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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/28/2020 11:49 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/28/2020 11:49 PM
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Quarantine and a Free Society By Congressman Tom McClintock

Roseville, CA...Quarantine is the forced confinement of a person who has contracted or been exposed to an infectious disease.  Although it is a long-standing police power of governments, it is seldom used because seldom needed – sick people generally stay home on their own.  When it must be used, it is subject to due process: the right to contest the order in court, to present evidence that the order is invalid, and to have it vacated.



What is happening today is radically different and profoundly un-American: the indefinite and indiscriminate home detention without due process of perfectly healthy people on the pretext that they might catch a contagious disease.  While it is true that some people may be infectious without knowing it, that’s no different than a wide variety of other contagious diseases that have been with us for generations and that are far more lethal than Covid-19.

Although some local jurisdictions prohibited large public gatherings during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918, never before has any American government attempted to confine an entire population in its homes, order the mass shuttering of businesses, and deliberately plunge tens of millions of Americans into unemployment, poverty and despair.

This new power, asserted in increasingly arbitrary and aggressive manners by public servants-turned-masters, is antithetical to our First Amendment right to peaceably assemble and our Fifth Amendment right to not be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.  The courts recognize some restrictions of these rights, but only by “the least restrictive means,” not arbitrary and unreasonable edicts.

In California, this abusive power has been used to deny citizens the right to protest the abuse itself.   In North Carolina, the Raleigh Police Department declared, “Protesting is a non-essential activity.”  In Pennsylvania, police fined a woman $200 for taking a solitary drive in her own car.  A San Diego woman is threatened with a $1,000 fine and jail-time for promoting a protest on Facebook.    Ironically, while law-abiding citizens are arrested for exercising rights guaranteed under their Bill of Rights, authorities are releasing thousands of criminals from prisons and in California, forbidding sheriffs from holding a wide class of criminal suspects, including burglars.

The greatest threat of this newly asserted power is to fundamentally alter the relationship between Americans and their government.  It is the age-old question that Cecil B. DeMille framed in his introduction to “The Ten Commandments,” “Are men the property of the state, or are they free souls under God?”

Every time we step outside our homes, the risks we face multiply.  A free society assumes that its citizens are competent to assess those risks, balance them against the avoidance costs, and to manage their decisions in a generally responsible way.  It’s called common sense, and is a necessary prerequisite for self-government and liberty.

When a risk presents itself, people naturally change their behavior.  If they believe the risk of leaving their houses is too great, they are free to stay at home.  If they believe venturing beyond their front doors is a manageable risk, they are free to venture into the world, taking those precautions that to them seem most prudent.  In an epidemic, their assessments of risk might convince them to avoid crowded theaters or restaurants, wash their hands more frequently, avoid handshakes, wear masks or become hermits.  These acts don’t require force and don’t make demands on others.  They are a matter of individual judgment and choice.

The choice of an octogenarian with emphysema in New York City might be very different from a healthy college student in Iowa.  Only a fool would claim the omniscience to make an informed judgment for every person in every circumstance in every community.  Sadly, the crisis has revealed that fools abound in public office and that a fool with power can quickly become a petty tyrant.

In this pandemic, many elected officials have abandoned the practices of a free society and crossed some very bright lines that separate free Americans from those unfortunate to live under authoritarian regimes.  Communist China pioneered the practices now inflicted on our own citizens.  That should scream a warning to us all.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-29 05:09:24   By: Anonymous
 
Tom, I hate to remind you but on March 17th your guy Trump asked the whole nation to work from home, not gather in groups larger than 10 and other social distancing measures.

This order was to last 14 days. Subsequently Trump extended the order. Today the order remains in effect, Trump has not rescinded it!

So you, Trump and all those others who are responsible for killing 60,000 Americans continue to create chaos, talk out of both sides of your ass and refuse to provide any substantive plan for a way out of this mess.

