But there have been some notable exceptions, and one of them is Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee.
Lee quietly signed an executive order recently that authorizes the Tennessee National Guard and Tennessee State Guard to implement involuntary commitments of citizens as well as quarantines "in connection with certain health care emergency services operations." Lee noted in the order he was specifically concerned with "an increase in COVID-19 cases."
According to an influential state conservative group, Tennessee Stands, Lee signed the order, No. 83, on Friday "with little fanfare."
The conservative group highlighted some provisions of the order it found "exceptionally concerning," to include:
For naysayers who said some years ago that "FEMA camps" to house malcontents the government found troublesome, well, it is executive actions like this one that feed into such stories and such concerns. Note again the portion of Lee's order authorizing "temporary quarantine and isolation facilities may be constructed."
Camps, in other words, that would be manned with armed troops with orders, no doubt, to shoot to kill anyone who tried to escape or break in.
Former Fox News journalist Todd Starnes noted that many people reacted with disbelief.
"Wow! The guard will be utilized? Involuntary commitment? And construction of quarantine and isolation facilities? Thought all of that was just a silly conspiracy theory," one person wrote on social media.
"The pieces add up to a very scary picture!! People need to wake up,” another concerned citizen noted. “I would like to know the specific scenarios and situations that would need to take place in order for these actions to be implemented. They are too open ended and vague which leads to open door interpretation and neglected use which would not work in our best interests. We need to demand specificity."
At the very least.
Natural News founder and editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, is sounding the alarm as well:
The vast majority of (oblivious) Americans have dismissed all this as a “conspiracy theory,” and now they’re shocked and frightened by the realization that covid internment camps are being actively deployed across America.
On Friday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed Executive Order 83, which authorizes National Guard and State Guard troops to break into peoples’ homes, kidnap them at gunpoint, and take them to covid internment camps, all without any due process or respect for civil rights. Individuals can be targeted for this medical kidnapping by armed troops via “telephone assessments,” and the medical kidnapping of American citizens is being labeled “involuntary commitment” to “temporary quarantine and isolation facilities.”
In other words, FEMA-style concentration camps are here, and covid is the excuse for mass arrests and executions of Americans.
Americans need to wake up and understand that this virus, which was developed by the Chinese specifically to unleash on the world and ruin Donald Trump's reelection, has been seized upon by tyrants in both political parties to grab and hold onto power in ways never before imagined.
The human tendency throughout our history on earth has been the opposite of American-style republican government; it's been tyranny and authoritarianism.
The fact that even American leaders are becoming tyrants during the pandemic shouldn't surprise anyone; they are human, too.