I have an aunt, the sole survivor of my mother’s family of seven sisters, who is now 99 years old, and on her way out. The family is around her, and one of her daughters quit her job to move her to a place closer to other family members. Imagine, however, that she was alone, in virtual quarantine in a nursing home, relatives not allowed to visit. She would die (or would have already died) in utter isolation.
In my letter to the our Governor Polis, a low and unworthy human being, I used these words:
“… orders from your office have already superseded the 1st (right to assemble), 4th (privacy) and 9th (travel) Amendments to the US Constitution, Amendments that delineate rights that are inalienable. I guess they are not.”
I should have a added another amendment that is gone out the window, the Eighth:
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Everything we see going around us is cruel and unusual, but what they are doing to people in nursing and retirement homes is by far their worst – in my view, sociopathic, and brutal. The people behind this hoax, including Governor Jared Polis (CO), Gavin Newsom (CA), Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Steve Bullock (MT), and Jay Inslee (WA), to name a few, should not only be removed from office, but should be placed in isolation, in jail. (Bullock is a goner now, having served his term as governor and lost a promotion to US Senate. Montana’s high offices were entirely swept by Republicans, causing me mirth and laughter not because it improves things, but rather because I love seeing Democrats in pain and agony. Is that cruel and unusual enough for you? Have I mentioned that while Republicans can be tolerable, Democrats are repugnant to me.)
I offer two views of our current situation, the first provided by long-time friend of the blog, Brandon, a podcast by a guy going by the moniker “The Quash,” a lawyer of thirty years, called “Constitutional rights are BARNUM statements/BS. I had never heard that expression before, Barnum, and see that it is a psychological term meaning personal aspects we think unique to us that are actually vague and generally shared. If you listen to the podcast be warned, Quash likes to use the f-bomb and other swear words. He uses them well, however. There’s a right way and a wrong way.
The other view, not far off Quash but more optimistic is Jon Rappoport, in a post titled Open Letter to Patriots Everywhere, which contains the following:
There is NO state of emergency that justifies sweeping away Americans’ basic freedoms. No war, natural or manmade disaster.
NO emergency can override the meaning and spirit of the Constitution.
There is a line that can’t be crossed for any reason. Otherwise, an official or legislature or court could, armed with an excuse, cancel the Constitution.
Quash says the Constitution is meaningless, and always has been. Rappoport still imagines it affords us some protections. However, seeing the ease with which it has been swept aside, I don’t know, I am leaning towards Quash.
And you? Do you see what I see? 98% or more have capitulated.