America as we knew it no longer exists. New York City has called on its deputies to establish “checkpoints” to force unwanted travelers to quarantine. Los Angeles has told any home owner that hosts a large gathering that their power and water will be shut off. (Fox) And that’s not counting severe fines for not “masking up” in many areas. Businesses shut down and their licenses revoked for “violations.”
Freedom of travel is completely wiped out in this age of coronavirus. If you go to another state, you may be required to “quarantine” for 14 days. IF there is no checkpoint that’s not enforceable. So some states/cities have instituted the checkpoint to MAKE YOU do what they want. You heard this expression before the virus: ‘You will be MADE to care.’ And you have, there is no choice.
We're continuing to monitor the spread of COVID in regions across the country and adding areas with rising cases to our Emergency Travel Order. More info → https://t.co/jPUdaRsoTp. pic.twitter.com/RkUIoMxcus
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) August 6, 2020
In New York, there are 35 jurisdictions on their “quarantine” requirement, similar to Chicago’s list, but bigger. So NYC Mayor de Blasio has set up checkpoints to FORCE compliance. Not every car will be stopped, however, and the Sheriff told the NYT that cars will be stopped randomly. It’s not likely that ALL entrances to the city will be covered, but never underestimate commies on a mission.
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) August 5, 2020
Today, @NYCMayor signed Executive Order 137, establishing COVID-19 traveler registration checkpoints at key entry points into NYC to ensure compliance with NYS travel restrictions. See the full #ExecutiveOrder below. #NYC #Checkpoints pic.twitter.com/yj4qEdufH9
— Counsel to the Mayor of NYC (@NYCMayorCounsel) August 6, 2020
Of course, D.C., Florida, Texas, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, did the same thing at one point.
“We might keep expanding it”- de Blasio
“Additionally, NYC’s head of the “Test and Trace Corps,” Ted Long announced that agents would be deployed to Penn Station, in order to make sure new arrivals are in compliance.
Visitors to the city will also receive phone calls to check in. Those who fail to do so may be subject to a raid. ‘If we can’t get through to you on the phone, we’ve now deployed teams to knock on your door and check in on you to make sure you’re safe,’ Long said.
De Blasio sees this as a strong first step, but allowed for the possibility of introducing wider and harsher measures in the future. ‘Having people see that these checkpoints are starting to happen around the city is going to send a powerful message,’ he said. ‘If we think it’s an important tool … we might keep expanding it.'”
In countries where communism ruled, you had to show specific papers to move from one area to another. And that’s if they didn’t see you as an enemy of the state and arrest your rearend. There was no freedom of movement. It now appears that ‘Amerika’ is now moving in the same direction. Will this expand to include vaccines when one is available? Will this nation lose all of its freedoms? The edge of the cliff is beneath us and we’re holding on by a single branch of the Liberty Tree.
IF you plan a vacation, you have to take into account where, how long you’ll have to pay for a hotel room (or if their RV parks are still in operation), whether or not you can eat out or have a drink with friends, whether or not you can swim/hike/bike or in general enjoy yourself. You might as well stay home with the dog.
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin
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