Closing Thought–16Mar20

The response to the virus has been an interesting story in itself…..but I think there are some extreme decisions that are a violation of some basic rights……take Champaign, Illinois…….

Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen has issued an executive order declaring an emergency in the city. 

City officials said the emergency is related to the COVID-19, which is anticipated to cause an impact on the health of community members. Champaign Municipal Code allows the mayor to declare an emergency for a limited time. 

Included in the executive order are ordinances that would give the city extraordinary powers to the Mayor. 

  • Violating parts of the Open Meetings Act
  • Ban sale of firearms and ammunition
  • Ban sale of any alcohol
  • Closing of all bars, taverns, liquor stores, etc
  • Ban sale or giving away of gasoline or other liquid flammable or combustible products in any container other than a gasoline tank permanently fixed to a motor vehicle
  • Direct the shutoff of power, water, gas, etc
  • Take possession of private property and obtain full title to same
  • Prohibit or restrict ingress and egress to and from the City

“The executive order allows the city to be flexible to properly respond to the emergency needs of our community. None of the options will necessarily will be implemented but are available in order to protect the welfare and safety of our community if needed,” Jeff Hamilton the City of Champaign’s Communications Manger told WAND-TV. 


Someone explain how the confiscation of private property will help this response to a pandemic….

Any thoughts on your side?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

15 thoughts on “Closing Thought–16Mar20

  1. Will the teamwork and cooperation of health organizations and governments internationally remain in place post virus crisis ? What a wonderful recrafting for the world that would be.

  2. How would grabbing personal property help the pandemic? It may become necessary to appropriate hotels, motels, apartment complexes and so forth to house victims of the pandemic. Other than that, you ahve to understand that oppressive regimes will use their ambiguous laws any way they can in order to tighten their control over the population …or to profit from the property they grab once the pandemic is done… if ever it does get done!

      1. I think there is going to be a lot of that going on now, Chuq — my political parameters are a changin’

  3. I told everybody before, “If I see something that needs changing then it is going to get changed … My mind is not set in stone.”

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