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Tyranny Is The Deadliest Virus (Opinion)

An undeniable truth…

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Why do men lust for power over other men? Here, I refer to “men” in the classical sense, as in “mankind.”

Such men are never content to be masters of their own fate. They are doggedly determined to be masters over others as well.

This ubiquitous human failing is rooted in hubris, ignorance and insecurity. It has also proven to be as contagious and deadly as any plague. Genocides have grown out of such tyranny when people tried too late to reject authoritarianism and the sick ideologies that have often accompanied it.

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Some, including myself, are stupefied by how few people understand the difference between being asked to do something and being ordered with the power and force of government to do it.

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Before coronavirus changed life as we formerly knew it, we saw numerous manufactured protests over false stories and petty grievances. The primary complaint was usually that the offending word or action constituted tyranny. On it’s face, it was ridiculous.

Today, those same Leftist agitators and protestors could not have rushed fast enough to comply with orders that are the very definition of tyranny. Not only have they complied but they’ve been among the first to bully those who dare to question or maybe even protest!

How did we arrive at a place where so few Americans understand the definition and the preciousness of Liberty?

Indeed, it appears that we are dealing with an ugly virus which is deadlier to some age groups and geographic areas than others, but the same politicians who have zealously shut down entire states have stubbornly rejected any good news. They are committed to ramping up fear which makes it conveniently more likely that citizens will view their extreme orders as necessary and proper.

It took governor Jared Polis of Colorado 45 minutes into one of his numerous press conferences to mention that 9 out of 10 people won’t require any medical treatment at all–not even an aspirin. We’re thankful this isn’t the Bubonic plague. If it were, heightening public fear would hardly be necessary.

The more that Americans dutifully comply with increasingly strict orders from politicians and government bureaucrats to shut down their lives and their livelihoods and confine themselves to their homes, the stricter and more stringent those orders continue to become.

In Laredo Texas people are now required to wear a face mask when going out in public or risk a $1,000.00 fine. New York’s Socialist Mayor didn’t just demand that churches and synagogues close, but he threatened to shut down one synagogue “permanently” because they defied his orders.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is telling families to distance themselves from one another even inside their own homes. Can video policing be far behind? In some states, phone companies have made cell phone location data available to government officials to enable mass enforcement of stay-at-home orders.

Authoritarianism breeds even more authoritarianism and, like a virus, it spreads. We now have “social shaming” and spying on one’s neighbors, all with the nodding encouragement of the same government bureaucrats who continue to ramp up fear and intimidation.

The virus of tyranny has also spread from governor to governor, from “asks” to orders, and then, to fines, punishment and threats of imprisonment. It hasn’t mattered how biased, subjective or extreme their dictates and demands have been. For example, pot shops and public transportation have been deemed essential in Colorado, but traveling alone in one’s private vehicle or visiting Hobby Lobby are considered “non-essential” and are therefore, forbidden. Is it merely a coincidence that the former two things have been perennial favorites of the Left while they have always detested the latter two things?

What sort of a mentality cannot tolerate the rights of others to self-determination, personal freedom, and responsibility? Take away responsibility, and you take away freedom as well. That’s why it’s not surprising that the first endeavor of Socialists is to take away responsibility from a willing public with a velvet glove and then take away their freedom with an iron fist.

Perhaps most disturbing is that so many Americans don’t understand that they live in the most exceptional country in history precisely because it was created to afford every citizen the greatest possible individual freedom and personal responsibility. America’s power and prosperity, which Socialists have so desperately wanted to blunt, was built on exactly those values.

If Liberty isn’t held as a moral imperative, a virus, or anything else, can and will become the excuse to rob us of it.

As the virus of tyranny continues to spread through our nation, it is not only possible but essential that we take care of our Liberties as well as our health. If we don’t, we will lose both.

Karen Kataline is a columnist and talk show host of Spouting Off , a live, internet, call-in show featuring politics, pop culture, and psychology. Her op-eds have appeared at Investor’s Business Journal, Town Hall, The Daily Caller, Western Journal, and The American Thinker. She is the author of Fatlash ! Food Police & Fear of Thin. This is a personal account of her own child beauty pageants, food restrictions, and her “stage door mother on steroids”. We’ll cover “Trump Supporters Sycophants or a Gallery of Rebels?” and the Schiff Show.

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President Trump Calls On United Nations To Hold China Accountable For Causing Pandemic

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President Trump has come out and called upon the United Nations to step up to the plate and hold China accountable for causing the coronavirus pandemic that has swept across the globe, killing hundreds of thousands of people and almost leading to economic collapse for America and many other nations across the world. The president made his confrontational speech to the United Nations General Assembly in a recorded address a day earlier at the White House. The tone of his talk made it absolutely clear he’s not at all happy with China, the nation where this mess originated from. via Washington Examiner: His speech contained a list of accusations against Beijing, from allowing travelers to spread what he called the “China virus” around the world to polluting the oceans. “The Chinese government, and the World Health Organization, which is virtually controlled by China, falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission,” Trump said, calling on the U.N. to hold Beijing to account. “Later, they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease,” he said. “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions. China absolutely should be held accountable for causing this mess. There are a lot of theories out there that suggest this virus was created and purposefully leaked into the world. We don’t know if that’s true, but even if it isn’t and the whole thing was an accident, the Chinese Communist Party is responsible for all of the horrific loss of life and economic damage this has caused. As such, they need to step up to the plate and make this right. They need to take responsibility for their actions and their blatant failures to get the spread of this illness under control.

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Liberal Officials At State And Local Level Using Coronavirus Aid Money For Free College, Guaranteed Income

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State and local officials are taking full advantage of the millions of dollars they have received from CARES Act funding — before it reverts back to the federal government — by spending the money for many, many different kinds of liberal priorities, including free college, “Trunk or Treating,” or an experimental income program. The CARES Act has provided $139 billion for state and local governments. These payments have been used to fund a plethora of programs, including police budgets and utility assistance for struggling residents. And that is the sort of thing this money is supposed to go toward. Helping folks of all walks of life endure the hardships caused by the coronavirus and the subsequent shutdowns. However, liberals are using this money to support their own little pet projects and causes too. via Fox News: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is spending millions on free college for more than 600,000 essential workers. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell agreed to spend $629,000 to hire 15 community relations specialists. Democratic St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter recently announced a guaranteed income program for low-income families using $300,000 in CARES Act money but has received pushback from a fellow Democrat. Earlier in September, Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., wrote a letter to Carter expressing concern that the spending fell outside of federal guidelines and could be subject to recoupment by the U.S. Treasury. https://twitter.com/MayorCarter/status/1301936145585106944 It’s not at all surprising to see liberals take money that was supposed to be designated to help folks struggling in the wake of the pandemic closures for things they’ve always wanted to have the money to put in motion. What’s maddening is these same officials are already standing in line, hands out, begging for more money because there isn’t enough to actually help people in their communities because they misappropriated the…

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