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  • ‘Americans Don’t Get Ruled’ – Illinois Judge Unloads on Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order (total knockdown)

    05/26/2020 9:46:16 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 19 replies
    RedState ^ | May 26, 2020 | Susie Moore
    Lost in the shuffle of the Memorial Day holiday weekend — unusual, though it was — an Illinois judge unloaded on Governor J.B. Pritzker’s still-in-effect stay-at-home order this past Friday. I’ve written previously regarding the significant distinction between Chicago — and even Springfield — and “outstate” or “downstate” Illinois. This judge’s decision further highlights that great divide. The back story: State Rep. Darren Bailey, a Republican from the state’s 109th District, filed a lawsuit against Pritzker in April, asserting that Pritzker’s stay-at-home order unfairly affected the residents of his home county. Clay County Judge Michael McHaney issued a temporary restraining...
  • Mandatory Masks Aren’t About Safety, They’re About Social Control

    05/27/2020 2:26:38 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 119 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 27 May 20 | Molly McCann
    On May 26, Virginia’s Gov. Ralph Northam announced that wearing masks outside one’s home will be mandatory effective May 29. He first hinted he might issue a masking order a week ago, likely to test the water. A new refrain in public discourse is growing in volume by the day: “Things will never be the same.” The certainty with which we are assured of this pre-determined future is perplexing. Whether or not “things” will ever be the same is not at all clear, but that some people hope things will never be the same is certain. To those looking to...
  • Memorial Day 2020

    05/25/2020 7:25:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 5-25-20 | MOTUS
    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." —Winston Churchill As we do on this day each year, we pause to remember the men and women who died fighting for our freedom. We stand by humbly, gratefully, silently, to honor their sacrifice. We remember… We mourn for those lost… And we mourn for those they’ve left behind… As we reflect once again on the the steep price of freedom. if you’re lucky enough to live someplace where picnics, parades and celebrations have not been outlawed by fiat, by all means...
  • Five Quick Things: Let That Mask Slip

    05/25/2020 5:58:19 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 177 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 25 May 20 | Scott McKay
    That mask isn't virtuous, nor is it going to keep you from catching the virus. Plus, various other things. It’s time to say a few things which need to be said — and to irritate some people who need to be irritated (as they are surely irritating). And on with the show… 1. Enough with the Mask-Nazi nonsense. Those of us who refuse to live our lives in fear, or to bow to those who do, have a message for the rest of you — the time has come and gone for us to continue with this idiotic charade of...
  • Taiwan promises 'support' for Hong Kong's people as China tightens grip

    05/24/2020 8:53:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with “necessary assistance”, President Tsai Ing-wen has said, after a resurgence in protests in the Chinese-ruled territory against newly proposed national security legislation from Beijing. Taiwan has become a refuge for a small but growing number of pro-democracy protesters fleeing Hong Kong, which has been convulsed since last year by protests. Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse tens of thousands of people who rallied on Sunday to protest against Beijing’s plan to impose national security laws on the city. Writing on her Facebook page late on Sunday,...
  • [VIDEO (2:55)]: MSNBC: Americans Are Too "Obsessed" With Freedom

    05/24/2020 8:02:23 AM PDT · by Maceman · 18 replies
    PragerU ^ | 5/19/2020
    Got that right. Like, share, comment if you're "obsessed" with freedom. LINK
  • Boston Globe: More Laws Needed Because Gun Kit Sales ‘Seem to Be on the Rise

    05/24/2020 8:47:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 5/22/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    The Boston Globe ran an editorial in support of the Democrats’ latest gun control push and bolstered their position by suggesting gun kit sales “seem to be on the rise.” The Globe is backing Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) push for new regulations on “ghost guns” and the gun kits from which such guns are built. Breitbart News reported Blumenthal’s claim that such guns are “untraceable,” yet he also claimed to know there are currently elevated sales of such guns.
  • For Those Who Think We Don't Care.

    05/23/2020 11:00:11 AM PDT · by knarf · 40 replies
    FB Newsfeed ^ | May 23, 2020 | Those of us who genuinely care
    First of all, I mean no disrespect to anyone who disagrees... We can see things differently and still get along... I have love for all friends and family no matter what your viewpoint is... I happen to agree with this. For those who ridiculously claim that we who want our jobs and lives back don’t care about others, this is for you. In light of all the videos that are considered conspiracy theories and are leaving people to wonder what the truth really is, there’s this. I can’t say 100% what the truth is. I know I’m finding it hard...

    05/21/2020 12:58:10 PM PDT · by windhover · 7 replies
    Vanity- Seattle Times ^ | 5/21/2020 | windhover
    The French have a saying that has its origin and meaning in revolution: "We obey tyrants until we hang them from lamp posts". Later-on the Guillotine was invented to carry out this principle more effectively. Fortunately, in America we have an option to the annihilation of tyranny by lamp post. We have the Constitution of the United States of America that guarantees our freedom,the right to live, equality under the law, the separation of powers, and elections to throw the tyrants out.
  • The Effect of Christian Society on Children’s Wellbeing

    05/21/2020 12:00:59 PM PDT · by Teleios Research · 4 replies
    Teleios evaluated measures that could affect wellbeing of children specifically using the top 50 countries from the Human Freedom Index compared to the 50 top countries persecuting Christianity from the Open Doors World Watch List. Children in free countries, which are historically Christian, demonstrate better wellbeing and associated with numerous legal, security, health, and educational measures potentially associated with enhanced wellbeing for children.
  • The Influence of Christianity on Societies Economic Wellbeing

