Way back in 1789 we ratified the Constitution. It put limits on government to protect the rights of Americans. Now, some 230 years later, we still have to be vigilant. America's most basic liberties are under attack under the guise of Emergency powers granted under various legislation around our country.
The various governments are talking about suspending the right to peacefully assemble, the taking of personal property, the right to travel freely, the lockdown of entire counties and cities.
Jeff Reynolds does a good job of laying out the most egregious examples from our elected officials.
I get it, the corona virus is dangerous. However, we ratified a Constitution to limit the reach of government into our lives. It's one thing entirely for the citizens to decide to stay home, to self-quarantine, to protect their health. It's another ting entirely for the government at any level to mandate it.
I watched the President's press conference last night. One of the most egregious examples of government intrusion. They recommend that we limit all gatherings to ten (10) people or less, Yet, I counted eight (8) people at the dais, and I heard more than two reporters asking questions. If it's important to limit gatherings to 10 or less, then why were all those people in the room?
I generally support President Trump, but I expect him (and his medical professionals) to follow the guidelines that they all set. Anything else is rank hypocrisy.
COVID-19 may pose the greatest medical threat we've seen in my lifetime. That's what the medical folks are telling us. But, I'll believe it when they start working from home, limiting their travel, and staying out of rooms with more than 10 people in the room. Until then, this is just a control pocess, to get us ready for more government in our lives.