I heard a call on my police scanner this past Saturday that perfectly illustrates just how far along the road to becoming a police state large portions of the United States have become. A concerned citizen called the police because there were a dozen cars parked on her neighbor’s lawn. The caller was concerned that the neighbor was having a party and the guests were not wearing masks and were not social distancing. Two cruisers were dispatched to make sure no one at the party was being naughty. The home owner welcomed the officers and demonstrated that all guests were properly following Governor Baker’s edicts from on high.
I was shocked that the neighbor was such a meddling busybody who would tattle on her neighbor for daring to do something so shockingly evil as have a party in their own home. I was not shocked that the police responded to such a frivolous call because I have read all of Governor Baker’s draconian, liberty destroying, edicts. Here is a description of the rather odious proclamation that supposedly granted local police officers the authority to trample on the rights of property owners across the state of Massachusetts:
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,
If I was hosting a party at my home and the police showed up to determine if we were wearing masks and practicing social distancing I would not have allowed them entry. I would have demanded they produce a search warrant and I would have asked them to cite the exact laws we were breaking. If the police officers cited the governor’s emergency edicts I would have informed them that these edicts are not valid laws, not having passed through the formal legislative process. That situation could easily happen because my family always hosts large gatherings over the Christmas Holidays and we have no intention of followings emperor Baker’s commandments on our private property. I know a great many individuals believe the same way. I could see this type of scenario easily spinning out of control and leading to violence or a standoff.
These regulations have turned Massachusetts into a police state with local law enforcement officers and an army of busybodies acting as Governor Baker’s secret police force. Because so many states such as New York, California, and Virginia have similar draconian regulations most of the country is now a police state. It is not just sad, it is disgusting that far too many people blindly follow these obscene and unconstitutional regulations. These regulations are worthy of mass protests demanding they be removed immediately, where are these protests?