    Teleios evaluated various publicly available social, political and economic measures of the 20 countries with the highest average Gross Domestic Product (GDP) who were listed in the top 25% of the Economic Freedom Index versus the 20 with the GDP in the bottom 75%. Our analysis showed countries with the highest mean GDP also ranked in the top 25% of free countries, and demonstrated additional differences that might impact general wellbeing, including greater: human, economic and press freedom, more happiness and less corruption.
  • Washington Post Writer: We Can’t Beat The Virus Because Americans Stubbornly Love Their Freedom Too Much

    05/17/2020 9:03:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Over at the Washington Post, Keith Humphreys ended the week on a pessimistic note, opining that no matter how much testing and contact tracing is required to get us fully past this pandemic, America will never do as well as several other countries that seem to be taming the virus more quickly. The reason? Because Americans love their “freedom” too much. (Please note for the record that it was Humphreys who put the word freedom in scare quotes, not me.) He begins by quoting medical professionals who insist that the only path toward the new normal relies on our...
  • HHS Secretary Azar says people going to bars despite coronavirus pandemic is 'part of the freedom we have'

    05/17/2020 10:43:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Sunday he understands that while it may be “irresponsible” for people to gather in large groups during the coronavirus pandemic, it is also “part of the freedom” Americans have as states begin to ease their social distancing guidelines. Responding to a question on CNN’s “State of the Union” about reports of people crowding into bars in Ohio and other parts of the country, Azar said that while federal officials can offer “guidance,” it’s up to local leaders to implement it in their communities. “I think in any individual incidence you're going to...
  • Gov. Jay Inslee retracts requirement that diners provide contact info when restaurants reopen (WA)

    05/15/2020 11:11:03 PM PDT · by steve86 · 51 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 15, 2020 at 6:13 pm
    When dining rooms in Washington start to reopen in the coming months, restaurants will not be required to record customers’ contact information after all. In a walk-back of a controversial component of the restaurant reopening guidance issued earlier this week, Gov. Jay Inslee’s office issued a statement on Friday evening “clarifying” that the state will not require customers to provide their contact information when they go out to eat. Instead, businesses are asked to maintain a list of customers who voluntarily do so.
  • Coronavirus lockdown protest outside Pa.’s Capitol in Harrisburg: Live updates

    05/15/2020 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 30 replies
    PennLIVE ^ | 5/15/2020 | Christine Flack (+ 3 others)
    Thread with running coverage, pictures and video of the protest underway at the PA State Capitol in Harrisburg.
  • Businesses Chafing Under COVID-19 Lockdowns Turn to Armed Defiance

    05/14/2020 11:26:22 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 23 replies
    Yahoo via NY Times ^ | 5/14/2020 | Manny Fernandez and David Montgomery
    SHEPHERD, Texas — When Jamie Williams decided to reopen her East Texas tattoo studio last week in defiance of the state’s coronavirus restrictions, she asked Philip Archibald for help. He showed up with his dog Zeus, his friends and his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
  • Rifle (CO) Restaurant Reopens Despite Cease and Desist Order

    05/14/2020 7:34:35 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies ^ | 05.13.2020 | Stefany Busch
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado. – Shooters Grill in Rifle received a cease and desist order from the Garfield County Public Health Department and the Rifle Chief of Police on Tuesday after reopening its dining room against guidelines from the Garfield County Health Department. Shooters began opening its dining room at 30% capacity on Saturday and has served hundreds of customers so far. Owner Lauren Boebert decided to go against guidance from the City of Rifle, the Garfield County Public Health Department and County Commissioners by opening up the dining room. The restaurant prides itself on being a safe place to eat...
  • Armed militia helped a Michigan barbershop open, a coronavirus defiance that puts Republican lawmakers in a bind

    05/13/2020 5:35:00 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 35 replies
    Washinton Compost ^ | May 12, 2020 | Moriah Balingit
    OWOSSO, Mich. —Armed members of the Michigan Home Guard stood outside Karl Manke's barber shop, ready to blockade the door if police arrived. They were determined to help Manke, 77, reopen his shop Monday, in defiance of state orders, and dozens joined them, wearing Trump sweatshirts and Trump cowboy hats and waving Trump flags. They gathered not because they desperately needed haircuts but to rail against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s approach to fighting the coronavirus outbreak in Michigan, one of the nation’s worst hot spots. They were channeling President Trump’s support of such protests, but some also were taking aim...
  • Trump Lays Groundwork To Ban Mandatory Vaccinations Across U.S. (Older but hopefully still holds)

    05/12/2020 5:39:31 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 20 replies
    News Punch ^ | 1/22/18 | Baxter Dmitry
    President Trump has created a new division within the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, with the express purpose of banning mandatory vaccinations across the country, and ensuring citizens have a right to choose their own healthcare. With the establishment of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division division on Thursday, Trump has laid the groundwork to dismantle each and every vaccine mandate across the country. Big Pharma’s chokehold on the nation’s health has been released. If you don’t think this new division at the Health and Human Services Office is a big deal, it’s time to think again....
  • Elon Musk defies coronavirus lockdown and reopens Tesla plant in California after suing local officials for ordering it to remain closed until June

    05/11/2020 2:08:31 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 44 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/11/2020 | By MEGAN SHEETS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Employees were seen reporting to the Tesla facility in Fremont early Monday Tesla filed a lawsuit against Alameda County on Saturday after the Fremont plant was shuttered amid the statewide lockdown on March 23 The suit claims county officials ignored Gov Gavin Newsom's allowances for '16 crucial infrastructure industries,' including transportation, to continue operating Musk announced the legal action on Twitter, threatening to move the automaker's headquarters to another state Tesla said it implemented strict safety measures prior to reopening the plant Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19 Elon Musk appears to have reopened a Tesla plant in...