COVID totalitarianism with a mixture of BLM/Antifa Communism tossed in is transforming America as if Quid Pro Joe has already been elected to POTUS. Are YOU prepared for this continuous Liberty-trampling? Justin Smith has some thoughts.
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Don’t Be A Sheep
Little by Little: Ending Freedom in America
By Justin O. Smith
Sent 7/10/2020 11:54 PM
“You can take your mask mandate and shove it right up your ass.” ~ Dan Bongino, former Secret Service agent
All across America there is an insistent advocacy within the federal government and many local and state governments for mandatory mask orders, regardless of the fact that such orders are unconstitutional, an extreme overreach of power, and a violation of one’s inalienable rights; and, over the past four months, forty-six states have suggested that masks should be worn, while twenty-two states, and the District of Columbia, have made wearing them mandatory, through executive orders from their governors. And, as local and state governments have moved to enforce these illegal orders, the people have grown weary and angry over witnessing elected officials, little by little, ending freedom in America.
On July 3rd 2020, Governor Bill Lee [Tennessee – Justin’s stomping grounds] authorized city and county mayors and councils to decide the question of whether to mandate masks or not, with Executive Order 54, that is in effect until August 3rd, taking the coward’s path. Immediately afterwards, although many mayors rushed to enact mask mandates, several chose to leave the matter, as a personal choice, in the hands of the individual.
No matter it’s temporary nature, the mandatory mask order stands in direct contravention of the principles of Liberty.
Rutherford County (TN) Mayor Bill Ketron wisely stood on the side of Liberty, and on July 6th, he stated that he wouldn’t enact a mandate. Previous to this, he had told Fox 17 that he didn’t have the power to make masks mandatory.
An opinion written on April 27th by Tennessee Attorney General William Slatery III, [JOS-LINK] states: “The General Assembly has, however, authorized local health departments to adopt regulations more stringent or restrictive than those provided by state law or regulation. Tenn. Code Ann. 68-2-601 (f)(3)(authorizing adoption of regulations to “protect the general health and safety of the citizens of the county” that shall be at least as stringent as the standard established by a state law or regulation as applicable to the same subject matter.”
Nothing in Tennessee’s state code has ever been passed by any legislature, nor has any other state issued anything remotely related to forcing individuals to wear masks for public safety. If one reads further into Slatery’s opinion, one also finds that the code he uses for support is aimed at public and government establishments, which should suggest to most cogent thinking individual’s that this cannot be used as any authority or justification for allowing any government entity’s abuse of power to restrict personal behavior and individual liberty. So mask mandates have no precedent in actual “law”, and therefore, they are just another tyrannical act pulled from whole cloth that move against individual liberty.
On April 15th 2020, New York Governor Cuomo issued a mandatory mask order, noting: “It’s over when people know I’m one hundred percent safe and I don’t have to worry about this. When does that happen? Until you have a vaccine, until you have the medical treatment, what do you do? How are you building the bridge?
Cuomo’s assumption of powers not entitled to his position in the executive are an overreach of power used to regulate private behavior. He has no legislative power to write or create new laws, and so under the separation of powers and the Guarantee Clause of the Constitution, he is violating the people’s rights by enforcing an unConstitutional order and holding himself before them as a man who would be their master, their king.
Many authorities have empowered businesses to refuse service, to anyone not wearing a mask, if they have large concerns over COVID. Essentially and unfortunately, governments are turning corporations into another arm of government enforcement.
Williamson County (TN) Mayor Rogers Anderson arbitrarily made masks mandatory, without even one vote cast, and non-compliance a Class A Misdemeanor that carries a $2500 fine and a possible prison sentence of 11 months and 29 days. He has told his citizens that writing a citation will be a last resort, which means enforcement will be uneven; however, it may not be enforced much at all, since it would immediately be met with multiple lawsuits, as it is, in fact, unConstitutional. But, Anderson also made note that the order does call on businesses to help with its enforcement on a voluntary basis.