Tom....shove it up your arse.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 05:57:28   By: Anonymous
     
    You're an idiot. Get your facts right.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-04-29 06:04:59   By: Anonymous
       
      You're right. I forgot to mention, when the order was set to expire after 14 days, Trump extended it!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-04-29 06:10:31   By: Anonymous
         
        Get your facts right. Trump left it up to the governors of each individual state.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:05:33   By: Anonymous
           
          The operative words here being "talking out of both sides of...". The poster is correct; Trump's directive is what is politically expedient of the day. Let's see McClintock go join one of the protest groups and put his money where his mouth is. The GOP continues to politicize the pandemic while people die.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:15:45   By: Anonymous
             
            Or even better, go stand in solidarity with the meat processing workers that Trump has ordered back on the job though their colleagues have sickened and died. Show just how much you believe in your ideals by emulating Pence and not wearing a mask, too.

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      Re: idiots?
      Posted on: 2020-04-29 06:08:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Who is the idiot? The first poster or McClintock?
      I believe in some of the the things that the congressman says. Freedom to assemble. Rights of liberty and property.
      When my rights are infringed by someone who has the virus, it's the same as someone driving recklessly or pointing a gun.
      When the enemy is unseen, like the virus, I see very little we can do.
      Those of us that live in rural areas see that shelter in place is something that should be left to the individual.
      Unfortunately, people from other areas, urban and rural, visit our area constantly.
      If we were to open the tasting rooms, restaurants, and tourist shops, the virus would be here in days/weeks and most of us would risk infection.
      While I agree that golf courses, parks, and other recreational facilities should reopen, I don't feel the businessas geared toward tourists should. Yes, the "tourists" will play golf, walk in the park, and fish/boat/water ski, but you can safely put yourself at distance in those places.
      I've been to the market twice in four weeks. Out of necessity. Both times I wonder which person came before me down the aisle. Shopping for groceries Friday to Sunday would be out of the question because of all the nonlocals that visit.
      That being said, I'm sorry that local businesses can't make money. But for the safety of those that live here full time I hope only the markets and gas stations remain open until we see the effect that reopening will have in other areas.
      States like New York and Georgia that have similar demographics to ours will show us much.
      Upstate New York is similar to us in that alot of urbanites own second homes. Sorry that they'll be the guinea pigs, but it will mean life or death for us if we wait a few more weeks to see what happens elsewhere.
      All across the world people are starting to reopen things. In 2 weeks time we'll see if there is a second wave that occurs.
      Is your life worth 2 more weeks of shelter in place?
      I know I won't be going anywhere.

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        Re: idiots?
        Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:07:19   By: Anonymous
         
        Go inject bleach!

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        Re: idiots?
        Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:08:25   By: Anonymous
         
        And yet every documented case in our county can be tied to a local who traveled or worked elsewhere and brought it home. How amusing it is that - like Trump - you choose to blame others.

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          Re: idiots?
          Posted on: 2020-04-29 17:24:20   By: Anonymous
           
          Others are where you'll pick up the virus.

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        Re: Selfish protests against stay-at-home orders dishonor America's veterans....
        Posted on: 2020-04-29 09:15:19   By: Anonymous
         
        Bennie Adkins died the other day. The retired Army command sergeant major was 86 and had fought a 23-day battle against coronavirus.

        A little more than 50 years ago, halfway around the world, Bennie’s heroic actions at the battle of Dai Do in Vietnam resulted in his being awarded the Medal of Honor. 

        I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about my fellow veterans. Honorable men like Bennie Adkins. And John McCain. We carried the weapons of war in defense of our nation and our liberties.



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          Re: Selfish protests against stay-at-home orders dishonor America's veterans....
          Posted on: 2020-04-29 09:22:45   By: Anonymous
           
          In recent days, we have seen images of Americans carrying weapons as part of their protests to immediately reopen society. What are they planning to do, shoot the virus with their AR-15s?

          These self-absorbed and selfish Americans complain they are irritated, anxious, bored, upset — unhappy that their lives have been affected by this temporary restraint on their freedoms.

           Some have even gotten into confrontations with nurses and other front-line health care workers who believe now is not the time to resume normality. 

