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Are You Ready To Have Your Civil Liberties Severely Restricted? Because That's Where This Is Headed...
One of the things that sets the United States apart from the rest of the world is that we are supposed to have certain civil liberties guaranteed to us by the U.S. Constitution. Of course the U.S. Constitution has been absolutely trampled on by many of our leaders for decades, but most Americans still deeply cherish the basic rights which are enshrined in our founding document. Unfortunately, many of our politicians are convinced that all of those rights can be taken away during a “national emergency”, and these days the bar for declaring a “national emergency” has been set very low. Yes, this coronavirus pandemic is a major threat, and experts are warning that millions of Americans could die.
But in the process of fighting this virus, we don’t want to relinquish the freedoms that previous generations of Americans fought so hard to secure for us. As history has demonstrated, once certain freedoms are gone they can be exceedingly difficult to get back. We are now being warned that this pandemic could last 18 months or longer, and losing any of our freedoms for that long is absolutely unthinkable.
Unfortunately, some of our politicians are apparently thinking about the unthinkable.
I would like for you to consider something that California Governor Gavin Newsom just told the media very carefully…
At this moment?
Does that mean that later on it may become “a necessity”?
And why would he even dare to use the term “martial law” anyway?
Less than 200 Americans have died during this pandemic so far. Yes, the numbers are rising rapidly, but no politician in their right mind should be allowing the term “martial law” to escape from their lips.
That is just going to freak everyone out and cause even more panic.
Without a doubt, citizens of California are already on edge due to the severe restrictions that have already been implemented. In southern California, Orange County officials have decided to ban virtually all “public and private gatherings”…
And in northern California, nearly 8 million people have essentially been “locked down”…
Hopefully these measures will slow the spread of the virus.
But what if they don’t?
And unless the other 49 states enact similar lockdowns at the same time, people are going to keep bringing the virus back into the state.
At this point COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire all over the nation. If you can believe it, even a couple members of Congress have now caught the virus…
But most Americans still seem to believe that this pandemic isn’t actually that serious.
In fact, one new survey found that a whopping 62 percent of all Americans believe that the mainstream media “has exaggerated the threat of coronavirus”…
To me, the mainstream media was actually very slow to recognize the seriousness of this story.
If they had started warning people much earlier, we would be in far better shape today.
I keep trying to get people to understand that you do not want this virus.
If you doubt this, just consider the immense suffering that one survivor went through…
Does that sound like it is “just like the flu” to you?
Sadly, the truth is that we are just in the very early chapters of this pandemic. According to Dr. Deborah Birx, it is likely that the number of confirmed cases inside the U.S. will “dramatically increase” over the next several days…
And even though there are now more than 3,000 confirmed cases in the state of New York alone, Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning that he believes that the virus “is much more widespread than any of these numbers suggest”…
So yes, this virus is a very serious threat and this pandemic requires a very strong national response.
However, we have got to find a way to fight this virus and maintain our constitutional rights at the same time.
I understand that it isn’t always going to be easy to find the right balance, and the temptation for our leaders to overreact is going to be overwhelming at times.
But defeating this virus won’t be any sort of a “victory” if we lose what it means to be Americans while we are doing it.
So let us battle COVID-19 with great courage, but let us also carefully guard our constitutional rights whenever they are threatened.
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