Lawful Rebellion on the 4th of July

In the midst of the COVID19 fiasco and quarantines and the now intermittent and ongoing protests and social upheaval, one thing I was happy to see is the surge of attorneys nationwide publicly stating they will represent, pro bono, anybody targeted/fined by the authorities, not only for not wearing a mask (a useless gesture), but keeping their personal businesss open after being ordered again to close them.

In California, Governor Newsom’s completely arbitrary closures of re-opened restaurants over the 4th of July weekend and, incredibly, his order that churches stop singing in their services (to be largely ignored), belie the intrusive, totalitarian paternalism of a “progressive” philosophy that is increasingly irrelevant. ┬áNobody is complying anymore, simply because the California administration has careened into the absurd.

It is heartening that a majority of the population is coming to grips with the reality, freedoms taken for granted so long and a quiet status quo that has stood by enduring the destructive fallout of the misguided and unjustified Covid19 quarantines and the lawless Antifah rioting, are starting to shoulder the personal responsibility; the moral courage, to stand up to this tyranny.  To learn how to say NO, and to push back.

Whether this has any enduring fruit remains to be seen, though…

 

Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass