(Liberty Bell) – Tyranny is alive and well. And it’s currently getting its kicks by sucking the life out of the state of Illinois with draconian “safety measures” like an economic vampire. Apparently, Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a very wealthy Democrat, has decided that until the end of the shutdown, anyone who dare to try and provide for their families by opening their businesses could end up going to prison.
Yes, that’s right. You want to put food on the table, you could end up behind bars. Guess this guy hasn’t ever read the Constitution has he? It goes without saying, but this is totally bonkers and is something the good people of Illinois are going to have to fight back against rather hard.
As if that’s not crazy enough, Pritzker told CNN that citizens of the state might be forced to wear masks and socially distance indefinitely.
Here’s more from Gateway Pundit:
Now Governor J.B. Pritzker warned small business owners that if they try to reopen their businesses they could face up to a year in prison.
Pritzker the tyrant wants to jail business owners.
Small business owners trying to save their livelihoods could face up to a year in prison under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s new emergency rules, unless a key committee fights back.
Members of a key legislative committee are scheduled to meet May 20 to discuss a newly filed emergency rule that criminalizes businesses who defy Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay at home order.
Pritzker amended Illinois Department of Public Health rules so business owners can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor for violating his closure order. The rule immediately took effect Friday, and now business owners can face a maximum penalty fine of $2,500 and one year in prison. Since this new rule was filed as an emergency rule, it would be effective for 150 days.
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, or JCAR, is facing pressure to strike down Pritzker’s new rule at its Wednesday meeting, scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
Wow. Just wow.
So this Pritzker fellow really wants to take complete and total control over people’s lives, doesn’t he? Not sure what’s more tragic. That he’s doing this, despite knowing full well it’s wrong, or the fact that his constituents are likely to go along with it out of fear? Fear is a powerful weapon in the hands of tyrants. And Pritzker is definitely a tyrant. You’d think the left wouldn’t want someone who is part of the one percent to be calling the shots over them, but apparently they just don’t want rich Republicans in charge.
We are a free people, but freedom isn’t actually free. It comes at a cost. That cost is the illusion of safety and the acceptance of risk. There’s no way to be completely safe from this virus. Any claims to the contrary by the left are lies designed to get you to give up your liberty. Don’t buy it.