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Michael Snyder
March 22nd, 2020
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This article was originally by Michael Snyder at the End of the American Dream. 

One of the things that sets the United States apart from the rest of the world is that we are supposed to have certain civil liberties guaranteed to us by the U.S. Constitution.  Of course, the U.S. Constitution has been absolutely trampled on by many of our leaders for decades, but most Americans still deeply cherish the basic rights which are enshrined in our founding document.

Unfortunately, many of our politicians are convinced that all of those rights can be taken away during a “national emergency”, and these days the bar for declaring a “national emergency” has been set very low.  Yes, this coronavirus pandemic is a major threat, and experts are warning that millions of Americans could die.  But in the process of fighting this virus, we don’t want to relinquish the freedoms that previous generations of Americans fought so hard to secure for us.  As history has demonstrated, once certain freedoms are gone they can be exceedingly difficult to get back.  We are now being warned that this pandemic could last 18 months or longer, and losing any of our freedoms for that long is absolutely unthinkable.

Unfortunately, some of our politicians are apparently thinking about the unthinkable.

I would like for you to consider something that California Governor Gavin Newsom just told the media very carefully

California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a Sunday presser said that martial law was not necessary to combat coronavirus in his state.

“If you want to establish a framework of martial law, which is ultimate authority and enforcement, we have the capacity to do that, but we are not feeling at this moment that is a necessity,” Newsom said.

At this moment?

Does that mean that later on, it may become “a necessity”?

And why would he even dare to use the term “martial law” anyway?

Less than 200 Americans have died during this pandemic so far.  Yes, the numbers are rising rapidly, but no politician in their right mind should be allowing the term “martial law” to escape from their lips.

That is just going to freak everyone out and cause even more panic.

Without a doubt, citizens of California are already on edge due to the severe restrictions that have already been implemented.  In southern California, Orange County officials have decided to ban virtually all “public and private gatherings”

Orange County officials Tuesday took unprecedented action by banning all public and private gathers beyond those of a single household as jurisdictions across the world grapple with the spread of coronavirus.

County health officer Dr. Nicole Quick issued the order effective immediately prohibiting “all public and private gatherings of any number of people, including at places of work, occurring outside a single household or living space.”

And in northern California, nearly 8 million people have essentially been “locked down”

In Northern California, about 8 million people have been ordered to shelter in place. The Southern California city of Palm Springs issued a similar mandate.

In all one in four Californians live in an area where there is a stay at home when possible order.

Hopefully, these measures will slow the spread of the virus.

But what if they don’t?

And unless the other 49 states enact similar lockdowns at the same time, people are going to keep bringing the virus back into the state.

At this point, COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire all over the nation.  If you can believe it, even a couple members of Congress have now caught the virus

Two members of Congress, Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams, have tested positive for coronavirus in one day, causing other members who may have been exposed to go into self-quarantine and raising the question of whether there are more cases on Capitol Hill.

But most Americans still seem to believe that this pandemic isn’t actually that serious.

In fact, one new survey found that a whopping 62 percent of all Americans believe that the mainstream media “has exaggerated the threat of coronavirus”

62 percent of Americans believe that the media has exaggerated the threat of coronavirus, according to a new Pew Research poll.

The results of the survey found that 63 percent of Americans believe the CDC and public health officials have got the risk of COID-19 about right, with just 21 percent believing they have exaggerated the risks.

To me, the mainstream media was actually very slow to recognize the seriousness of this story.

If they had started warning people much earlier, we would be in far better shape today.

I keep trying to get people to understand that you do not want this virus.

If you doubt this, just consider the immense suffering that one survivor went through

“Imagine your lungs turning solid. It’s like suffocating without holding your nose,” said Harris who owns an auto body shop and typically run 5 miles every day.

“Every time I lay down my breathing gets lower and lower. I thought my lungs would fail me. I was screaming for mercy and praying to God.”

Does that sound like it is “just like the flu” to you?

Sadly, the truth is that we are just in the very early chapters of this pandemic.  According to Dr. Deborah Birx, it is likely that the number of confirmed cases inside the U.S. will “dramatically increase” over the next several days…

“We will see the number of people diagnosed dramatically increase over the next four to five days,” Dr. Deborah Birx, of the White House’s coronavirus task force, said at a news conference.

The number of cases in New York state grew by more than 1,200. More than 500 of those were in New York City.

