greatest public health crisis in our history. But with the imposition of a near total national lockdown it is undoubtedly the greatest marginalization of personal liberty in American history. Over the centuries, in virtually all societies, people known to be infected by various deadly diseases were confined and isolated in order to mitigate the spread and protect the rest of society. Never have we confined the entire population ostensibly for the same objective. ... Using exponentially flawed models and projections, not based...
  • A New Day in a Fearful America

    05/11/2020 5:14:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2020 | Gavin Wax
    It’s a new day in America, that much is guaranteed. By now you’ve been told repeatedly how we’re living in a time like no other. Schools are empty, roads throughout most of our communities are quieter than normal, and the facemask fashion trends were certainly an unexpected twist to this year’s summer wardrobe. It is certainly a new day, but few would say things are better. Much like America in the days and months following the attacks of September 11th, our friends, family, and neighbors are beginning to ask how far we need to go in order to win the...
  • Did the Lockdown Model Cause Half the Coronavirus Deaths in New Jersey?

    05/08/2020 7:14:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    Instead of coronavirus overwhelming hospitals, it overwhelmed nursing homes. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. On March 31st, New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli issued an order to nursing homes and rehab facilities ordering them to take coronavirus patients. Relying on Governor Murphy's Public Health Emergency executive order, she issued a Health Department order that set out to achieve "the expedited receipt of patients/residents discharging from hospitals" by warning that, "no patient/resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the post-acute...
  • The Shutdown Is The Largest Infringement Of Rights In A Century

    05/07/2020 8:30:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 7, 2020 | David Marcus,
    Right now all of us have decisions to make about how much freedom is too much freedom. On the national lockdown loosening in some states and stubbornly persisting in others, Americans are very much of two minds. For some, including most of the media, it is an inconvenience, but a righteous one that saves lives. For others, often with smaller megaphones, it is a powerfully destructive force economically and socially. But we should be able to agree that, whether justified or not, the lockdown has been a massive infringement on Americans’ basic rights. At least since women received the right...
  • America Doesn’t Have A Justice System Anymore

    05/03/2020 10:50:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2020 | Kurt Schlichter
    The good news is that you might get out of future jury duty, because when you are asked under oath about your own biases during a federal criminal case jury selection you would have to answer honestly by responding, “Your Honor, I don’t trust a damn thing anyone in the FBI says.” If the heirs of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., were to go up on the stand and testify, the recent disgraceful revelations about how their bosses tried to frame LTG Mike Flynn mean you would be entirely correct to grant them the same credibility as the dude caught wearing a...
  • Is It Time for a Revolution?

    05/03/2020 4:52:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2020 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It was General George Washington who said, "If you want peace, prepare for war." It's time for America's business owners to fight back against a tyrannical government. Some might call that a revolution. But in this case, I'm talking about a war fought in the courts. I'm talking about a legal battle. It's time for lawsuits -- lots of them. It's time to defend our civil rights. It's time to defend our property rights. It's time to make tyrant governors understand this isn't a dictatorship and we're not their serfs. First an important question about the coronavirus. I am impressed...
  • What Good is Saving Lives if We’re Not Allowed to Live?

    04/30/2020 3:55:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2020 | Chris Stigall
    Let’s just get something straight, right off the top. The goal of this national shutdown was never about “saving lives.” It was about “flattening the curve” to avoid overwhelming our hospitals. No promises of not getting sick yourself. No guarantee if we all just wait it out COVID-19 would pack up and head back to Wuhan. No. It’s here to stay. We did our part. We bought the medical community time. We’d like to go back to work now. But, no. As New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy said this week, …”We’re in here trying to save lives, every single day....
  • AG Barr Orders DOJ To Go After States Violating Civil Liberties Over Coronavirus

