Today’s News – April 17, 2020
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How’s The Socialist Experiment Working for You?
If nothing else, the CCP virus has opened our eyes to the ambitions of many governors, and given us a bitter taste of Socialism. Citizens living in the most leftist – leaning states are reeling under the heavy-handed approach by their Liberal governors.
This comes as no surprise, as controlling the masses comes natural to the socialist mindset. Their eagerness in using tepid arguments to shut down simple everyday rights of law-abiding citizens is more than obvious. It’s in our faces.
Take Minneapolis – where citizens were publicly encouraged (and rewarded) to “snitch” on their neighbors. Does this remind you of Nazi Germany?
There were reports in one local Minneapolis newspaper that a couple was seen walking hand -in -hand (GASP!) Now suddenly verboten. We see where this is going . . .
Another brief article (with photos) showed how the Minneapolis Police were using drones to police the quiet streets, cruising for “offenders”. The article and photos were suddenly gone.
Big brother in the sky.
Given enough leeway, such Socialistic mindsets would have us fully in their grip, and there’s no end to where it would lead. I hope we have learned our lesson well.
We must liberate ourselves from these Liberals. These governors have had their days of playing Socialism. Game over. It’s high time we restore our freedom. Wake up and take it back!
Opinion – Bonnie Nirgude’ for C-Vine News
Feature Photo – Minnesota Governor’s Mansion
Trump: ‘Liberate’ Virginia, Michigan, and Minnesota
“LIBERATE MINNESOTA!” Trump wrote in a missive posted on social media.
“LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!” the Republican added.
Protests were planned or happening on Friday against the mandates issued by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.
Whitmer’s recent orders including unusual provisions like banning the sale of seeds in some stores and triggered widespread protests in the state capitol this week, in addition at least one lawsuit. Some sheriffs said they wouldn’t strictly enforce the orders because they were ambiguous.
Protesters gathered in Richmond to oppose Northam’s stay at home order. While most governors are issuing restrictions for two weeks and extending them as needed, Northam’s mandate is in place until June.
People began gathering Thursday night ahead of a planned planned protest outside Walz’s house. They are upset that Walz hasn’t transitioned the state to reopening despite it reporting few new cases and, on some days, no new deaths from COVID-19.
Northam, who weathered criticism after admitting he appeared in a picture either dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit or in blackface, signed a batch of gun control bills last week as people were forced to stay indoors or chance being arrested or fined.
The legislation drew a rally of more than 22,000 people at the state’s capitol earlier in 2020.
Whitmer, Northam, and Walz have defended their actions as being guided by scientists and public health officials.
Asked to send a message to protesters during a press conference on Thursday night, Trump said Americans “have been going through it a long time” and “it’s been a tough process for people.”
“There’s death and there’s problems in staying at home too. It’s not just, ‘Isn’t it wonderful to stay at home?’ They’re having—they’re suffering. This country wasn’t built on that principle; it was built on an exact opposite principle, actually,” he said.
“And I watched, in one particular state, where they were—they want to get back. They want to get back. They were very strict sanctions that were put on people; that was probably the most strict of all.”
The American people “have been incredible” through the COVID-19 pandemic, he said. When a reporter wondered whether Trump would “urge those protesters to listen to local authorities,” the president said he believes they are listening to those in power.
“I think they’re listening. I think they listen to me. They seem to be protesters that like me and respect this opinion. And my opinion is the same as just about all of the governors. They all want to open. Nobody wants to stay shut, but they want to open safely. So do I. But we have large sections of the country right now that can start thinking about opening. There’ll be some mitigation and they’ll keep it going for a period of time—including masks, by the way—in areas that you wouldn’t even think,” he said.