On April 29th, Constitutional Attorney Mark Meuser, with the Dhillon Law Group, who is currently challenging California’s mask mandate, stated: “We don’t need 58 sets of laws in California. We don’t need 58 county health officials who are unelected, that no one knew even existed until a month ago to pass laws that are contrary and we don’t even know the true health benefits … This statute has no exemptions no cut out. It’s flat. It simply says if You are a person in Riverside County you must wear a mask”.
In March, early in this COVID pandemic, Dr Anthony Fauci himself, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRa6t_e7dgI) in a ’60 Minutes’ interview, dismissed masks as essentially useless, even though he has since attempted to back-pedal on that early statement: “There is no reason to be walking around wearing a mask. When you are in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel better, and might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection people think it is, and often there are unintended consequences.”
[Blog Editor: The video Justin referred to in the above Youtube link:
Posted by 60 Minutes
591K subscribers – Mar 8, 2020]
As reported by Madeline Farber, on January 24th (Fox News), Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University, in Tennessee, and a medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, stated: “Surgical masks will not prevent your acquiring diseases. … those masks don’t work to prevent inhaling diseases. When coughing, you can feel the puffs of air coming out of the masks.”
Each year ten million people are infected with tuberculosis by the 1.8 billion cases already existing in the world, and it is a fact that 1.5 million die from this illness each year. It’s quite telling that healthy people have never been required by any law to don masks to prevent TB, nor the infected either.
In a May 11th 2020 editorial, Dr. Russell Blaylock wrote [Blog Editor: I found same quote from Journal Online 5/23/20]: ” … until recently, the CDC did not recommend wearing a face mask or covering of any kind, unless a person was known to be infected … Non-infected people need not wear a mask. When a person has TB we have them wear a mask (not mandated by law however), not the entire community of non-infected. The recommendations by the CDC and the (World Health Organization) WHO are not based on any studies of this virus and have never been used to contain any other virus pandemic or epidemic in history.”
Blaylock also states: “Several studies have indeed found significant problems with wearing such a mask. This can vary from headaches, to increased airway resistance, carbon dioxide accumulation, to hypoxia, all the way to serious life-threatening complications.” [Ibid.] He continues in some great detail in the body of the editorial.
From the very start of our nation, the Founding Fathers were well aware of pandemics, like smallpox, and yet, they placed nothing in the U.S. Constitution to address any concerns they may have had regarding them. They did pass quarantine laws long after the republic came together, but never did they, nor would they, consider placing restrictions of individual liberty, like sheltering in place and forcing people to wear masks. Doesn’t anyone think they could have done this at the time, if they saw it as a good idea?
Executive orders are not law and one’s inalienable rights never cease to exist, even in the time of crisis — especially in the time of crisis. [Bold text is Blog Editor’s emphatic agreement]
On June 23rd, in Washington state, Lewis County Sheriff Robert Snaza — not wearing a mask after Governor Inslee made it mandatory — addressed a crowd outside a church telling them “Don’t be a sheep.”
Posted by The Photo Jay
321 subscribers – Jun 24, 2020]
There weren’t many in the crowd wearing a mask either, as they cheered his words, seen in a video, from the Daily Chronicle, while the nearby sign [JOS] that read, “The Bill of Rights protects this sign and your house” seemed to capture a public sentiment against the pandemic overreaches of power as if they mockingly said, “Oh, no … a virus. Quick — burn the Bill of Rights.” [Blog Editor: Notice in the video and photos in the Daily Chronicle that no Liberty-Loving Americans committed acts of vandalism or looting to protest Washington State Governor COVID mask totalitarianism.]
As an aside, one must also note that socialist inclined states led by Democrats are dragging their heels on reopening the country. They are using every excuse under the sun to explain the need for a slower opening, as they make it a more difficult process than need be along the way, including severe penalties for not wearing masks. They hope to slow the economic growth, in order to hurt President Trump’s chances of re-election, because they believe he stands in the way of their globalist desires and a governing system that contravenes and eradicates our Constitutional republic.