    04/28/2020 8:27:18 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 35 replies
    NN ^ | 04-28-20 | Pippa Monroe
    Attorney General William Barr announced he had directed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to begin taking actions against states and localities that are infringing upon Americans' civil liberties amid coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.The news comes just a week after Barr warned he would take legal action against governors imposing state restrictions beyond what is needed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • China-Style Internet Control Is One Of The Worst Ideas For Solving Coronavirus

    04/27/2020 7:19:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 27, 2020 | Ilya Shapiro
    Including the line ‘China was largely right and the United States was largely wrong’ discredits any piece of writing that discusses civil liberties and the rule of law. My former law professor Jack Goldsmith, now at Harvard Law School, and Andrew Keane Woods of the University of Arizona Law School, have a remarkable article in The Atlantic that defends technology companies’ surveillance and speech controls regarding coronavirus information. “Significant monitoring and speech control are inevitable components of a mature and flourishing internet,” they write, “and governments must play a large role in these practices to ensure that the internet is...
  • COVID-19 And the Rise of Diminutive Democrat Dictators

    04/24/2020 11:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2020 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Democratic leaders are making quite a name for themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vote for one, and everyday Americans will find themselves disappointed. Especially when a crisis comes knocking. Eight years of former President Barack Obama (body by Esquire and mind by Baby Einstein), taught us that Ivy League educations and sounding smart mean nothing – if you lack common sense and logic. If Obama's years showed us anything, it is that power is always Democrats' end game. They will lie, cheat, and seek advantage during a crisis to get what they want. Never let a crisis go to waste!...
  • Elites Screwed Up Iraq, Russiagate, And Much More. How Can We Trust Their Coronavirus Management?

    04/24/2020 7:51:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2020 | Saritha Prabhu
    Virus management is about power and control, the two things the elite always want and therefore don’t want to relinquish even when the virus recedes. The big-picture story of American politics of the last four years has been a battle royale between elite power structures and millions of ordinary Americans. Donald Trump’s 2016 election win, the Russia collusion hoax, and the impeachment drama were all essentially tussles between elite control and democratic norms, between the will of the powerful and the will of the 2016 voters, a.k.a. Trump supporters. A loose assortment of unelected bureaucrats, D.C. power players, Democratic leaders,...
  • Americans React to the Battle Against COVID-19

    04/24/2020 4:59:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2020 | Kay Coles James
    When the nongovernmental National Coronavirus Recovery Commission was first formed in early April, commissioners requested that citizens submit comments and ideas to help it formulate recommendations that governments, businesses, and civil society could use to combat both the health and economic effects of COVID-19. Those comments have provided some critical insights into how Americans feel about America’s response to the coronavirus. Within 10 days, the commission received hundreds of submissions, most expressing frustration with the heavy-handed actions by states to halt everyday life, shut down businesses, and prevent people from earning a living. People also remain concerned about the intrusions...
  • Compared To FDR, President Trump Is A Crisis-Time Civil Liberties Champion

    04/22/2020 7:03:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/22/2020 | Burton Folsom
    Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington has accused President Trump of supporting “illegal and dangerous acts” during the Covid-19 crisis. As a free society, our country should indeed discuss constitutional abuses of power during times of national emergency.After World War I, for example, the Supreme Court, in Schenck v. United States, argued that restrictions on free speech were justified during wartime. But where should the line be drawn? Has President Donald Trump, by encouraging governors to close much of the American economy, gone too far? Is the Constitution in jeopardy?If we compare President Trump’s actions with those of President Franklin...
  • After a viral video shows a man being dragged off a bus, SEPTA reverses its coronavirus face mask requirement

    04/10/2020 4:24:59 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 04/12//2020 | Patricia Madej
    SEPTA says it will no longer enforce a short-lived policy requiring riders to wear facial coverings after a widely shared video showing a man being dragged off a bus, allegedly for not wearing one, prompted confusion about whether masks were mandatory while riding public transit. The video shows several Philadelphia police officers forcibly removing the man, who is later heard saying he was taken off the bus for not wearing a mask.