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            Re: Selfish protests against stay-at-home orders dishonor America's veterans....
            Posted on: 2020-04-29 09:24:02   By: Anonymous
             
            Every day, there are heartbreaking new reports of nurses and doctors sick or dying because of their service to our country. They find themselves at the tip of the spear as we combat this pandemic.

            That they have to take precious time from getting desperately needed rest or being with their families to counter these protesters makes my blood boil.

            Of course, our First Amendment gives them the right to protest. Our veterans helped ensure it.......

            But let’s make one thing clear: It is impossible to characterize the actions of those who are protesting orders to stay at home as courageous or heroic.....

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              Re: Selfish protests against stay-at-home orders dishonor America's veterans....
              Posted on: 2020-04-29 09:25:21   By: Anonymous
               
              In this war against the indiscriminate and lethal enemy, nurses, doctors, ambulance drivers and countless other health care workers are serving on the front lines.

              While wearing a different uniform, they are surely putting their lives at risk just as I did as a young Army staff sergeant 50 years ago.

              As a VETERAN, I look at these protests with a different perspective and believe many veterans would agree.

              Some may not. That’s OK. This is America...............

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                Re: Selfish protests against stay-at-home orders dishonor America's veterans....
                Posted on: 2020-04-29 09:26:37   By: Anonymous
                 
                Apparently these protesters with their weapons and false bravado — many of whom risk spreading the virus further by refusing to wear masks and standing apart from one another — are smarter than the medical experts.

                They have decided to ignore the public discussions about incrementally turning our economy back on because it doesn’t fit their personal timetables.

                Let's consider that while out of work, and I don’t for a minute minimize the real financial pain this is causing, they are generally confined to their homes, with refrigerators, televisions, the internet and the ability to take a walk, go to the store or just talk to a neighbor.  

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                  Re: Selfish protests against stay-at-home orders dishonor America's veterans....
                  Posted on: 2020-04-29 09:27:47   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Let’s also focus for a moment on the millions of Americans who have worn the uniform of this great country, put themselves in harm's way in ways most could not comprehend, and protected the right of these protesters to complain.

                  And let’s remember those whose service resulted in capture, among them my friend John McCain, who spent 5 1/2 years in the Hanoi Hilton.

                  That’s 66 months. Our social distancing has not yet reached eight weeks.

                  Those prisoners of war were not able to take a walk or drive to the grocery store for supplies. Now there may be a few Americans who don’t think our POWs were heroes, but most Americans have a deep appreciation of their service and sacrifice.

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                    Re: Selfish protests against stay-at-home orders dishonor America's veterans....
                    Posted on: 2020-04-29 09:29:52   By: Anonymous
                     
                    The point is this. Your country has asked you to forgo your normal personal and professional routine for a couple of months in the war against COVID-19.

                    No question, it is difficult and sometimes feels unbearable as economic and emotional stress mount each day. But the pandemic in less than three months has taken the lives of more Americans than the total number of U.S. soldiers killed in the Vietnam War.


                    The entire country is under siege, but you are not in the trenches of France, not gaining ground inch by inch in the Pacific, not slogging through the paddies and jungles in Vietnam, and not taking on global terrorists in desert warfare.

                    🥂And you are NOT prisoners of war. You are at home.🍳

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                    Re: Selfish protests against stay-at-home orders dishonor America's veterans....
                    Posted on: 2020-04-29 10:47:54   By: Anonymous
                     
                    McCain must be rolling over in his grave over what the GOP has become. I wish we had more like him still with us and in politics.

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          Re: Selfish protests against stay-at-home orders dishonor America's veterans....
          Posted on: 2020-04-29 10:46:53   By: Anonymous
           
          There is a veterans care residence in Holyoke, MA at which many great Americans are ill and dying. They deserved better than the end of their days being so. And there will be more with those who will not respect social distancing and wearing masks.

