New York, NY – On Wednesday, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio announced travel checkpoints and fines for those who do not comply with NYC quarantine restrictions. The new rules were on top of state restrictions on out of state travelers that visit New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had expanded on the already vast restrictions applying to 35 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.
If you fail to fill out the travel form that is required, you will be fined $2,000, just for landing in a NYC airport. He announced random checkpoints to be established on the cities bridges and tunnels. Suppose you break the rules, it is a $10,000 fine. In his comments, De Blasio said this was not to punish people, but to help them understand the rules.
Just let that sink in a little bit. Random checkpoints across NYC access points where they will determine if you are compliant or not. Is this a free country? Is this really what our great nation is coming to?
It certainly is under Democrat leadership. The Democrats want to force everyone to stay home, to cower in fear, and not to come out until they have a method to support you through their communist agendas permanently.
We have often read about the descriptions about the checkpoints in Afghanistan or Iraq, as they had to search cars for explosives. Rather than being treated like citizens of a free country, those in NYC are being treated like suspected terrorists. This is simply not acceptable.
In a time where people are willing to riot and protest about equal rights, where is the outrage over this? It does not exist. People now view giving up their freedoms as a “personal sacrifice” for the pandemics sake.
One has to question is this even legal. Is this level of interrogation and investigation permissible under the 4th Amendment? There are a lot of requirements that must be met for other checkpoints, like DUI checkpoints, to be legal. It’s not clear how these coronavirus checkpoints will be viewed.
When will Americans wake up and realize the freedoms that are eroding before their eyes? When will we see that these measures are getting out of hand, and that Democrat leadership is doing nothing but destroying our economy? I’m afraid the answer is going to be far too late.
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