After a very modest and short lived increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in the state of Massachusetts, Governor Baker took a hissie fit. He held a press conference where he harangued all of us for our bad behavior and announced that he is putting an indefinite halt to his painfully slow reopening process. We are now stuck at part 1 of phase 3 of his plan and will not move on to part 2 of phase 3 until he gives it his personal approval. In the mean time, thanks to his so expertly crafted reopening plan, Massachusetts is stuck with the nation’s highest unemployment rate.
This WHDH News article discusses a very troubling new wrinkle to Governor Baker’s Coronovirus response plans, a wrinkle that totalitarian dictators have used a great many times. Our law enforcement agencies will now monitor us to make sure our behavior meets the standards of conduct laid down by our imperious leader, the great and terrible Governor Baker.
Baker also announced the formation of a an enforcement and intervention team, which will be tasked with ramping up enforcement in key communities and evaluating rising trends such as new positive cases and the percentage of positive tests.
Public safety officials, including state and local law enforcement, now have the jurisdiction to enforce safety orders and crack down on events hosted in violation of the orders, according to Baker.
“These teams will coordinate an increased enforcement effort across the state to assure businesses and residents are aware of and are following the COVID-19 orders,” Baker said. “By authorizing state and local police to enforce these orders, we can not only increase the number of people who will be out there to enforce these measures but also ensure that are penalties for those who refuse to make the adjustments that so many people in Massachusetts have made and continue to make.
Those who fail to comply with the orders will be subject to fines or cease and desist orders
Taking another page from totalitarian leaders Governor Baker announced travel ban
Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday announced a new order mandating a 14-day quarantine for anyone who travels into Massachusetts from a high-risk state in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Beginning on Aug. 1, high-risk travelers who come into the Bay State will need to quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative coronavirus test, according to Baker.
Our right to travel where ever we wish to is one of our most important rights, interfering with it is a major injustice. Living our lives free of government snooping and government interference has always been something that sets the citizens of the US apart from the citizens of totalitarian nations. That has all changed with this Coronavirus pandemic thanks to terrible governors such as Charlie Baker. I am shocked and saddened at all of the people in my state who blindly submit to this type of injustice.