And even though there are now more than 3,000 confirmed cases in the state of New York alone, Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning that he believes that the virus “is much more widespread than any of these numbers suggest”

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there are likely “tens of thousands” of COVID-19 cases in the state by residents who never knew they had the illness.”

An increase in testing is “revealing more cases,” Cuomo said Wednesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer. “I think it is much more widespread than any of these numbers suggest.”

So yes, this virus is a very serious threat and this pandemic requires a very strong national response.

However, we have got to find a way to fight this virus and maintain our constitutional rights at the same time.

I understand that it isn’t always going to be easy to find the right balance, and the temptation for our leaders to overreact is going to be overwhelming at times.

But defeating this virus won’t be any sort of a “victory” if we lose what it means to be Americans while we are doing it.

So let us battle COVID-19 with great courage, but let us also carefully guard our constitutional rights whenever they are threatened.

About the Author: I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep. My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe. I have written four books that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned) By purchasing those books you help to support my work. I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but due to government regulations, I need those that republish my articles to include this “About the Author” section with each article. In order to comply with those government regulations, I need to tell you that the controversial opinions in this article are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the websites where my work is republished. This article may contain opinions on political matters, but it is not intended to promote the candidacy of any particular political candidate. The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions. Those responding to this article by making comments are solely responsible for their viewpoints, and those viewpoints do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Michael Snyder or the operators of the websites where my work is republished. I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help.

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  1. Darth Skippy says:

    California was on edge, from the point in time, at which a sufficiently-spacious, manorial system was subdivided into the ratholes of Orange County.

    I went out, to exercise, in the Inland Empire, in keeping with the social-distancing rule. Since the latest, greatest brownwashing of the early 2000’s, at least half the single family homes have 5-10 cars, all parked up in the yards, driveways, and streets. Now, during the workday.

    If you want to build something, and that garage door comes open, if you want to plant a fruit tree in the yard, or walk a gentle breed dog on a nice leash, wear a nice shirt to go out — whatever it is — occurs under open threats, insults, and vandalism. (swpl — stuff white people like)

    Reverse prejudice, heterophobia, and christophobia occurs formally, here, and you are not far behind, if at all.

    Convince me that we don’t deserve it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Five to ten cars?

      They must have the car owner virus.

      • Darth Skippy says:

        I see that you’re not affected by this problem, in your area of the country.

        (Also, with mariachi music.)

        It takes many Mexican daylaborers to pay the inflated housing prices. 4-6 can be put on two double mattresses in the shed.

        I feel that business can be good and useful, in an ideal situation, which caters to my own demographics.

        But, I wouldn’t piss on these businesses, if they were on fire.

    • TharSheBlows says:

      Get your Liberty tools all out, line up your ammo and fill all your magazines, lube and oil your machines. Set these tools out for quick deployment. Be kind, yet armed, alert and remember your situational awareness, never fully trust anyone and OPSEC. Stop telling peeps how prepared you are. Loose Lips sink ships.
      They will come and try to take it. Make em work for it, if anyone does try, make em die.. Back ups, to back ups. Time to work your prepper plan. Protect what is yours, defend your constitutional rights and document and Film all violators.

      Cut and print this out below and keep a copy on you, in your vehicles, home and business. Know the law and make the LEO’s k now the law.
      42 U.S. Code § 5207.Firearms policies
      (a)PROHIBITION ON CONFISCATION OF FIREARMS- No officer or employee of the United States (including any member of the uniformed services), or person operating pursuant to or under color of Federal law, or receiving Federal funds, or under control of any Federal official, or providing services to such an officer, employee, or other person, while acting in support of relief from a major disaster or emergency, may—

      (1)temporarily or permanently seize, or authorize seizure of, any firearm the possession of which is not prohibited under Federal, State, or local law, other than for forfeiture in compliance with Federal law or as evidence in a criminal investigation;

      (2)require registration of any firearm for which registration is not required by Federal, State, or local law;

      (3)prohibit possession of any firearm, or promulgate any rule, regulation, or order prohibiting possession of any firearm, in any place or by any person where such possession is not otherwise prohibited by Federal, State, or local law; or

      (4)prohibit the carrying of firearms by any person otherwise authorized to carry firearms under Federal, State, or local law, solely because such person is operating under the direction, control, or supervision of a Federal agency in support of relief from the major disaster or emergency.