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          Re: Selfish protests against stay-at-home orders dishonor America's veterans.../\/\ thinking about fellow veterans..
          Posted on: 2020-04-29 11:32:44   By: Anonymous
           
          I would like to add that some folks are crying about being quarantined:Try being a POW in the Viet Nam war or other wars of the past and then you would really know what it's like to be quarantined, isolated, wrongly imprisoned, and practically starving to death! Look at what happened to all the disenfranchised people throughout the course of history. Another good example it the death camp of Auchswich (sp?) in WW2. I never heard of so much sniveling. WE WILL ALL MAKE THIS THROUGH! We just all need to do what is suggested!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:09:48   By: Anonymous
 
There are a pair of new polls out this morning that are sure to make Donald Trump a bit nervous about how Americans are weathering the coronavirus crisis.

According to a PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll, most Americans do not feel ready to relax social distancing restrictions, even as the president pushes states to start the process of reopening.

When asked if it was a good idea for students to return to schools without further coronavirus testing, only 14% said yes. Only 19% said the same of restaurants reopening, and allowing large groups of people to attend sporting events got the approval of only 8% of respondents.

This is all despite the fact that 50% of those who were surveyed said their household had suffered a job loss or a reduction in hours since the start of the crisis.

Another poll adds some context to Americans’ hesitation on reopening. A new Politico/Morning Consult poll shows 79% of voters consider a second wave of coronavirus cases to be very or somewhat likely.

All of this paints a very alarming picture about the state of the country. Americans are suffering because of the current crisis, but they realize that there is no simple way to return to normal, no matter how much the president may wish for there to be.

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    Re: free society
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:13:24   By: Anonymous
     
    McClintock's free society doesn't take into account that the actions of some affect all.


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 11:09:27   By: Anonymous
     
    No matter how Trump wants to spin in it this is no denying that we are in a recession. No surprise there when people cannot go to work and have lost the ability to spend (what the economists call "consumer confidence"). And the new normal will look very differently for awhile. What scares Trump most is the recognition that the economy's return will be more of a U-shape than a V - no sudden bounce back, at least not until after a vaccine and into 2021. So, he's no longer the great economy president and will run on "it's not my fault, blame China" when he had dismantled so much that was already in place in facing a pandemic. You likely won't hear that on FOX News, though, so I encourage all Americans to try getting and comparing their news from difference sources and find your own truth.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:11:16   By: Anonymous
 
The virus is no different than other diseases that have been with us for decades? Beg to differ, Mr. McClintock, and that's why it's called a pandemic - little is known or documented as yet about it's spread and we do not have a vaccine in place (which one can choose to have or not).

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    Republican incompetence
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:39:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump and those worthless republican lawmakers. America loves the incompetence and the lying. Thank you...

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      Re: Republican incompetence
      Posted on: 2020-04-29 11:11:39   By: Anonymous
       
      How come the overwhelming bulk of the deaths from COVID are in Democratic run cities and regions?

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        Re: Republican incompetence
        Posted on: 2020-04-29 11:44:14   By: Anonymous
         
        Population density.

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          Re: Republican incompetence
          Posted on: 2020-04-29 14:23:51   By: Anonymous
           
          Florida has density and old folks.

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            Re: Republican incompetence
            Posted on: 2020-04-29 14:29:51   By: Anonymous
             
            Florida doesn't have public transportation, and is mostly single family housing.

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            Re: Republican incompetence
            Posted on: 2020-04-29 16:38:25   By: Anonymous
             
            Florida ordered coroners to stop releasing coronavirus death data

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:41:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes, a highly contagious (easy to catch), highly virulent (spreads easily), to which no one has any immunity. Sure, it may not kill everyone, but it sends ~20% of patients to the hospital. This is too much for the capacity of the hospitals.
    And even if the hospital system can handle it, how much does a week or two of a hospital stay cost these days?
    The selfishness of some people (Tom, for example) is astounding.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-04-29 10:49:09   By: Anonymous
       
      Not to mention our health care system along with local hospitals will not have the ability to respond.

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California first
Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:37:21   By: Anonymous
 
November election, Brynne Kennedy runs against Tom. My vote goes to Brynne. This rant by Tom encourages a worsening of the virus, and his web page has nothing helpful to the average person. On the other hand, runner Kennedy’s website is complete with references and links where people can get detailed information, links to small business and worker assistance programs. If anyone wants or needs quick reference to the virus, government aid and response...it is all there oh her website.

