The coronavirus has established an unambiguous power surge in the halls of mayors’ offices and governors’ mansions across the country. There are some leaders who have not overstepped their constitutional authority in efforts to make us “safe” from the coronavirus, but most have. In fact, some have gone so far as to institute martial law on their citizens, though nobody ever calls it that.
Is it too harsh to call it “martial law”? Isn’t it just a quarantine? The best way to answer these questions is to understand what a quarantine actually is. When people are highly contagious with deadly diseases, they are quarantined. This is to prevent the spread of the infection. The various coronavirus lockdowns were not quarantines. They were lockdowns tantamount to martial law because the vast majority of people who were affected were not infected with the coronavirus. Even in heavily populated New York City, which had a governor still telling people to go about their business as usual as late as last month, the antibody rate is 1 in 5 residents.
Nearly everyone who was infected under the age of 50-years-old who did not have underlying health issues never even felt a symptom. Is that really worth a lockdown that suppresses our rights and destroys our economy? No.
It’s time to “flatten the curve” because the sharp rise in authoritarianism, draconian mandates, and martial law is unacceptable in the United States. We must keep fighting for our rights now and be prepared to fight for them again in the future.
In our latest episode of the NOQ Report, Tammy and I discuss this and a few other topics, including:
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