Just so I’m clear: it isn’t only Democratic governors and mayors who have revealed themselves as Big Brother wannabes in the pandemic, just mostly. They also win hypocrisy prizes over their GOP counterparts for their party’s pushing Big Lies # 3 and #6, which are both dependent on the verdict that the President is an autocrat. Yet when a gift-wrapped excuse arrived for totalitarian edicts, it was Trump’s critics, not the President, who eagerly began squashing rights and crossing lines. Thus, to evoke the last line of today’s post, the Democrats are the bigger assholes, though both parties’ tin despots can bite me.
Vemont’s Republican Governor Scott, for example, should be impeached. Luckily for him, he is the governor of the state with arguably the least American values-friendly state in the union: Vermont, where the citizenry have elected such strange creatures as Howard Dean, who thinks hate speech isn’t protected by the Constitution, and Bernie Sanders, who admired the Soviet Union.
Scott informed Vermont via Twitter that schools will be adding new questions about how students spent their holiday to daily health checks. If the answer shows that a family didn’t toe the line, kids may have to take online classes for a two-week period or quarantine for a week. Or the Vermont State Stasi may drop by and take Mom and Dad to a re-education camp. You never know. Businesses are being instructed to similarly9nquire into employees’ private lives:
“We understand how difficult this is, but since we know these types of gatherings have been the cause of so many outbreaks, we’ve got to do all we can to slow this down,” Scott added later.
There it is, the mark of a totalitarian, or, if you like, a Democrat, which is the party this Republican nitwit is emulating.Every student should be instructed by his or her parents to answer an inquiry into their family’s holiday activities by replying,
My parents say that if you have any questions about what we did over the holiday, you can ask them directly. It is an abuse of power and a form of state abuse and coercion to ask children like me to inform on their family’s activities.
However, my parents have also instructed me to inform you, as a matter of courtesy and to save time, that their answer to any such questions will be that it’s none of your damn business how our family spent the holidays.
My father also says that you can “bite him.” I suspect that he is speaking metaphorically and ironically. I suspect that if you ask him in person, there is a substantial chance that he might bite you.
I recommend typing this up and having the child hand it to the inquiring teacher.
As for any employee who is grilled according to Scott’s formula, a simple “Here is the phone number of my lawyer. You may inquire through her if you like, but you will not enjoy the answer” will suffice.
Scott also thought terming his Orwellian policy as a threat was appropriate, adding, “From my standpoint, this is fair warning to those of you who are planning to have gatherings from outside your household for Thanksgiving. If you don’t want your kids to have to transition to remote learning and quarantine for a seven-day period, maybe you ought to make other plans.”
And maybe you ought to read the Declaration of Independence and the First, Fourth and Fifth amendments to the Constitution, you incompetent, ignorant, dictatorial jerk.