It is clear that Brynne is thinking of CA first.

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    Re: California first
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:44:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Republicans and Fox News prefer to lie. They want the idiot trump re-elected. That will never happen. When trump is gone and the pandemic is under control, AMERICA will actually be great again.

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    Re: California first
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:48:50   By: Anonymous
     
    She gets my vote!

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    Re: California first
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:54:32   By: Anonymous
     
    You are not electing her or our local interests. You re actually electing AOC & Pelosi. You all know this why not just say it. The Dems are a top down political machine

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      Re: California first
      Posted on: 2020-04-29 09:10:00   By: Anonymous
       
      What has Tom McClintock done for us locally?

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        Re: California first
        Posted on: 2020-04-29 10:09:52   By: Anonymous
         
        Still waiting....

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      Re: California first
      Posted on: 2020-04-29 10:36:15   By: Anonymous
       
      Everyone knows you are wrong. You are so wrong it can only be that you flipped reality , like trump does, on purpose.

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Fools abound
Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:47:22   By: Anonymous
 
You allege that fools abound in government. There is at least one here, and that is you. Promoting disregard of reasonable restrictions is promoting more infections and therefore more disruption of the economy, more harm to public safety officers and employees,

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    Re: Fools abound
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:56:05   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump’s incompetence cost 53000 Americans there lives. But he is very busy. Golfing, tweeting and lying. Thank you, Republicans

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      Bad judgment
      Posted on: 2020-04-29 08:59:40   By: Anonymous
       
      What in the hell was Stormy thinking... her fine body and his little orange hands. Disgusting

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-29 09:16:24   By: Anonymous
 
"Sadly, the crisis has revealed that fools abound in public office and that a fool with power can quickly become a petty tyrant."

This we agree on, Tom. Although not for the reason you think.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 09:34:57   By: Anonymous
     
    🙏 amen! /\/\

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Really tom
Posted on: 2020-04-29 09:33:55   By: Anonymous
 
I bet you are in favor of trump/Ag Barr attempt to get court approval of a plan to detain people indefinitely without recourse. Funny to hear you squawk about stay at home orders, quarantine, closures, etc. These restrictions have been used before during emergencies. Are you just trying to foment trouble for a Dem governor? Sounds like it is just a little bit shy of trump telling people to protest.

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    Re: Just in case y’all missed this point...
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 09:59:57   By: Anonymous
     
    Selfish protests against stay-at-home orders dishonor America's veterans....

    In recent days, we have seen images of Americans carrying weapons as part of their protests to immediately reopen society. What are they planning to do, shoot the virus with their AR-15s?

    These self-absorbed and selfish Americans complain they are irritated, anxious, bored, upset — unhappy that their lives have been affected by this temporary restraint on their freedoms.

    Some have even gotten into confrontations with nurses and other front-line health care workers who believe now is not the time to resume normality.

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      Re: Just in case y’all missed this point...
      Posted on: 2020-04-29 10:00:41   By: Anonymous
       
      Bennie Adkins died the other day. The retired Army command sergeant major was 86 and had fought a 23-day battle against coronavirus.

      A little more than 50 years ago, halfway around the world, Bennie’s heroic actions at the battle of Dai Do in Vietnam resulted in his being awarded the Medal of Honor.

      I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about my fellow veterans. Honorable men like Bennie Adkins. And John McCain. We carried the weapons of war in defense of our nation and our liberties.


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        Re: Just in case y’all missed this point...
        Posted on: 2020-04-29 10:01:41   By: Anonymous
         
        In this war against the indiscriminate and lethal enemy, nurses, doctors, ambulance drivers and countless other health care workers are serving on the front lines.

        While wearing a different uniform, they are surely putting their lives at risk just as I did as a young Army staff sergeant 50 years ago.

        As a VETERAN, I look at these protests with a different perspective and believe many veterans would agree.

        Some may not. That’s OK. This is America...............


