I can’t speak for anyone outside of California, my community, or my workplace for that matter, but it seems like every day the noose of tyranny grows tighter around our necks. Last week I returned to work after having been off for nearly 5 weeks and I found many changes had taken place while I was away.
For instance the company now requires that we wear a face mask on company premises. The face masks the company provides are thin pieces of clothe that you can actually see through; making them about as effective at stopping the Covid virus as cheesecloth. Some folks have taken to tying bandanas across their faces, ala the train robbers from old western movies; which aren’t much better at protecting them either. Others have either purchased permanent clothe/fiber masks, or the disposable surgical masks to wear while at work.
Yet the New York State’s Department of Health website states, “With both the H1N1(swine flu) and seasonal flu viruses causing illness this year, you may wonder if you should wear a facemask (surgical mask) or N-95 respirator mask if you will be in close contact with others in public places. While facemasks are appropriate in certain settings to help reduce the spread of germs, they are not needed for general use. Only people who perform certain medical procedures need to wear an N-95 respirator. Relying on a facemask could cause people to forget to do other things that are even more important to help prevent the flu – like hand washing and coughing into a tissue or your sleeve, not your hands.”
I have seen a great many, and by great many I mean approaching hundreds, of videos essays written by doctors who have stated that the wearing of facemasks is not only not necessary in the face of the Covid pandemic, it is dangerous. The reason for that is that is because once you put the mask on, you are not supposed to touch anything that has not been sterilized, then touch your mask so as to ensure that germs and not transferred from an unclean surface to your mask. Masks, especially if worn for long periods, provide the perfect breeding ground for other germs as well; due to the warm humid environment they produce.
Most of these videos or essays are taken down within days of their being posted online; likely due to the fact that they contradict what officials are telling us. Yet they all have said that the wearing of facemasks is ONLY required if you are, a) already sick, b) work in the medical field, or c) know you are going to come into contact with someone infected with a contagious disease. In all other instances they say people DO NOT need to wear facemasks; proper distancing and hygiene, plus a healthy immune system, is all that is required to prevent most people from becoming ill.
Where I work there are two categories of workers; there are the salaried workers; which includes management and Human Resources, and there are the hourly workers; who do the actual processing and packing of the fruit the company sells. Since our company has been labeled an ‘essential’ service, management has, in accordance with County guidelines, (and I’ll get to that in a moment), said that hourly workers can work safely within the plant if they wear face masks and face shields while performing their daily tasks.
Well if it is safe enough for us, then why isn’t it safe enough for the salaried workers to come back; as long as they wear face masks and face shields while on the job? If it ISN’T safe enough for THEM, they why is it safe enough for US? I don’t know, but that smacks of hypocrisy, or at the least double standards; and they wonder why the hourly workers have the belief that management doesn’t really care about their employees as long as the trucks loaded with fruit keep getting shipped out to the customers.
We are told that this is done for our benefit, for our safety, for our health. We are also told it is what the County requires, or the State is telling the counties are the guidelines. Well fuck the County, fuck the State, and FUCK Gavin Newsom! Not one of those entities is entitled to infringe upon my rights, my liberty; my rights and liberty supersede whatever authority has been delegated to those cocksuckers; and I’ll be damned if I will let them tell me what I must, and mustn’t do in response to Covid.
You would not believe how exasperated I get when I hear people say that the County, or the Governor said that we MUST do these things. What if they told you that there were too many people living in California and that if you had more than 1 child you must pick all those born after your first child to be euthanized; or that all adults over the age of 60 be euthanized to control population. Would you do that just because they SAID YOU MUST?
But Neal, that’s an extreme case, they wouldn’t do that. Possibly, but the principle behind it remains the same; just because they say you MUST do something doesn’t give them the authority to MAKE you do it. I want you to read something, and read it good. This passage comes from the 16th American Jurisprudence, an encyclopedia of legal terms, precepts, and maxims:
The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since it’s unconstitutionality dates from the time of its enactment, and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it. An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.
Such an unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follows that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection and justifies no acts performed under it.
A void act cannot be legally consistent with a valid one. An unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid law. Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the land, it is superseded thereby.
No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it. (My emphasis)
If the government, be it federal, State, or local, violates YOUR rights under the guise of protecting people from the spread of this Covid virus, their actions are unconstitutional and YOU are under no obligation to obey them. If the police attempt to enforce these mandates, THEY are acting unconstitutionally, not those who choose not to obey. If the court system, (meaning judges and lawyers), seek to prosecute you for violating these mandates, THEY are acting unconstitutionally; and any juror who feels that the rules themselves have violated the defendants rights is OBLIGATED to render a not guilty verdict.
This whole fucking mess has shown me how pathetically ignorant people are regarding the structure of, and powers given to their governments; both State and federal. Neither the President nor the Governor of a State has the unlimited authority to say that THIS is what you MUST do in times of crisis and emergency. They are executive officers, meaning their job is to ensure that the laws passed by the legislator, and signed by them, are duly EXECUTED.
