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Progressives used Covid-19 to destroy Civil Liberties

Life, liberty and property are unalienable rights endowed by our Creator. The First Amendment prohibits the abridging of right of public assembly and religious expression.

The burden of proof lies with government to justify temporary emergency powers. Alexander Hamilton was quarantined because of yellow fever, but it is unprecedented to quarantine a whole nation of healthy people. The cure cannot be worse than the disease.   

The argument for the shut down of the U.S. economy was based upon the argument the Covid-19 curve must be flattened because our hospitals would be overrun.  However, the models used by CDC and other government agencies proved to be not credible.  It now appears total deaths in the U.S. will be under 60,000. Each year 70,000-90,000 die of the common flu. Flattening the curve does not lower the number of people becoming sick, it was used to prevent the overrun of hospital beds, which never occurred. Viruses die out when the herd or the majority become immune. The Social, economic and public health consequences of this near-total meltdown of normal life will be long-lasting and calamitous and graver than the direct toll of the virus itself. Progressives claim to care about lives, but they champion abortions and the destruction of the economy, which results in suicides, divorce and substance abuse. 

Laws in this country are written by legislative branches after public hearings and debates. Basic human liberties can not be removed by legislature, much less executive orders by governors.  Governor orders can be guidelines, but they cannot be enforced by criminal sanctions, because they have not been passed by legislature. Under humanism man becomes the measure of all things and leads to Orwellian totalitarianism.  The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. (Prov. 28:1)  "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners" (Ps. 1:1)


 

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