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          Re: Just in case y’all missed this point...
          Posted on: 2020-04-29 10:02:25   By: Anonymous
           
          Apparently these protesters with their weapons and false bravado — many of whom risk spreading the virus further by refusing to wear masks and standing apart from one another — are smarter than the medical experts.

          They have decided to ignore the public discussions about incrementally turning our economy back on because it doesn’t fit their personal timetables.

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            Re: Just in case y’all missed this point...
            Posted on: 2020-04-29 10:03:10   By: Anonymous
             
            And let’s remember those whose service resulted in capture, among them my friend John McCain, who spent 5 1/2 years in the Hanoi Hilton.

            That’s 66 months. Our social distancing has not yet reached eight weeks.

            Those prisoners of war were not able to take a walk or drive to the grocery store for supplies. Now there may be a few Americans who don’t think our POWs were heroes, but most Americans have a deep appreciation of their service and sacrifice.


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              Re: Just in case y’all missed this point...
              Posted on: 2020-04-29 10:03:33   By: Anonymous
               
              The point is this. Your country has asked you to forgo your normal personal and professional routine for a couple of months in the war against COVID-19.

              No question, it is difficult and sometimes feels unbearable as economic and emotional stress mount each day. But the pandemic in less than three months has taken the lives of more Americans than the total number of U.S. soldiers killed in the Vietnam War.


              The entire country is under siege, but you are not in the trenches of France, not gaining ground inch by inch in the Pacific, not slogging through the paddies and jungles in Vietnam, and not taking on global terrorists in desert warfare.

              🥂And you are NOT prisoners of war. You are at home.🍳

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-04-29 12:01:52   By: Anonymous
 
The Sheeple are being trained for their future, bend over and enjoy.....

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 12:14:17   By: Anonymous
     
    Russian Troll above 🇷🇺☝️

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    Re: Now there may be a few Americans who don’t think our POWs were heroes, but most Americans have a deep appreciation
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 12:20:54   By: Anonymous
     
    And let’s remember those whose service resulted in capture, among them my friend John McCain, who spent 5 1/2 years in the Hanoi Hilton.

    That’s 66 months. Our social distancing has not yet reached eight weeks.

    Those prisoners of war were not able to take a walk or drive to the grocery store for supplies...


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      Re: Now there may be a few Americans who don’t think our POWs were heroes, but most Americans have a deep appreciation
      Posted on: 2020-04-29 12:25:14   By: Anonymous
       
      These SELF-ABSORBED and SELFISH Americans complain they are irritated, anxious, bored, upset — unhappy that their lives have been affected by this TEMPORARY restraint on their freedoms.

      Some have even gotten into confrontations with nurses and other FRONT-LINE -health care workers who believe NOW is NOT the time to resume normality.


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Let’s reiterate this again, the case in point.....🦠
Posted on: 2020-04-29 12:16:34   By: Anonymous
 
The point is this. Your country has asked you to forgo your normal personal and professional routine for a couple of months in the war against COVID-19.

No question, it is difficult and sometimes feels unbearable as economic and emotional stress mount each day. But the pandemic in less than three months has taken the lives of more Americans than the total number of U.S. soldiers killed in the Vietnam War.

The entire country is under siege, but you are not in the trenches of France, not gaining ground inch by inch in the Pacific, not slogging through the paddies and jungles in Vietnam, and not taking on global terrorists in desert warfare.

🥂 And you are NOT prisoners of war. You are at home.🍳

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    Wow, repeating posts.
    Posted on: 2020-04-29 17:34:03   By: Anonymous
     
    Deja vu all over again.

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Hey Tom
Posted on: 2020-04-29 18:19:13   By: Anonymous
 
HEY TOM. TAKE YOUR COMPLAINING TO IOWA WHERE THE GOVERNOR ORDERED THE MEAT PACKING PLANT TO OPEN UP AND ALL EMPLOYEES TO RETURN TO WORK. EVEN THOUGH 700 EMPLOYEES GOT THE VIRUS

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Posted on: 2020-04-29 19:15:33   By: Anonymous
 
Sheeple defined: people who would get into the boxcars to be taken to "virus protection camps", many would rush to be the first on board.

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