By Jon Dougherty

(TNS) If you ever doubted that Democrats are the party of tyranny, you’re getting to see it first hand, thanks to their over-hyping of the coronavirus outbreak.



Democratic Govs. Jay Inslee of Washington (above) and Kate Brown of Oregon just banned public gatherings of more than 250 people — a direct and blatant violation of the First Amendment’s assembly clause — over a virus that has so far inflicted a fraction of the illnesses and deaths that the influenza virus has inflicted this year alone.



According to Willamette Week:

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tonight banned large gatherings in Oregon, cancelled all school athletic events, and advised as many people as possible to avoid in-person work meetings, to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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The governor banned events of more than 250 people—a cap that will cancel St. Patrick’s Day events, rock concerts and athletic tournaments. The ban is effective immediately and lasts four weeks.

Schools remain open. But she cancelled all non-essential school activities, including parent-teacher meetings, field trips and competitions. (As of Thursday night, Portland Public Schools was still planning on holding athletic events, but denying audience admission.) Brown recommended offices limit close contact between workers, and suggested staggered working schedules.

Seattle Weekly adds:

All events with more than 250 people in King County will be prohibited following orders from state and local officials on March 11 in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Gov. Jay Inslee announced at a press conference Wednesday morning that all events larger than 250 attendees will be banned in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties through the end of March. He said it will likely be extended beyond that.

It applies to all social gatherings, including church events, concerts and sporting events.

In addition, events smaller than 250 attendees will also be prohibited in King County unless organizers can meet certain criteria for social distancing and COVID-19 screening. County Executive Dow Constantine said he had directed the county’s Public Health Officer Jeff Duchin to sign the measure authorizing the restrictions. The orders went into effect on March 11 and there is no specific end date.

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Meanwhile, another Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo of New York, actually established a “containment zone” — no word yet if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Rashida Tlaib have labeled it a ‘concentration camp’ yet — over coronavirus.

New York has 62 cases of the virus statewide. 62. Oregon: 21. Washington state: About 370.

No such actions have been taken for influenza, this year or any previous year. Total influenza cases this year are nearing 50 million, with nearly 600,000 hospitalizations and 20,000  deaths.

Yet, these Democrat governors are banning public events for a handful of coronavirus cases.


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If you live in one of these states and are not outraged by this authoritarian lunacy, you should be. This kind of stuff should never happen in America. Not for an outbreak this minor.

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