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Authoritarians Using Coronavirus Fear to Destroy America
Ron Paul Institute ^ | 5-11-2020 | Ron Paul

Posted on 05/11/2020 9:26:01 PM PDT by TTFX

A Fresno, California waffle restaurant dared to open its doors for business this weekend to the delight of a long line of customers, who waited up to two hours for the “privilege” of willingly spending their money in a business happy to serve them breakfast on Mother’s Day. This freedom of voluntary transaction is the core of what we used to call our free society. But in an America paralyzed by fear – ramped up by a mainstream media that churns out propaganda at a level unparalleled in history – no one is allowed to enjoy themselves.

Thankfully everyone carries a smartphone these days and can record and upload the frequent violations of our Constitutional liberties. In the case of the waffle restaurant, thanks to a cell phone video we saw the police show up in force and try to push through the crowd waiting outside. An elderly man who was next in line to enter was indignant, complaining that he had been waiting two hours to eat at the restaurant and was not about to step aside while the police shut down the place. The police proceeded to violently handcuff and arrest the man, dragging him off while his wife followed sadly behind him to the police car.

It is hard not to be disgusted by government enforcers who would brutally drag an elderly man away from a restaurant for the “crime” of wanting to take his wife out for breakfast on Mother’s Day. A virus far more deadly than the coronavirus is spreading from Washington down to the local city hall. Tin pot dictators are ruling by decree while federal, state, and local legislators largely stand by and watch as the US Constitution they swore to protect goes up in smoke.

Politicians with perfect haircuts issue “executive orders” that anyone cutting hair for mere private citizens must be arrested. In Texas a brave salon owner willingly went to jail for the “crime” of re-opening her business in defiance of “executive orders.” To add insult to injury, Governor Greg Abbott very quickly condemned the one week jail sentence of salon owner Shelley Luther – but the officers who arrested her were only carrying out Abbott’s own orders!

First we were told we had to shut down the country to “flatten the curve” so that hospitals were not overwhelmed by coronavirus patients. When most hospitals were nowhere near overwhelmed, and in fact were laying off thousands of healthcare workers because there were no patients, they moved the goalposts and said we cannot have our freedom back until a vaccine was available to force on us or the virus completely disappeared – neither of which is likely to happen anytime soon.

Many politicians clearly see the creeping totalitarianism but lack the courage to speak out. Thankfully, patriots like Shelley Luther are demonstrating the courage our political leaders lack.

When Patrick Henry famously said “give me liberty or give me death” in 1775, he didn’t add under his breath “unless a virus shows up.” If we wish to reclaim our freedoms we will have to fight – peacefully – for them. As Thomas Paine wrote in 1776, “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloggers; coronapanic; notnews; reopen; ronpaul; rupaul; shutdown

1 posted on 05/11/2020 9:26:01 PM PDT by TTFX
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Something to think about, an article I came across.

I’ve partially complied when I thought it was about my health and of
course I was concerned for my family with this unknown virus “invading” our country. When I found out the number of COVID deaths were being exaggerated for monetary purposes, the lightbulb went on.

This will make you think...

When the State tells you it’s safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge but dangerous to go and buy a flower, it’s NOT about your health.

When the State shuts down millions of private businesses but doesn’t lay off a single government employee, it’s NOT about your health.

When the State bans dentists because its unsafe, but deems abortion
Visit is safe, it’s NOT about your health.

When the State prevents you from buying cucumber seeds because it’s dangerous, but allows in person lottery ticket and alcohol sales, it’s NOT about your health.

When the State bans all salons and barbershops when they’re educated and maintained on sanitation, but the Governor can get his stage make up done, and hair done for 5 TV appearances a week, it’s NOT about your health.

When the state puts you IN a jail cell for walking in a park with your
child because it’s too dangerous but lets criminals OUT of jail cells
for their health- It’s NOT about YOUR health!

When the state tells you it’s too dangerous to get treated by a doctor
Of chiropractic or physical therapy treatments yet deems a liquor store essential- It’s NOT about your health!

When the State lets you go to the grocery store or hardware store but is demanding mail-in voting, ITS NOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.

I will further add when the State says you can’t meet at Church but can meet in mass at Walmart, Target, Costco ..etc...It’s NOT about your health.

WAKE UP PEOPLE — If you think this is all about your health you’re

Copy and pasted. I take no credit, but 100% agree.

This should give you an idea and a taste what it it would be like living in an outright socialistic dictator ship. Times of duress can bring out some of the best as well as some of the worst in people as well as show who you can trust and rely on and who you can not. Place certain people in a position of power and before long it goes to their head and it does not take long until they come up with decisions which either reflect their ignorance or stupidity or are based on their insatiable desire to impose their will and control their fellow mans behavior.

The current coronavirus crisis or epidemic is rife with plenty of examples, a few of hem given in this article. One of my favorites is Gretchen Whitmer, Governor of Michigan rules is, that during this virus epidemic or dilemma, whatever name suits you, power boating is out but any other type of boating is permissible. It either shows plain ignorance or her true socialistic convictions have come to light and to the surface.

“Now I have the power and by God I am going to show them”

History is full of such examples and if taken to the extremes we end up with places like North Korea and anything in between. This is another reason why the founders of this Great Nation came up with the Second Amendment, as most of them were great judges of human behavior.

As Thomas Jefferson so eloquently quoted

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”.

2 posted on 05/11/2020 9:29:10 PM PDT by saintgermaine (THE TIME TRAVELLER)
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To: saintgermaine

end all lockdowns NOW.

3 posted on 05/11/2020 10:02:46 PM PDT by MAGAthon
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To: saintgermaine

I am soooooo tired of these restrictions. Just like everyone else.

4 posted on 05/11/2020 10:12:26 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (In these trying times, :Give me Liberty or Give me Death!)
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This is exactly what they are doing. They demand that we all else become dependent on government so these democrat totalitarians can control every aspect of our lives.


5 posted on 05/12/2020 2:08:51 AM PDT by joma89 (Buy weapons and ammo, folks.)
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