2020: The Year of the Tyrant [OPINION]
Listening to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito lecture me on Monday about personal hygiene left me feeling a bit queasy. I don't need a band of pickpocket politicians telling me how to keep my hands clean. Who are these condescending blowholes anyway, and why do we let them speak to us this way?
After ordering those 65 and older to remain indoors, our protectors proceeded to inform us as to what we are going to – and not going to – be allowed to do in the coming weeks. Did you take notes?
Baker and other politicians across the country continue to force unconstitutional, over-the-top mandates on we the people and the masses and the courts are letting them have it. A federal judge in Oregon has now moved to strike down that state's illegal lockdown mandates and others will follow. Church leaders, business owners, and private citizens are going to court to seek relief from these tyrants, and they will win.
Dumb-as-dirt Mayor Bill de Blasio is warning New Yorkers who might be thinking of going to the beach. De Blasio says walking on the sand is okay but “No swimming, no parties, no barbecues.” The Daily Wire reports de Blasio has issued a warning to beachgoers that police will be watching for violators, stating “anyone tries to get in the water they’ll be taken right out of the water,” adding that there will be “fencing” that would “be in position,” but said it “doesn’t have to be put up unless we have to take tougher measures.”
Chicago's looney-toons Mayor Lori Lightfoot is threatening to fine hundreds of parishioners who violated her stay-at-home orders by attending mass on Sunday. Lightfoot is also said to be considering fining the churches that open in defiance of her mandate.
Someday this will all end. Either the people will force it to end or the courts will, but it will end. As long as the politicians can keep pumping out stimulus checks and extra unemployment benefits, they might be able to buy themselves some more time to play dictator, but rest assured, this siege will end.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.