The elite has stopped treating us as adults

The elite has stopped treating us as adults. By Anders Kohlnen.

Those suffering from endless COVID shutdowns may find a spark of hope in the words of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. While the governors of Minnesota, Michigan, Oregon, and other states were preparing new restrictions during the pandemic, Alito gave a speech to The Federalist Society, calling such lockdowns “previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty.” …

Freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, and freedom of speech violations by panicked government decision makers and what Alito calls “an elite group of appointed experts” have been well documented during the COVID-19 pandemic. …

“All that I’m saying is this, and I think it is an indisputable statement of fact: We have never before seen restrictions as severe, extensive, and prolonged as those experienced for most of 2020. … Think about access to the courts, or the Constitutional right to a speedy trial. Trials in federal courts have virtually disappeared in many places. Who could have imagined that?” …

Not only are experts and executives passing laws without the use of the legislature, but they have now decided that there is no longer any need to treat the people they rule over as adults. In the eyes of Fauci and other leaders, Americans concerned about the Constitutional order, the rule of law, or individual liberty are acting like spoiled, whiny children who don’t know what’s best for them.

This rule by executive fiat during COVID is part of what Alito calls a “sort of Constitutional stress test” which has highlighted “disturbing trends that were already present before the virus struck.”

I’m sure the experts are the ones they selected, who just happen to agree with them. It’s woke authoritarianism dressed up in the clothes of western civilization.

hat-tip Stephen Neil