Like many other nations, the United States imposed radical, abusive lockdowns to “slow the spread” of COVID-19. Very quickly, though, we discovered these lockdowns were far worse than the disease. Yet, even though it’s been over six months, most states still have some form of restrictions, denying Americans of their basic rights. Now, AG Barr is calling out this shocking abuse of liberty.
Should the government step in and essentially tell us what do to, just because of a disease? You might say no, but that is exactly what happened when panic over COVID spread across the country. Our freedoms evaporated overnight as both liberal and conservative mayors and governors locked us in our homes.
Democrats were far worse, but even some Republican leaders shut down schools, forced businesses to close, demanded we stay inside, and upended the lives of millions. Some went after churches, violating their Constitutional rights. Even to this day, most states have mask mandates—despite the growing evidence masks to do nothing prevent infection.
By now, we can see lockdowns were far worse than the disease itself. I can throw around statistics that show only those over 75 were really at risk—and that the lockdowns led to a spike in suicides, drug overdoses, familial abuses of all kinds, and not to mention massive bankruptcy.
But let’s see what Attorney General Barr thinks of these illegal lockdowns.
Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday evening “other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint,” coronavirus lockdowns were the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.”
…He explained that while there might be “reasonable and temporary restrictions” on some First Amendment rights for the sake of public health, they should not become an “overbearing infringement.”
Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled that Pennsylvania’s coronavirus lockdowns were unconstitutional. While the state’s actions may have been “undertaken with the good intention of addressing a public health emergency,” Judge William Stickman IV ruled, “even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered. The liberties protected by the Constitution are not fair-weather freedoms — in place when times are good but able to be cast aside in times of trouble.” [Source: Breitbart]
Since the COVID panic started there have been many lawsuits, with many more sure to come. Governors and mayors doomed businesses and ruined the academic careers of millions of students. Even now, children can’t go to school normally, forced to take “online” classes. If you are a parent of a young child, you know how pointless these few minutes online are.
College students are forced to pay tens of thousands of dollars—to attend Zoom meetings.
And that’s not even getting into the tyranny of how leaders deemed some businesses “essential” while others were forced into bankruptcy. A recent report suggests 60% of businesses forced closed will never reopen.
Was that worth it, Anthony Fauci?
It’s becoming more and more clear that these measures to keep us “safe” had little to do with that. Democrats were all-too-eager to strip us of our basic rights, even the right to worship. They tanked their own economies and doomed students to be far behind their rivals around the world. And for what? To affect the election? To help China get an upper hand?
Only in the coming months and years will Democrats regret their decision. After all, they lost billions in tax revenue—which will not be replaced with federal funds. Their states are crumbling, especially after rioters were allowed to run free.
The only permanent, long term solution is to stop supporting leaders who so casually robbed us of our freedoms. Only when these clowns are out of office, will we be free.