This is the age-old question of Individualism vs. collectivism. Individualism is the basis upon which the United Sates was founded. The Declaration of Independence states that liberty is endowed to each individual by God and goes on to state the liberty is an inalienable right or it is unable to be taken from the individual. To protect these rights from government, the 1st Amendment says “ Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Notice, it says no, and there are no exceptions including a pandemic. The founders understood that once government had infringed on a liberty, that liberty was gone.
Collectivism is the believe that individual liberties are allowed only so long as they do not endanger the authority of the collective or the state. The collective or the state has the unrestricted and ultimate authority to determine what and how much of a liberty the individual can exercise. Collectivism is an all-encompassing term that includes Marxism, communism, socialism, progressive, and the Democrat party. All of these have at their core the believe in collectivism, or the supremacy of the collective or state.
Attorney General Barr said in an interview on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” that state governments in the U.S. need to “do a better job” of ensuring coronavirus restrictions are “properly targeted” and do not unnecessarily infringe on constitutional rights. He added that the country is currently facing “unprecedented burdens on civil liberties.”
“When a governor acts, especially when a governor does something that intrudes upon or infringes on a fundamental right or a Constitutional right, they’re bounded by that,” the attorney general said. “And those situations are emerging around the country, to some extent.”
It is the belief of many that Attorney General Barr was not strong enough. The states and cities are taking the liberty to change the word no to mean unless the governor or mayor deem the restriction on liberty to be in the best interest of the collective or the state.
We, the American people have willingly sacrificed our liberties for the promise of safety and equality. The inevitable end is the total surrender of liberty to the collective and the state. This has been the open declaration of some such as Pelosi, De Blasio, Gracetti, Whitmer and so many others. Regardless of what they say, they are abolishing our liberties and we not only have the right but the obligation to rise up in mass protests. If we do not, we will be even more dominated by a bureaucratic dictatorial government completing the transformation called for by Obama and in a recent conversation between Biden and Sanders. Their ultimate goal is to install a Marxist totalitarian state under the despotic rule of the “Dictatorship of the Proletariat.”
This is not hyperbole, nor is it farfetched. It is what is happening under the guise of safety.
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