My husband has always said work camps are not out of the realm of possibility in America if the wrong group were ever to gain power. And I always thought he was crazy. However, as I observe the ease with which some of the state and local officials, particularly the Democrats, have slid into their power during the pandemic, I’ve changed my mind.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is a bit full of herself these days. On Saturday, her office issued a warning to Chicagoans not to hold parties in their homes. She would like her constituents to know she is not playing. They are to stay home (in their own homes). Watch the video.
Now, I’ve directed Superintendent Brown to order all police districts to give special attention to these parties and this is how it’s going to be. We will shut you down. We will cite you and if we need to, we will arrest you and we take you to jail. Period. There should be nothing ambiguous about that. Don’t make us treat you like a criminal. But if you act like a criminal and you violate the law, and you refuse to do what’s necessary to save lives in the city in the middle of a pandemic, we will take you to jail. Period.
It didn’t take long for state and local government leaders to start enjoying their emergency powers, not at all. I posted yesterday about Oregon Gov. Brown’s decision to extend her original stay-at-home order for 60 days. That’s quite a drastic action to take in a state that ranks 40th nationally in COVID-19 deaths, with 104 recorded so far.
In the tweet below, conservative Jonathan T. Gilliam tweets Lightfoot’s video with the following caption, “Hey Liberals, take note of this video. This is exactly what you will get if your socialist plan comes to fruition!”
From time to time throughout American history, it’s become necessary for us to fight to preserve our freedom. This is our time. The warning lights are flashing.
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) May 3, 2020
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) May 2, 2020
— Jonathan T Gilliam (@JGilliam_SEAL) May 3, 2020