To date, the American people have seen data falsified to make COVID seem much worse than it actually is, and add to this the recent furor over the “Virus Surge”, and the possible need for a “second shutdown” being voiced by some governors. We have seen this used as an excuse to take measures never seen in U.S. history, like forcing healthy people to stay home and shut the entire economy down, resulting in a massive destruction of wealth and the economy itself. Approximately half of all small businesses in America are now projected to be on a path to failing, and now that want to tell us that before we can come back out and be productive, we all must submit to a wearing masks.
[Blog Editor: COVID data has been manipulated, deceptively reported and in many cases just plain lied about to substantiate a Dem-Marxist Globalist political agenda more than to draw conclusions based on empirical science:
- CDC acknowledges mixing up coronavirus testing data; By Marty Johnson; The Hill; 5/21/20 07:46 PM EDT
- New CDC Figures Show Fauci’s Dishonest COVID-19 Projections Were Garbage; By Michael Thau; Red State; 5/23/20 6:00 pm
- CDC estimates COVID 19 mortality rate is 0.4%, significantly lower than previously reported; By Alex Shabad; WCNC.com; Published 5/26/20 9:38 PM EDT – Updated 5/28/20 10:20 PM EDT
- Surgisphere Data Used in Two COVID Studies Called Into Question: Scrutiny prompts Lancet, NEJM to conduct independent data reviews; By Elizabeth Hlavinka & Amanda D’Ambrosio; MedPage Today; 6/3/20
- Nurses Allege Hospital Falsified COVID-19 Testing; By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee; Bank Info Security; 6/24/20
- Media is obsessed with COVID cases, but death rate is what is important; By John Ziegler; NY Post; Updated 7/6/20 5:17pm]
We already have great evidence that this is also about more than just a virus. Governing bodies are already moving to trace and track all U.S. citizens. They’ve already shown their willingness to dismiss and abrogate our inalienable rights all across the country, from closing what they called “non-essential businesses” to closing churches and infringing on our right to worship and to assemble. They tell us we must wear the mask, just a few weeks here in Tennessee — indefinitely elsewhere. Next they’ll be saying that it’s just for a few more months; it’s just until we get a vaccine; it’s just a microchip; it’s just a monument; it’s just an Anthem; it’s just a book or a movie; it’s just the police; it’s just your firearms; it’s just Christianity; and with less than five percent of the population crowding, attacking and herding the rest of the population, some tyrant wannabes suggest, it’s just your freedom and liberty.
Many of the anti-American, socialist Democrats and some fairly ignorant RINOs, on all levels of government, are using the mask mandate to create a consensus and build on the fiction that this is an emergency of such mammoth proportions, that it warrants extralegal authority for local and state authorities to subvert the Constitution, limit reopening the economy and trampling the Bill of Rights, in favor of a Cowardly New World Order and a “new normal” — more abnormal than anything one would ever wish to see again.
The good, decent and fine Americans across the country are nauseated at the sight of our liberties being sorely abused and suppressed by ridiculous, arbitrary, illegal measures mandated by people who are supposed to represent the people. They are charged with defending freedom, liberty and the Constitution, and yet, they do the exact opposite, as they weaponize COVID, in an attempt to condition us to accept the abuses of our liberty, in order to create a political environment conducive to forcing a “new normal” upon us all.
And this attack on liberty is an insufferable attack upon our nation, our freedom, especially when taken in conjunction with all the other abuses of our inalienable rights, the rule by fear and force without representation or legislation. So egregious have been the acts of our “leaders”, the situation demands all Americans must take a hard stand against mandatory mask orders and any other act of tyranny associated with the overblown, hyped COVID-19 event, by refusing to comply. We must fight back, with every fiber in our minds, heart and body, in the courts, the public arena, city councils, state legislatures, and even the streets if need be, to save American Liberty now and forever more.
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
Text embraced by brackets are by the Editor. Except where indicated by “JOS”, embedded links are by the Editor.
© Justin O. Smith