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Virus Tyranny for Our Own Good?

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Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Ky. (Getty Images/John Sommers II)  

Michael Reagan By with Michael R. Shannon Wednesday, 15 April 2020 09:36 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

We learned last week that all it takes is one Democrat in office to provide the seed for a police state. And a political police force that’s ignorant of the Constitution and enjoys flexing its muscles.

Our lesson took place in Kentucky. Last Sunday was the holiest day in Christendom. Easter is the crux of Christianity for it’s the day Christ arose from the grave.

It’s a day when all Christians want to gather to worship the Lord, because as the Apostle Paul said, if Jesus didn’t arise from the grave then Christians are the most pitiful of creatures.

This year Easter collided head on with the China flu.

With the nation under lockdown the day became a real test for pastors.

Would they render obedience unto God or unto Caesar?

Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Ky., issued an edict banning all public gatherings during the Great Pandemic Panic — unless the public was gathering at Walmart or other retail stores.

Churches were deemed not essential in Kentucky.

Pastor Jack Roberts disagreed and said the Maryville Baptist Church would be holding Easter services.

Beshear decided to escalate the situation and ordered the Secret Police — excuse us — the Simpatico State Police to descend on the church’s parking lot to take down license plate numbers. The "flustapo" also put documents under each windshield wiper ordering the car’s occupants into a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Beshear’s explanation for turning Kentucky into East Germany appeared in the New York Post, "We’re having to take a new action, and I hoped that we wouldn’t, and it’s that any individual that’s going to participate in a mass gathering of any type that we know about this weekend we’re going to record license plates and provide it to local health departments. Local health departments are going to come to your door with an order for you to be quarantined for 14 days."

As Dan Bongino observed it was "another police-state tyrant masquerading as a governor."

And we weren’t kidding about one Democrat being a seed.

Louisville, Kentucky Mayor Greg Fisher one-upped the governor by banning drive-in Easter services where attendees stay in their car.

And the seeds both planted bore fruit when volunteer fascists poured nails in the parking lot of the Maryville Church to ruin the tires of Christians attending services.

The Louisville Courier Journal reports U.S. District Judge Justin Walker was not amused.

He ruled Fascist Fisher was totally out of line: "On Holy Thursday, an American mayor criminalized the communal celebration of Easter." Walker wrote the order was unconstitutional; he issued an injunction banning enforcement.

Other Christians weren’t depending on a third party to protect their rights. Wave 3 News found a New Jersey resident who attended the service, "The one right that I have is freedom of assembly and that’s what we did this morning," explained Edmee Chavannes.

"We got to go to the store because it’s essential and everybody understands it and no one’s questioning, ‘are you putting your neighbor in danger’ at Walmart. This is the same when it comes to this building or any building of faith."

Frank Harris is a Kentuckian who "said he doesn’t usually attend church, but he and his wife showed up to stand against the strict rules, the Governor has put in place."

"We just believe that it’s a giant overreaction by the state. They don’t have the authority to tell businesses or people what they can do, and what they can’t do in the situation the most they should be doing is giving advice and allowing people to make up their own minds."

People who outsource the defense of their liberty soon discover they have lost their liberty.

We’re in agreement with Bongino and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who tweeted, "Taking license plates at church? Quarantining someone for being Christian on Easter Sunday? Someone needs to take a step back here."

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

© Mike Reagan

People who outsource the defense of their liberty soon discover they have lost their liberty.
flu, churches, kentucky, easter
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 09:36 AM
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