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June 18, 2021

The Permanent "State of Emergency" In Blue States & Who Is Really "A Threat To Democracy"

Amidst the blizzard of headlines reading "Republicans imperil American democracy" or something to that effect, the mainstream media and their "conservative" NeverTrump allies are strangely silent on blue state governors acquiring state-of-emergency powers during Covid, then choosing to never relinquish those powers.

The articles linked below are all current, from within the past few days. Isn't it peculiar that as these left-wing governors finally bow to pressure, science, and reality, and start to ease some Covid restrictions, they also determine that they must continue to retain their dictatorial emergency powers. As California Governor Gavin Newsom explained, it's "in case things go south."

Gavin Newsom is keeping emergency powers after California reopens.

The Minnesota Executive Council on Monday voted to extend the state's peacetime emergency for COVID-19 and with it, the governor's emergency powers. Governor Tim Walz requested the extension last week...

New York's state of emergency also remains in effect, along with the governor's expanded decision-making and spending authorities.

In response to this dangerous power grab by Democrat governors, the media cheers, of course. NeverTrump, if forced to discuss the blue state tyrants and take a break from condemning deplorables, will simply change the subject. If you ask the Dispatch/Bulwark/National Review guys what they think about Newsom's power grab, they're more likely to start flirting with each other on Twitter about their favorite hot dog toppings than to condemn a Democrat governor for his illegal appropriation of power.

However, the media and its Conservative, Inc. allies are quite aware of a persistent threat to democracy. It's you. YOU are a threat to democracy, unless you start thinking properly and voting correctly.

Here are just a small fraction of the hits you get when googling "Republicans democracy"

"Republicans want to continue waging Donald Trump's war against American democracy" (Bill Kristol)

The GOP has proven to be an even 'greater threat' to US democracy than Trump in 2021, experts warn (Business Insider)

The GOP Is a Grave Threat to American Democracy (The Atlantic)

Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy (Associated Press)

Good grief. Her daddy was once Vice-President, and therefore as an American political princess she was somehow entitled to a seat in Congress, but that was still not enough for her. All of the Washington swamp now agrees that denying Liz Cheney a leadership position in Congress means our democracy is in peril. But Mario Cuomo asserting the power to deny each and every New Yorker their freedom, whenever Mario chooses to do so, for whatever reason? That’s no big deal.

Aside from the blue state governors who have permanently taken on dictatorial powers, here are some other things that strike me as a much bigger threat to our system of government than Princess Liz being denied a leadership title:

The President's role currently being administered by unknown, unelected handlers because Joe Biden does not have the faculties to care for himself, much less the country.

Courts having the authority to create any law, or throw out any law, simply on a partisan whim.

Monopoly tech utilities taking it upon themselves to deny Americans their Bill of Rights protections.

Allowing ballot box stuffing while eliminating any controls to ensure the integrity of our elections.

US intelligence agencies involving themselves in trying to influence US elections.

American politicians and major corporations being openly contemptuous of the United States, while being obedient servants of the tyranny that is our greatest political and economic competitor.

Teaching our children that they should hate this country, and also hate their fellow Americans based on skin color.

Paying US citizens not to work while opening the border for cheap, illegal foreign labor to replace them.

The good news is that I don't have to live under Newsom, Walz, Cuomo, Whitmer, or any of the other power-hungry governors that are sadistically inflicting punishment on their subjects. The bad news is that not all of the refugees flocking to Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and other free states understand that they voted in those power-hungry governors that took away their freedoms.

Californians, New Yorkers, and other blue state voters soiled their nests by electing tyrants. Unless they vote for freedom in the states they are fleeing to, they should stay behind and either enjoy the mess they voted for, or fix it.

Out here in free states, we have governors that have surrendered their own emergency powers and suspended all remaining local emergency orders within their states. What do our media betters call governors who terminate emergency powers? Why of course, they are "a threat to democracy." We're living in Orwellian times, but it's real simple, wherever elected officials retain emergency powers in perpetuity, you are never really free.

(buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com)

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