      (b)LIMITATION Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any person in subsection (a) from requiring the temporary surrender of a firearm as a condition for entry into any mode of transportation used for rescue or evacuation during a major disaster or emergency, provided that such temporarily surrendered firearm is returned at the completion of such rescue or evacuation.
      (c)PRIVATE RIGHTS OF ACTION
      (1)IN GENERAL
      Any individual aggrieved by a violation of this section may seek relief in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress against any person who subjects such individual, or causes such individual to be subjected, to the deprivation of any of the rights, privileges, or immunities secured by this section.
      (2)REMEDIES
      In addition to any existing remedy in law or equity, under any law, an individual aggrieved by the seizure or confiscation of a firearm in violation of this section may bring an action for return of such firearm in the United States district court in the district in which that individual resides or in which such firearm may be found.
      (3)ATTORNEY FEES
      In any action or proceeding to enforce this section, the court shall award the prevailing party, other than the United States, a reasonable attorney’s fee as part of the costs.
      (Pub. L. 93–288, title VII, § 706, as added Pub. L. 109–295, title V, § 557, Oct. 4, 2006, 120 Stat. 1391.)

  2. SCTV says:

    Are you ready for your essential services only travel? Or should I say sacrificial services?
    Like pawns in the game, those who are being given the essential services status are ignored denigrated and insulted for the most of their lives, suddenly the PTB need them to keep doing what they do so the wheels don’t come off until it suits them.
    Why do they perpetuate the system?
    This virus is real, no matter what you think.
    The collapse is real, no matter what you think.
    The sad part is that the same kind of people who always step up to the plate out of patriotism, compassion, and just the all around upstanding character, are the same kind of people who have always stepped up and contributed to the furtherance of the system that abuses and uses them up like the tissue paper that they are seen as.
    Hospitals and government DO NOT buy equipment from wallly world. You are not making a shortage for the people in the work force. What you are doing is making the civy side shortages real which are the same for all of us.
    Personally I am not worrying about any kind of overreach, i am more concerned with the fact that is this wuhan virus.
    We were lied to about how bad it is.
    We were lied to about where it is.
    We are being lied to about who is making things worse.
    Take care of you and yours.
    Anything else is not historically or genetically relevant.

    • They_did_It says:

      I don’t think that we can rule out that this bio weapon was intentionally let out to bring about a global economic re-set and further restrict rights and expand surveillance. The people really need to unite now and especially the future and hold people accountable! Anything short of that and you might as well go out and find a covid-19 victim and suck in their air!

  3. Sheep, Why no push back? says:

    Brought to you from the now shut down newly communist state of Texas. Yuri Brezmenov would say that Texas is now “Normalised”.
    * * “Wolves don’t like sheep communicating ways to avoid being Supper.” Wolves also don’t like armed prey.

    You are being Lied to by the politicians/media.
    How can you be certain? “Because they are speaking.”
    Question is: What are they REALLY up to?
    What is the TRUE purpose of all this False Flag insanity? Just another power grab?

    Think about this, When have “Politicians ever given up power once they understand that the people will tolerate the TYRANNY.”

    There is a Flu season every year. People die every year. Usually those in vulnerabel populations , pre exsisting health issue, bad health, the elderly, very young. So why is Dallas County in Dallas Texas shutting the entire world down for 136 confirmed cases, 2 deaths? What are these liar thief dirtbag politicians really up to?

    * Perhaps Deploying the 5G Beast System, surveillance-snitch-snoop-track-targeting-KILL, Beast System 5G Infrastructure? Is that why they want the schools closed? They don’t want you seeing the electronic Beast System cage they are building?

    * Or is it because of the economic system collapse caused by greed filled Bankers and thief Politicians, with the LIAR media as accomplice to the CRIMINAL activities?

    You might want to Youtube search:
    1. Dana Ashlie
    2. Deborah Tavares, StopTheCrime.net
    3. Rosa Koire, “UN agenda 21 exposed”
    4. Yuri Brezmenov

    Does anyone have any real info?
    All I know for certain is that this situation is Liar Politician/Media induced INSANITY. Another False Flag Narrative?
    – – – – Yet Another Censored comment.

    • Anonymous says:

      the virus is real and nasty! If you think otherwise, then I invite you to go to ANY hospital in NYC and see for yourself!

      • Fear Is a Control Weapon says:

        Anon
        Fear is worth than the disease.
        Giving up civil liberties is worse than disease.
        Politician/Govt Power grab is Much worse than disease.

        If you believe the Media/Politicians, then you really need to stop drinking the flouridated waterm taking the yearly flu shots, and consuming fast food and processed food. These destroy your health and critical thinking.

        No I am not afraid of the disease. Real or not.
        But the Amerikkan govt power grab is a matter of concern.

