(Tea Party PAC) – It’s perfectly acceptable to be scared of the coronavirus that has swept throughout the globe leaving a trail of bodies and extremely ill individuals in its wake. Fear is only natural and normal. Often times, fear can be helpful. It warns us of danger. Fear makes it possible for us to stay safe, to stay alive. To protect that which matters most to us.
Fear is like a fire. When it’s kept within a pit or proper boundaries it provides warmth and safety. When it rages out of control, it leaves nothing but a path of destruction and desolation. A pile of ashes is all that is left in the wake of uncontrolled fear.
And that’s the problem with what’s happening now in many states around the country, especially in Illinois. Folks have allowed a healthy fear of a disease, something that should drive them to better personal hygiene and other practical measures, take over their lives and push them so deep into the grip of terror they are willing to allow the government to strip away their freedoms and rights.
And the radical left in this country are taking full advantage of that fear to justify taking unprecedented action to usurp power and authority for themselves.
Take what one Illinois lawmaker is suggesting in new legislation as a perfect example.
Apparently, this new bill would give Gov. J.B. Pritzker the power to confiscate property from business owners and citizens during state emergencies. Like the coronavirus pandemic for instance.
Here’s more from Gateway Pundit:
Senator William E. Brady, the Illinois Minority leader in the state senate, introduced legislation on Wednesday that will give government the right to confiscate property from business owners who defy their lockdown orders.
Senator Brady is a Republican.
According to the proposed legislation SB3993 the government will set “safe place of business protocols” for businesses to follow to reopen.
The protocols include:
The protocols shall include:
(1) customer density limits based on business facilities’ square footage and appropriate social distancing;
(2) face covering requirements for employees; and
(3) regular cleaning regimens.
(d) The Department shall publish additional protocols for specific customer-facing businesses as necessary.
(e) A business that complies with the protocols may reopen and rehire staff at its discretion as soon as is practical.
(f) A hospital or other healthcare facility that abides by the protocols and is located in a Region with adequate intensive care unit capacity may offer the full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient care and treatment to its patients.
The Department shall conduct a public information campaign to explain hospitals’ and healthcare facilities’ safety protocols and to urge patients not to put off any necessary care.
(g) A day care center, as that term is defined under Section 2.09 of the Child Care Act of 1969, may reopen or expand its capacity at its discretion and as soon as is practical if it complies with the protocols.
The legislation then goes on to describe how the Illinois governor can confiscate personal property during a state emergency.
(20 ILCS 3305/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 1057)
Sec. 7. Emergency Powers of the Governor.
(4) On behalf of this State to take possession of, and to acquire full title or a lesser specified interest in, any personal property as may be necessary to accomplish the objectives set forth in Section 2 of this Act, including: airplanes, automobiles, trucks, trailers, buses, and other vehicles; coal, oils, gasoline, and other fuels and means of propulsion; explosives, materials, equipment, and supplies; animals and livestock; feed and seed; food and provisions for humans and animals; clothing and bedding; and medicines and medical and surgical supplies; and to take possession of and for a limited period occupy and use any real estate necessary to accomplish those objectives; but only upon the undertaking by the State to pay just compensation therefor as in this Act provided, and then only under the following provisions:
a. The Governor, or the person or persons as the Governor may authorize so to do, may forthwith take possession of property for and on behalf of the State; provided, however, that the Governor or persons shall
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simultaneously with the taking, deliver to the owner or his or her agent, if the identity of the owner or agency is known or readily ascertainable, a signed statement in writing, that shall include the name and address of the owner, the date and place of the taking, description of the property sufficient to identify it, a statement of interest in the property that is being so taken, and, if possible, a statement in writing, signed by the owner, setting forth the sum that he or 0 she is willing to accept as just compensation for the property or use. Whether or not the owner or agent is known or readily ascertainable, a true copy of the statement shall promptly be filed by the Governor or the person with the Director, who shall keep the docket of the statements. In cases where the sum that the owner is willing to accept as just compensation is less than $1,000, copies of the statements shall also be filed by the Director with, and shall be passed upon by an Emergency Management Claims Commission, consisting of 3 disinterested citizens who shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, within 20 days after the Governor’s declaration of a disaster, and if the sum fixed by them as just compensation be less than $1,000 and is accepted in writing by the owner, then the State Treasurer out of funds appropriated for these purposes, shall, upon certification thereof by the Emergency Management Claims Commission, cause the sum so certified forthwith to be paid to the owner. The Emergency Management Claims Commission is hereby given the power to issue appropriate subpoenas and to administer oaths to witnesses and shall keep appropriate minutes and other records of its actions upon and the disposition made of all claims.
This is beyond disturbing, folks. Here we have the death of the very liberty we all take for granted. Power like this should never be handed over to the government, especially when it is being suggested during a time of deep, unrelenting fear and terror.
Liberals want the full power of the people so they can institute socialism brick by brick. It’s a scheme they’ve been working on for decades, infiltrating every part of culture and society in order to make it happen. And now we’re seeing the fruit of all that work.
We must resist this power grab, folks. Pay attention. Let your voices be heard.