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Look back on what we went through and how we've been treated by governors in this country. Consider all of their masking rules, lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, forced church closures, no freedom of assembly, publicly shaming good people, school closures, elimination of sports, shuttering parks, even arresting parents for taking their children to parks. All the rest. Those governors took away your constitutional freedoms. They took those freedoms away in the name of Covid under the guise of emergency orders, supposedly to curtail the number of deaths.

Here’s the lesson for all of us that perhaps came as a shock to some of us: there isn’t a single constitutional right that can’t be taken away from you. U.S. constitutional freedoms are NOT absolute.

In very, very narrow instances our courts have imposed time, place, and/or manner limitations on our constitutional rights. The classic case of not having freedom of speech to maliciously scream “Fire!” in a crowded theater comes to mind. Fair enough. In a civilized society we need some limited boundaries on our behavior for the good of the whole.

But governors eliminated our freedoms with the stroke of a pen, not through reasoned court cases. They took our freedoms away with knee-jerk swiftness. Willingly. Callously. Calculatingly.

What the governors did NOT do, have yet to do, is to say what the threshold Covid death rate is at which point our freedoms must be sacrificed for the public good. And that is dangerous for this country.

When you drive a car there is a threshold speed limit. Government posts that speed limit so you will know exactly where that threshold lies. That’s a good thing. You need to know the threshold point between legal and illegal, between safe and unsafe behavior.

Our tyrannical governors never set the “speed limit” when it came to taking away our freedoms. They never said what death rate had to be reached before curtailing our constitutional rights. That is disturbing and dangerous, because without articulating a death-rate threshold where our freedoms must be sacrificed, any death rate will do.

Automobiles kill around 40,000 people yearly. That’s a death rate of 12 per 100,000 population. Flu kills around 50,000 per year: 15 in 100,000. Diabetes: 90,000 per year for a rate of 27 per 100,000. Cancer 600,000 per year, 180 per 100,000. Heart disease kills 700,000 per year for a rate of 210 per 100,000. NONE of those death rates resulted in the elimination of our constitutional freedoms.

Then Covid came. The first Covid death in the US occurred in February 2020. During the 12-month period Feb. 2020 through Jan. 2021 inclusive, there were 452,214 reported Covid deaths in the United States. That represents a death rate of 136 per 100,000 population.

Do you see the point? As a country we accept death rates from all manner of causes without eliminating our constitutional guarantees. Some like cancer and heart disease have higher death rates than Covid. So why did Covid prompt so many Americans to act like sheep being taken to the slaughter and accept elimination of their constitutional rights without so much as a whimper? Why did the mass of Americans not demand that those tyrannical governors protect our rights by establishing a threshold death rate before liberties could be taken away?

Why indeed. The answer is simple. The weak are dominating our country. They have made this country soft, corrupted in mind and body, and they are destroying us with their shallow principles. Because of this dominance of weakness, America is losing its strength of values, its pride, its historical importance and purpose. And we are losing our rights.

We should all be mad as hell. Truly, mad as hell!
 

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Why indeed. The answer is simple. The weak are dominating our country. They have made this country soft, corrupted in mind and body, and they are destroying us with their shallow principles. Because of this dominance of weakness, America is losing its strength of values, its pride, its historical importance and purpose. And we are losing our rights.

Aided with a "media" infatuated with sensationalism! Always hungry to be the first with the most, playing on people's fear.:( No longer interested in giving facts, but only what advances their agenda.
 

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A lot of the governors reacted directly to what the Little Troll Fauci was telling them to do. According to Fauci the leprechaun 10,000 deaths a day would be expected during the height of the Koof, it never got that bad. While some have lost loved ones in nursing homes, ie: New York, I’m not sure that their death rates would hav e been that high without cuomo’s doing.

Fire the little troll NOW!!!
 
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