It’s not the black and brown people vs. the white people distraction perpetuated by our ruling with their accomplices in the hit & run national media; it’s the ruling class of all colors issuing decrees to the dirt people. These black, brown and white rulers have much more in common with each other than any of the dirt people in Skid Row, Los Angeles, South Side, Chicago, or Beattyville, Kentucky and vice-versa.
By Post Editorial Board – December 3, 2020 | 7:21pm
As the nation tires of quarantines, boredom and loneliness, the same politicians who find glee in slapping wrists and dooming small businesses regularly break the rules, in letter and in spirit, when they want to.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom dining maskless and indoors with lobbyists at the tony French Laundry restaurant the same week he warned against Thanksgiving gatherings. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot having her hair done and joining in a riotous Joe Biden victory celebration in violation of her own restrictions — then having the gall to call her actions “essential activities.”
Proud posers is more like it. Video shows a Pennsylvania state representative referring to mask-wearing as “political theater” as [she] discussed with Gov. Tom Wolf whether to wear them for a press conference.
A downstate Illinois judge blasted both the state’s Democrat Governor, J.B. Pritzker, and the governor’s stay-at-home order in a ruling issued over the weekend, calling the continued coronavirus-related lockdown measures “insanity” and “completely devoid of anything approaching common sense.”
“Americans don’t get ruled,” McHaney said.
“Since the inception of this insanity, the following regulations, rules, or consequences have occurred: I won’t get COVID if I get an abortion but I will get COVID if I get a colonoscopy. Selling pot is essential but selling goods and services at a family-owned business is not,” McHaney railed. “The pot wasn’t even legal and pot dispensaries didn’t even exist in this state until five months ago and, in that five months, they have become essential but a family-owned business in existence for five generations is not.”
He then began listing the inconsistencies in the governor’s order.
“A family of six can pile in their car and drive to Carlyle Lake without contracting COVID but, if they all get in the same boat, they will,” McHaney said. “We are told that kids rarely contract the virus and sunlight kills it, but summer youth programs, sports programs are canceled. Four people can drive to the golf course and not get COVID but, if they play in a foursome, they will. If I go to Walmart, I won’t get COVID but, if I go to church, I will. Murderers are released from custody while small business owners are threatened with arrest if they have the audacity to attempt to feed their families.”
“Our economy is shut down because of a flu virus with a 98 percent-plus survival rate,” McHaney explained. “Doctors and experts say different things weekly. The defendant cites models in his opposition. The only thing experts will agree on is that all models are wrong and some are useful. The Centers for Disease Control now says the virus is not easily spread on surfaces.”
‘The defendant, in this case, orders you to stay home and pronounces that, if you leave the state, you are putting people in danger,” McHaney added, referring to Pritzker himself. “But his family members traveled to Florida and Wisconsin because he deems such travel essential. One initial rationale why the rules don’t apply to him is that his family farm had animals that needed to be fed. Try selling that argument to farmers who have had to slaughter their herds because of disruption in the supply chain.”
McHaney then zeroed in on Illinois’ lockdown, calling it despotic.
“When laws do not apply to those who make them, people are not being governed, they are being ruled. Make no mistake, these executive orders are not laws. They are royal decrees. Illinois citizens are not being governed, they are being ruled. The last time I checked Illinois citizens are also Americans and Americans don’t get ruled.”