New lockdown is the biggest violation of our civil liberties since the War Measures Act

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Did you see this clip from Bill Barr, Trump’s attorney general, saying that the coronavirus lockdowns are the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties” since slavery?

Oh boy, the left freaked out at that. And I’m not sure why.

Barr didn’t say was worse than slavery. He said slavery was the one thing that was worse.

The left went nuts. They were claiming he said the opposite of what he said. But he didn’t. He said it was worse than any other intrusion besides that.

Can you name for me a bigger intrusion on civil liberties? Other than slavery?

You could say conscription, which both Canada and the U.S. used to have, but now don’t.

In Canada, you could point to the War Measures Act, and how Quebec was put under martial law. I’d say that’s comparable.

But it was only Quebec. And there really was a terrorist group afoot, bombing mailboxes and kidnapping and murdering people — I’m talking about the far-left-wing Front de libération du Québec.

So yeah. October crisis.

Maybe Japanese internment.

I’d say those were the only comparable civil liberties intrusions in Canada. The first was in one province, for a couple of months. The second was mainly in one province, to a small minority of people.

It was terrible and unjust, of course, don’t get me wrong.

I’ll make the Bill Barr comment — it was worse than the lockdown. It was full-out imprisonment. But for a sliver of the population, the excuse being the war. It was wrong, but it was limited.

This lockdown applies to everyone.

Sick or healthy. Young or old. The young don’t get this disease. And if they do, it’s not serious. Last I checked it was just a single person under age 20 who has died from it. If you’re over 80, be concerned; if you’re over 80 and your kids shoved you into a seniors home, I’d be very, very concerned.

For everyone else, statistically speaking, it’s no worse than the annual flu.

But look at what’s coming.

This truly is the worst of times.

And I think as the months proceed, and as it becomes increasingly apparent that the masters of the universe intend to make this crisis permanent, I think our job here at Rebel News should evolve to take a growing role in opposing this destruction of our liberties — don’t you think?

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