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Lockdowns

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lockdown:

The dictionary definition of a lockdown  is
the confining of prisoners
to their cells, as following a riot or other disturbance:
 
SYNONYMS FOR lockdown ON
THESAURUS.COM
Will Americans return to living normal lives, or take the
time to umlearn the Coronavirus
imperatives and behave as the State wants them to behave – that is, by being
controlled and living by and for the State’s sake and purposes? There is some
evidence that they are discarding all the “new normal” rules. Protests have
occurred at state capitals, while citizens have assembled in parks and at
beaches.. Some
judicial findings
have declared the lockdowns and “stay at home” orders
have
 violated  people’s
Constitutional rights. It will
take some time to unlearn the miasma of behaving as the virus commands people
to act. To behave according to State imperatives seems to occur automatically when
people act without thinking.

Outside my residence I see groups of ten or so people — oddly not wearing masks,  the new “fasion accessory,” according to Hillary— passing
by as a herd at a “safe”  six feet
distance from each other, for no particular reason other than to conform to the
“new norm,” lest they are berated by a passerby going in the opposite ditection.
These are not people who will question anything. The “new norm” being compliant
and obedient, not standing out with an independent minds.
Many states in the U.S. have issued decrees  which too many people are willing to obey
lest they are harassed by the new
tyrants. And many countries, as well. Particularly Britain,
Germany, France, and Spain, and Australia.   One country exemplifies how it can descend
into lockdown and quarantine tyranny in the blink of an eye,
New Zealand. A contact sent  me the discouraging news of how its prime
minister
, Jacinda Ardern,   took the defining step of enforcing a mandatory lockdown of the whole country,
oblivious to the rights and freedoms New Zealanders enjoyed before.

 

Jarrett
Stepman
discusses how the major destruction of freemen’s freedom  and liberties can be reversed:

 

“While
our federal system gives broad power to states and local authorities to act in
the way that best serves their communities, it is still essential that Americans be wary of violations
of the Constitution and their fundamental rights.

This
important point was made by U.S.
Attorney General William Barr, who directed U.S. attorneys in late April to be
on the lookout for violations of civil liberties by state and local governments.”

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4 Comments

  1. Joe

    Good points Ed, and good to see you back on ROR.

  2. Edward Cline

    Joe: I'm planning a new column, thanks.

  3. Edward Cline

    From Dwayne at Goo Reads:

    Dwayne posted a new comment on Edward Cline's blog post, "Lockdowns"
    I agree with Mr. Cline's assessments, save that "lockdown" has another, more familiar, definition — one well-known to teachers and students particularly — being "a state of isolation or restricted access instituted as a security measure (OED)". That these state decreed orders violate rights is unquestionable. Quarantines are justified for the sick, not the healthy.

  4. Edward Cline

    That should be from Dayne at Good Reads.

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