AG Barr Compares State Lockdowns To House Arrest

The United States Attorney General William "Bill" Barr stook another firm stand recently against prolonging the agony being inflicted on the American people by unexpected and dramatic government interference with our daily lives.

Barr went on record to say that state-ordered stay-at-home orders are "disturbingly close to house arrest."

In a radio broadcast with talk show host Hugh Hewitt, Barr reminded everyone that the extraordinary measures taken in response to international health and safety warnings of a highly-infectious viral infection were only and always meant to be temporary:

"There are very, very burdensome impingements on liberty and we adopted them for the limited purpose of slowing down the spread. We didn't adopt them as the comprehensive way of dealing with this disease. We are now seeing that these are bending the curve, and we have to come up with more targeted approaches."

The nation's top prosecutor said that some restrictions that infringe Americans' civil liberties may have been legal and appropriate under the broad police powers states have been granted to protect public health during a national medical emergency. But when governors interfere with interstate commerce, they are subject to federal laws.

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AG Barr separated the letter of the law from the spirit of the law:

"I'm not saying it wasn't justified...[but] it's very onerous, as is shutting down your livelihood."

The U.S.Department of Justice (DoJ) is siding with us taxpayers. A statement filed last week supported the small Temple Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, that sued city officials after police officers wrote $500 tickets to shut down a drive-in Sunday church service. Meanwhile, a local drive-in restaurant was allowed to remain open.

Barr said that falling infection numbers - real data, not theoretical computer projections - warrant returning to business as usual in places that aren't hot spots. The Attorney General lauded President Trump's "very commonsensical approach" to lighten restrictions after assessing each city and state for the extent of COVID-19 cases.

This is not the first time the Attorney General has weighed in against the "draconian" lockdown imposed summarily and without warning on the American people. In early April, Barr called for the lifting of state coronavirus restrictions by May 1. Speaking with Fox News reporter Laura Ingraham, he said:

"We have to be very careful to make sure...that the draconian measures that are being adopted are fully justified, and there are not alternative ways of protecting people."

Barr was never a fan of advising Americans to huddle in fear at home, preferring to entrust us to follow health and safety guidelines of our own free will. In his expert opinion, the public has been patient but now it's time to let folks in low-risk areas get back to the "old normal," which was working just fine until the WHO globalists and their minions began flinging orders around:

"When this period of time at the end of April expires, I think we have to allow people to adapt more than we have, and not just tell people to go home and hide under the bed but allow them to use other ways - social distancing and other means - to protect themselves."

The Trump administration's social distancing guidelines are scheduled to expire on April 30.

Following Wyoming Senator John Barrasso's lead, South Dakota's governor Kristi Noem refused in early April to shut down her state to cope with COVID-19. She said the situation in South Dakota is different from conditions in New York City. Barrasso quipped that his jurisdiction, in Big Sky country where the buffalo roam, has been "socially distancing the entire 130 years that we have been a state."

Wyoming has five people per square mile. South Dakota has 11 people per square mile. New York City has more than 27,000 people per square mile. Social distancing already exists in the northern plains states with no need for prolonged mandatory lockdowns.

Governor Noem defended all American's civil liberties:

"Our Constitution ensures the citizen’s right is protected. I agree with the role of our government as set forth in our state and in our national constitution. I took an oath to uphold these constitutions."

While taking her public safety role seriously, Noem places civic responsibility on the shoulders of individuals:

"The people themselves are primarily responsible for their safety. They are the ones that are entrusted with expansive freedoms – they're free to exercise their rights to work, to worship, and to play – or to even stay at home, or to conduct social distancing."

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Noem also criticized the prevailing "one size fits all" remedies being proposed in South Dakota display "herd mentality, not leadership."

The governor said the Mount Rushmore State is basing its decisions on its founding principles, common-sense conservative values, the facts, the science, and the data.

Other states are well-advised to be like South Dakota and Wyoming. It's time to shut down the conniving globalists and refuse their New World Order delusions of grandeur and total control of everyone everywhere forever.

Written by Lightworker111

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