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U.S. Attorney General William Barr was taking heat today for controversial comments at a speech for Hillsdale College yesterday. He said the forced national lockdown is like “house arrest.” He added that “other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint,” the forced lockdowns are the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.” As expected, leftist media misreported his comments, claiming Barr said lockdowns were as bad as slavery. He clearly was talking about civil liberty infringement and clearly said slavery was worse in that regard:
The fearless blunt-speaking AG drew more ire from leftists by directly challenging the motives and tactics of BLM. “These so-called Black Lives Matter people . . . they’re not interested in Black lives; they’re interested in props–a small number of Blacks who were killed by police during conflict with police, usually less than a dozen a year–who they can use as props to achieve a much broader political agenda.” Meaning BLM’s stated goal of establishing Marxism, through anarchy and the destruction of capitalism:
Barr also took issue with the often-repeated idea that how we deal with coronavirus “is dictated by science,” calling that “nonsense.” He emphasized it is elected representatives and the general public that dictate what we do, based on science and other important factors. “The person in the white coat is not the grand seer who can come up with the right decisions for society. A free people makes its determination through its elected representatives,” Barr said. (beginning at 13 seconds):
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