“A person in a white coat [or a sun dress] is not the grand seer to make a decision for society. A free people makes its own decision through its elected representatives,” Barr said in a question-and-answer session after delivering a powerful speech on the importance of prudence and restraint among federal prosecutors.
“You know, putting a national lockdown, stay-at-home orders, is like house arrest. Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history,” Barr declared. “Most of the governors do what bureaucrats always do, which is they … defy common sense. They treat free citizens as babies that can’t take responsibility for themselves and others.”
The attorney general also upheld the rule of law and condemned the rioters who loot, vandalize, and destroy property in the name of Black Lives Matter.
“The rule of law is the foundation of civilization, including prosperity. And that’s why these so-called black lives matter people… they’re not interested in black lives, they’re interested in props, a small number of blacks who are killed during conflicts by police… to achieve a much broader political agenda,” he argued.