How Did We Go From ‘Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death’ To ‘Obey Or Be Arrested’?

Written by K. Walker on April 16, 2020

It looks like the “Live Free or Die” mantra that has been the characteristic of the United States since 1776 isn’t quite gone yet.

But some of our state and local governments are working very, very hard to kill it.

As a side note, let’s contrast federal responses to coronavirus quarantines in two similar jurisdictions–the good ol’ U.S. of A. and our neighbors to the north, Canada. The United States has made recommendations but has allowed the states to make their own decisions, whereas, the government of Canada, although allowing provinces to make their own determinations, has also imposed stiff fines and jail time for those who had left the country in March and returned after travel had been restricted. Failing to self-quarantine for 14 days could mean up to $750,000 fine and 6 months in prison, or if you have put others “at risk” it coud be a cool $1,000,000 fine and 3 years in prison. The quarantine orders are being verified by the RCMP. 

The feds in the U.S. aren’t imposing anything like that heavy-handed response.

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But state and local officials are going pretty far and becoming certified COVIDictators.

Some of the worst offenders have been Democrat governors that have imposed ridiculous fiats demanding compliance or facing penalties.

Fortunately, some jurisdictions are turning against these diktats.

Here’s a list of some of the worst examples of governments trampling the rights of Americans and using the global pandemic as an excuse.

ClashDaily has a whole collection of articles relating to the way that churches have been treated in the midst of this pandemic:

It certainly seems as though some of the authorities are saying that the price that must be paid for our safety is giving up some of our liberty, and that is patently unAmerican.

It seems that there are some Americans haven’t lost that Spirit of ’76 and they’re pushing back against the benevolent dictatorships that are popping up these days like the little plastic rodents in a Whac-A-Mole game. Just keep (figuratively) smacking them down and eventually they’ll get the message. If they don’t, well, you know that the big mallet is coming up in November…

President Trump hasn’t been the authoritarian dictator reincarnation of Hitler that they said that he would be, but many of his critics have decided to don the jackboots themselves.

On November 3, American citizens can make it crystal clear to the smiley-faced liberal fascists that their authoritarianism isn’t welcome and that liberty sometimes has an orange tint and sports a golden combover.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll