MARTIAL LAW? National Guard Deployed Throughout Country Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
The National Guard has announced that there are over 1,500 guardsman who have been deployed in 22 states across the country due to the coronavirus outbreak that is causing mass hysteria.
In the state of New York, guardsman “have been working with state and local officials to distribute food, disinfect public spaces and help run mobile screening facilities.”
“The community is extremely happy that we’re out here,” said Army Sgt. Corey Smith, with the New York Army Guard’s 1156th Engineer Company, in a press release. “They’ve been sharing stories with us about how tough it’s been for them getting food at the grocery store.”
“We’re all very happy to be here,” he added. “We’re just here to help out, hand out food and make sure everybody feels comfortable and safe.”
The National Guard is touting its reaction as proof that they are serving the American people, but skeptics are worried that the additional troop presence in the U.S. streets creeps the vulnerable nation ever closer to martial law.
Those fears have compounded by self-serving liberal bureaucrats using the crisis as a means to push Draconian public policy that they have supported for many years.
Big League Politics has reported on local bureaucrats using coronavirus panic to usurp the power to strip firearms:
New Orleans is the latest American city to declare a state of emergency that gives the mayor to suspend gun sales at her discretion.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s declaration of a state of emergency gives her office the power “if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles.” The order was drafted last week.
Cantrell also now has the authority to suspend the distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages.
The order is ironic, considering New Orleans’ troubled history with emergency gun confiscation. City police enacted gun confiscation operations targeting law-abiding everyday citizens in the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, fueling into panic and blunting the effectiveness of hurricane response.
Other liberals in positions of power have used the coronavirus as an excuse to empty jails and stop prosecuting basic crimes:
On March 17, 2020, a Sacramento County judge authorized the Sheriff’s Office to release prisoners who have 30 days or less left in their sentences.
Abbie VanSickle, a staff writer at The Marshall Project, tweeted, “BREAKING: Sacramento County judge authorizes the Sheriff’s Office to release jail inmates with 30 days or less remaining in their sentences. Ordered signed today and in effect until May 30. Includes misdemeanors and felonies. @MarshallProj”
… According to the LA Times, the Los Angeles County Sheriff has already started releasing inmates in an attempt to stop the Wuhan virus from spreading. The department is also reducing the number of people they plan on taking into custody.
If Sacramento County fully follows through with this, people hope the prisoners have somewhere to stay at.
“I think if they have homes that should definitely be a factor. I think if they don’t have homes than where would they go?“ said Jessica Jarrety.
The radical Left is fully taking advantage of this crisis to unleash their radical, anarcho-tyrannical experiments on the rest of the populace.
The liberal response to coronavirus may turn out to be even more harmful to public safety than the pandemic itself, with martial law looking like a real possibility.