Christ Has Risen, Will Hogan “Allow” You?

Manipulating the Public Through Fear


When people sit idly by watching their neighbors get arrested or fined for throwing a ball to their child in a park, fishing on a deserted creek or attending church, we have surrendered being “free people” and embraced the collar of a kept pet.  With a tug of a ticket book, you are brought quickly back in check.

Americans and Marylanders aren’t supposed to fear their government or the police.  It’s your government, it answers to you.  No, seriously, that’s how it’s actually supposed to operate. 

You just think they get to tell you what conditions you have to live under because you’ve remained disengaged, silent or lazy for too long.   You’ve forgotten without your continual oversight, like children, politicians and bureaucrats will steal everything in sight and bully their adversaries relentlessly, until an adult steps in and stops them. 

Time to start “adulting” again folks.  Put on your big girl/boy pants and act like grownups, capable of taking responsibility for your own lives.  Stop focusing on the XBox and focus on the ballot box.  Freedom depends on it.

When you’re praising the Governor for declaring you can celebrate Easter, you are no longer a free adult.  You are a child seeking permission. 

Let me remind you, God, the Creator (or whatever you call your higher power) gave you your rights. You are born with them.  The U.S. Constitution recognizes this fact.

Neither the Governor of Maryland, the President of the United States of America or any other elected official, bestows rights upon you.  They can take them from you, if you let them, but they don’t give them to you. 

Voters have neglected their duty and responsibility to hold elected officials responsible for bad policies and government overreach.  This gave rise to governments that have forgotten their place.

Government on every level has adopted the practice of keeping you confused or in fear, to maintain their positions of power.  Unlimited power truly does corrupt. (We’ll save “term limits” for another day.)

When today’s (April 11) coronavirus update came in and 35 more deaths were reported, did you believe that between yesterday and today 35 more people died of the virus from Wuhan? 

You’d be wrong.  The Maryland Department of Health is posting how many deaths have been “reported” to them.  Per their April 10, 2020 document:  “We do not currently have any publicly available data on the number of deaths by date of death.”

Nothing on their reporting website is as it seems.  It’s purposefully designed to keep you confused, afraid, dependent on the “protection” of government and compliant.  MSDH knows how many people are dying on any given day but if they report those numbers to you, you can track how serious this virus is, or isn’t.  You would then have the information necessary to decide for yourself.

Further confusing the seriousness, the deaths reported aren’t necessarily due to COVID-19.  Per Dr. Birx of the Presidential Task Force:  “… If someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that as a COVID-19 death… [emphasis added]”.  If you die “with” this coronavirus, they are marking your cause of death COVID-19 even though heart failure might be the reason you died.

For some reason the Governor of Maryland believes you are to infantile to decide if you want to responsibly go out in public and sufficiently distance yourself from others.  He thinks you are incapable of deciding if the risk of going outside is worth the reward of breathing fresh air in a park or riding a bike with 10 friends, or having dinner in a restaurant. 

Not only does he believe you are incapable of protecting yourself, he believes he has the authority to order you to close your business, fire your employees, lose your insurance and risk NEVER being able to restore your life to normal; pre-virus.  YOU are that stupid and incompetent.  Only he and his administration know the magic time and place to restore your God given rights to you.

We should NOT be ok with this.  We should NOT be comfortable with our neighbors being arrested or fined $5,000 for stepping outside for fresh air and freedom.

Christ has risen.  When will you?

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Cindy A. Rose began writing for the Tentacle in 2011 trying to raise awareness over things happening within Frederick County Public Schools. She began keeping a close watch on FCPS when she learned there were not enough air conditioned buses for special needs children during the hot Maryland summers. The Tentacle offered her a place to share her concerns with her community when local newspapers didn’t always. Cindy had the opportunity to buy the Tentacle from creator/owner John W. Ashbury in 2019, so she did. She believed then, as she believes now, our communities, friends and neighbors have important things to say that needs to be shared with those living around them. Large corporate news companies don’t always share in those passions and concerns. The Tentacle is a local news, commentary and community website run by citizens, for citizens. Its success depends on your participation.