With the global COVID-19 pandemic new entrenched in the land of the free, there are concerns about Americans’ ability to preserve their precious freedom against the seemingly inevitable arrival of tyranny. At least that’s what the mainstream media wants us to believe.
No matter which flavor of the cable news candy you find yourself ingesting, the story is all the same: That other side wants to enact policies that will end the world, or at least turn it into a place that we won’t want to live in.
Such is the case today with the coronavirus crisis, as experts continue to push for stricter social distancing measures, the enforcement of which has many Americans fearing a loss of liberty.
In New York City, things are getting drastic.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized New York City residents on Monday at a press conference for failing to properly distance themselves socially to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“People, especially in New York City, the level of activity is up,” Cuomo reported during his daily coronavirus press briefing.
Cuomo’s team determined that heavier penalties for the ignorant were in order.
“Partially the weather … made it a nice day. I understand that people have been locked up for some time, but now is not the time to be lax,” he said. “It is a mistake.”
Cuomo urged local governments to do more to enforce social distancing rules and raise the fine for violating the protocols from $500 to $1,000.
Cities and town around the nation have begun to enforce curfews and other social distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to an increase in paranoia for the conspiratorial among us.