Tweaking Tyranny

I hate to be a party-pooper, but the “religious liberty” bill the Head Cheese in New Hampshire signed isn’t nearly as thrilling as some Patriots seem to think. The

bill declar[es] Churches and other houses of worship as essential services [that] will never close again.

HB 542 bill will allow “religious organizations to operate to the same degree as essential businesses during a state of emergency,” The Associated Press reported.”

We ought to eradicate government’s ability to close anything during crises (or at any other time). The sociopaths in office will magnify every glitch into an “emergency” if  their powers increase then.

The entire premise of this argument—that we are too stupid to recognize danger and might head to the movies while a hurricane ravages the town, but for Our Benevolent and Brilliant Rulers—is so insulting as to foment rebellion. Alas, Americans would rather color-coordinate their facial diapers to their outfits than damn such despotism. 

Then there’s this frightening codicil in the bill:

“Nothing in this section shall prohibit the state government from requiring religious organizations to comply with neutral health, safety, or occupancy requirements issued by the state or federal government that are applicable to all organizations and businesses that provide essential services.”

Masks? A ban on singing? Yep. And anything else godless governors wish to inflict on Christ’s Church.

The answer to tyranny is never to tweak it. The answer is to rise up and eradicate it. 

Thanks to Vinnie Terranova for alerting me to this story. 

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4:15 pm on August 13, 2021

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