In the example of the federal government the lawmaking authority is vested in a Congress which consists of a Senate and a House of Representatives. THEY write the laws, and all the president does is either veto them, or sign them. The same is true here in California; the State Assembly and the State Senators write the laws, and the governor can either veto or sign them. Neither of those two personages, (governors or the president), have any lawmaking authority, and even if they did it would not extend to beyond what the constitutions expressly delegate to them; unless you want to concede that we have an authoritarian dictatorship!
Whatever power these son of a bitches have was not given to them; as when you give something you, most often, cannot take it back. No, the power and authority they hold was DELEGATED to them; meaning that for them to hold on to it they must act in accordance to the documents establishing their position, and be in accordance with the will of those they are elected to represent.
In regards to the federal government, (and the principle is the same for the State governments), Thomas Jefferson wrote, “…that the government created by this compact [the Constitution for the United States] was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers…”
What people fail to realize is that these assholes derive their authority by your consent, and yes, I’M TALKING TO YOU!!! If you don’t like something they do, or believe that something they have done violates your rights, then it is up to YOU to do something about it; like refusing to comply! Does that mean you might be fined, arrested, jailed, or even shot? Yes, it does; but the alternative is an endless train of submitting to their authority until ALL of your rights and freedoms are gone. Besides, if enough of us refused to comply what could they do, arrest or kill all of us? Who would pay the taxes they so desperately need to fund all the other bullshit they do? They need us far more than they will tell you, and if you truly understood freedom you would recognize that you don’t need them for a goddamned thing! If you do need them for anything you should be providing for yourself then you are not free.
Last weekend they held a protest outside the State Capitol in Sacramento, urging Governor Newsom to lift the restrictions; even though he has already said that he will not listen to protestors. Even so, there are 39.51 million residents here in California, making California the most populated State in the Union; with Texas coming in a distant second with 10 million less.
Yet from the video footage and news accounts, only a few dozen people showed up to protest these asinine restrictions the Governor has imposed upon Californians…A FEW DOZEN out of 39 million people!!! For crying out loud there were more Highway Patrolmen assigned to guard the capitol than there were protestors!!!
In spirit, I agree with what these protestors are doing; voicing their anger over the things their government is doing. But I disagree with the mode by which they are expressing their anger; as if holding placards is going to change that cocksuckers mind about anything! I’ve said this before in response to protests and ballot measures, but if you have to beg your government to restore your freedom you not only do not understand the nature of your freedom, you have already lost it; because you accept that it is within their authority to either grant or restrict it.
In 1943 Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson said, “One’s right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.” Those rights are unalienable; meaning they cannot be taken away or surrendered to any authority. We may choose not to exercise them, but they cannot be taken from us; and the sooner people understand that the better!
If you want your rights back, if you want your freedom back, the answer is not to protest, or vote out of office the scoundrels who have passed laws that say you CANNOT exercise certain rights. If you want those things back then all you have to do is exercise them regardless of whether or not government says you can’t. They are yours to exercise and the moment you accept that you have to await your government to repeal the laws that say you can’t exercise them, or lift any restrictions that limit the extent to which you can excercise them, you are a fucking slave!
You have never lost your rights, regardless of what laws government has enacted which say you cannot do this or do that. What you have lost is your courage to stand up to those who would oppress you. That’s right, we’ve all become a bunch of fucking cowards; afraid of government, afraid of those who wear badges and guns and enforce the laws that government enacts. If you want your freedom, then you’re going to have to show those who seek to oppress you that you WILL NOT BE OPPRESSED WITHOUT A FIGHT!
Do you honestly think that Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, and all the other brave men who stood up to the tyranny of King George III would submit to having to wear a face mask and to practice proper social distancing guidelines? Do you think they would have shut down their businesses or farms because government declared they were non-essential services?
If you do, then you’re beyond hope and you deserve every ounce of misery these restrictions have imposed upon you. Life is not without risk, no matter how many laws or regulations government puts into place to keep you safe and comfortable. If you are so willing to surrender your freedom for the false promise that government can keep you safe 24/7, then you disgust me.
As Thomas Paine wrote in 1791, “When I contemplate the natural dignity of man, when I feel (for Nature has not been kind enough to me to blunt my feelings) for the honour and happiness of its character, I become irritated at the attempt to govern mankind by force and fraud, as if they were all knaves and fools, and can scarcely avoid disgust at those who are thus imposed upon.”
And yeah, I’m talking to you, You, and YOU!!! Start proving that you’re worthy of the title of freeman, or just put on your fucking mask, social distance, and obey all the laws that government enacts. But please, have the integrity to accept the fact that you prefer slavery over freedom.
I’m done playing their game; they can kiss my fucking ass with their rules and regulations. If you wish to join me, the more the merrier is how I see it. But if you don’t, and you try to force this tyrannical shit upon me; be ready for a fucking fight; because I ain’t putting up with it anymore!