The Inexcusable Big Brotherism Of Governor Phil Scott [Revised and Corrected]

Tim Scott

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:

Scott Tweets

“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.

14 thoughts on “The Inexcusable Big Brotherism Of Governor Phil Scott [Revised and Corrected]

  1. Authoritarians come in all shapes, sizes, races and genders. No political party has a monopoly on tin pot dictators. Maryland has Hogan, Michigan has Whither.

    Authoritarians expose themselves when they feel they are losing control or know they lack the skills and temprament to effectively deal with the issue at hand.

    One of the great ironies of our time is the narrative the Trump, the deregulator, is the dictator while all his critics are merely benevolent public servants who are stripping you of your rights for the betterment of humanity.

  2. Not that it matters, really, but I’ll play the “No True Scotsman” card and opine that in certain states (Massachusetts, Maryland,…) if you find a Republican governor these days, you will likely find a true Rino stuffed into his suit.

  3. I may have been affected by the ‘troll in chief’, but I think I would instruct my child to tell the school the following story. “We had Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Delta Force, Seal Team Six, and the cast of The Mandalorian over to our house for Thanksgiving. We had 75 people eating turkey and then we went out to shoot machine guns and ride in tanks!” When a judge signs a warrant to search my house over such a statement, I should have a good lawsuit over that. All I need is to find a judge who realizes that ordering search warrants and confinement over the ridiculous tales of a 7-year old related second-hand is stupid…oh…never mind.

    The moral of the story is that we are going to have to teach our children to lie to the government, starting at an early age. It is the only way they are going to survive our new governments.

  4. These people do not want to admit that coercive measures can no longer work after the public health establishment forfeited trust.

    A few months ago, a bunch of quacks and charlatans wrote that they did not “condemn these gatherings as risky for COVID-19 transmission” because “vital to the national public health and to the threatened health specifically of Black people in the United States”, while condemning “protests against stay-home orders” because they are “rooted in white nationalism and run contrary to respect for Black lives”.

    https://ethicsalarms.com/2020/06/08/oh-no-its-monday-ethics-review-6-8-2020-a-yoos-rationalization-orgy/

  5. Keep in mind, Phil Scott also backed the unconstitutional impeachment of President Trump (with the ignoble distinction of being the first to do so), which pretty much tells you all you need to know about his constitutional literacy.

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