  4. We were made to go in circles and being bombarded with all kinds of info,true or false. Very few of us know what is truly going on or what to believe. I no longer trust the press or politicians and suspect there are millions of other in the same boat(Titanic).

    • Menzoberranzan says:

      It will be our responsibility to eliminate any “papers please” obstacles to our travel. Wooded areas that overlook the highway will be put to good use, I suspect and hope.

      • The Deplorable Renegade says:

        Menzo, long time no hear from. How’ve you been? I only come here on occasion now myself. I don’t know what happened to the others. I finally relocated to the BOL last July. Not in a city anymore and loving every minute of it. I’m not following any ‘papers please’ BS either.

      • World has been Closed, THANKS to Chi Com test says:

        In Dallas Texas they have installed concrete walls 25+ feet tall along the major highways like I-635. They called them “sound barriers”. Anyone with a brain can see that they are prepositioned Chokepoints, so as to be able to prevent people to escape once on the highway.

        There are also cameras in the “road info” signs. Other strings of cameras. Cameras positioned on the curves so as to get a clear facial recognition shot.

        Like your “change”?
        Like your new “Amerikka”?

        * Helicopters have been buzzing neighborhoods for many months.
        * They parctised taking out the Internet coming into the city.
        * They have practised taking out the emergency 911 system.
        * And now this False Flag chi com bioweapon test.
        * Also a test by politicians to see if the people will accept Tyranny.
        * People told to stay home now.

        They want you isolated without accurate situational awareness. They can cut coms at any time. Remember also that GPS can be cut off at any time. Got your maps/compass?

        If you believe current Whuhan Virus Chi Com Flu Bioweapon shutdown of the world situation, is as presented by the Media. Then you have lost All critical thinking capacity.

        “We are All Fine and doing well.”
        God is Great.
        Beer is good.
        People are crazy.

        PS-
        Don’t go to a Fema camp.
        Don’t get vaccinated.
        Internet is compromised. They are using 404, 451, errors to censor comments/info exchange.

  5. jakartaman says:

    At this point in time I would recommend President Trump invoke martial law. Why – to get rid of Pelosi an Schumer
    Tell them to go home they are not needed – They have again told us they are the enemy of the American people.

    THE Socialist American Party (SAP) needs not only to be defeated but CRUSHED

  6. Matt says:

    Revealed: Inventor of Injectable Microchip Carl Sanders tells all:

    Coronavirus –> Martial Law? –> Mandatory Vaccinations?

    Carl Sanders invented the injectable microchip.
    Then God showed him Revelation 13 where it reveals this!
    Don’t miss minute 25:00 and on.
    They’ve had this technology for a LONG time. See the interview footage.
    It looks like it’s from the 1980’s or 1990’s!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyrWpMEyl7c

  7. Navy Vet says:

    PANDEMIC and just like that government controls all sporting events, concerts, WHETHER YOU CAN WORK, colleges, medical facilities and WHETHER OR NOT YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HOME.

    Government has caused the depletion of resources such as toilet paper and food and controls all local travel. Interstate travel is next.

    They now control you and everything in your life.

    Some jurisdictions are even prohibiting the sale of guns and ammunition and carrying guns in public just because they think they can, regardless of what the Constitution says.

    The government created mass panic, hysteria and from it complete control. They’re even now contemplating instituting indefinite Incarceration without trial. All over a virus that has a high probability of survival.

    Although it does suck if you become infected and/or succumb to it.

    They’re taking our freedom, enshrined in the Constitution, practically overnight, because they can and WE LET THEM DO IT.

    See how easy that was?

    Think about what happens when the crisis is over. Is the government going to return things to the way they were before the crisis or are they going to maintain the current level of control?

    If they maintain the current level of control, what are we going to do?

    (I stole most of this from a meme over at Nosewetters. Although I did embellish it and add some more recent information; for emphasis, ya know. ;-)))

  8. Frank Thoughts says:

    I think the virus is a virus of convenience. It is real and it is sweeping across the planet. Who released it is an issue for another day. But it is clear the response to it will be pulling off the shelf the pre-baked plans that have been there since the 1980s to lockdown and put in place a technocratic fascist state.

    If you look at all the legislation passed since 2001, the government more than has the powers to do this already. The new emergency powers are just the cherry on the cake.

    So why did they let the flights keep coming in when they knew viruses spread on planes? Why did they tell us it was ‘just the flu’ since December and even the US President dismissing it as a not a ‘biggy’?

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