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Losing Our Constitution in the Blink of a Lie ~ Valley Patriot Editorial, May, 2020

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It’s clear now that we are more than 10 weeks into a national shutdown that the American people were lied to … again!

Back in December we were told by “experts” that the Coronavirus could not be transmitted from human to human. That turned out not to be true.

Dr. Fauci himself (the president’s leading “expert”) said back in December that we should not be worried about Coronavirus, instead we should worry about the newest strain of the flu.

That wasn’t true.

We were told by the Surgeon General and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that the public should NOT wear masks, because wearing a mask increases the chance of getting the Coronavirus.

That was a lie told to prevent a shortage of masks that were needed by health care workers and medical professionals. Now that there is ample supply, the CDC is recommending everyone wear a mask to stop the spread of the virus.

No apology given.

Then we were told the virus was not all that infectious, but that the death rate for those who get the virus was extremely high. This was used to justify shutting down the entire country.

Today, we know this was not only wrong, but the opposite is true.

The Coronavirus is extremely infectious, but the risk of death for average Americans is only about 1% when you factor in that most deaths from Coronavirus affected the elderly in nursing homes and those with preexisting health conditions.

A full 98.5% of the people who get the virus show no symptoms, do not get sick, or recover completely.

So, why did we shut down America?

Why are millions of people still locked in their homes?

Why did we destroy the greatest economy in the history of mankind?

The shills of conformity and corporate greed in the media tell us every day that we have to listen to the “science” and the “experts”. What they don’t tell us is that there is no science or data showing a national lockdown stops the spread or lethality of this virus or any virus.

None.

Yet, no matter how many times our politicians and so called “experts” lie to us or simply get it wrong, most of the American public continue to believe what they are told and comply with whatever they are told to do.

This kind of willful conformity in the name of “health” and “safety” is a recipe for tyranny that is being played out all across the country.

In the name of social distancing, governors and mayors across America are enacting unconstitutional executive orders that have nothing to do with social distancing.

A man in California is arrested for surfing alone in the ocean.

In Colorado a man is arrested for fishing in a rowboat by himself.

A Wisconsin father is arrested for playing catch with his daughter a full 10 feet away.

This has nothing to do with social distancing or “science” it has to do with politicians drunk with power, taking advantage of the crisis and lying in order to do so.

Given the number of lies we have been told over the years it is downright scary that the American public so willingly give up their rights simply because experts or elected officials told us to.

Just think of the major lies we’ve been told over the years.

We were told that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, that if we liked our doctor we could keep our doctor, that Bill Clinton “did not have sex with that woman”, that we could read the lips of George H.W. Bush’s when said “no new taxes”, that Trump was a secret Russian spy who stole the 2016 election, and that ISIS in Syria was the JV team of Al-Qaeda terrorists.

The fact is, politicians and experts are people. They are not gods. They lie, they scheme, and they have agendas.

It’s time for the American people to start thinking for ourselves and stop blindly doing what we are told.

It’s time to reopen America and stop bowing to those in charge.

Otherwise we won’t have a country left to open, and our constitution will be null and void. ◊

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The Valley Patriot is a free monthly print newspaper serving Northern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. The print edition is published by the 10th of each month and is distributed to 51 cities and towns.

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