For those trapped in states ruled by totalitarian Democrats who may believe that the lockdowns will be lifted after Christmas, a sign that the harsh restrictions are the "new normal" has appeared in Oregon,
On Thursday, Governor Kate Brown who has presided over a state where the streets of the largest city have been taken over by violent anarchists extended her emergency decree that was set to expire on January 2nd into March.
Like other Democrat governors who have seized on the COVID panic to put themselves into a God mode that remains unchecked by the courts and state legislatures, Brown has become addicted to power and indignant to the suffering of the citizenry.
Brown seized on a spike in COVID "related" fatalities that are heavily skewed by deaths of the elderly who have underlying health conditions to once again move the goalposts.
Via Fox 12 Oregon, "Gov. Brown extends state of emergency declaration in Oregon until March 2021":
Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday extended a state of emergency declaration in Oregon until March 3, 2021.
The previous executive order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic was set to expire Jan. 2, 2021. The extension is for an additional 60 days from that time.
The declaration is the legal underpinning for the Governor’s COVID-19 executive orders and the Oregon Health Authority’s health and safety guidance, according to a statement from the governor’s office.
That includes the risk-based guidelines and closures for each county in Oregon.
It was announced this week that 29 counties would be under the extreme risk level, beginning Friday.
The risk levels determine what businesses and activities are closed, whether restaurants can serve customers indoors, as well as how many people can shop in stores, attend church services or gather socially with people from other households.
Governor Brown is also demanding that Oregonians submit to wearing face diapers in advance of an imminent federal mandate to last at a minimum of 100 days if Joe Biden is installed into the White House.
Last month Brown encouraged citizens to snitch on their neighbors if they violated her Thanksgiving restrictions and even threatened to sic the police on those who had too many people over for turkey day dinner.
Via Portland NBC affiliate KGW-8 News, “Gov. Brown encourages Oregonians to call police on neighbors who violate COVID-19 freeze”:
Days before Thanksgiving, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said she believes residents who know their neighbors are violating the most recent round of COVID-19 protocols, which includes capping the number of people allowed in your home at six, should call the police.
“This is no different than what happens if there’s a party down the street and it’s keeping everyone awake,” Brown said in an interview Friday. “What do neighbors do [in that case]? They call law enforcement because it’s too noisy. This is just like that. It’s like a violation of a noise ordinance.”
The restrictions, known as a freeze, were implemented this week via an executive order by the governor. For the next two weeks in Oregon, and four weeks in Multnomah County, residents are banned from eating out at restaurants and going to the gym, among other restrictions. Social gatherings in our homes are also limited to no more than six people. Violators could face up to 30 days in jail, $1,250 in fines or both.
Brown wears her radicalism like a badge of honor with threats to send armed goons to bust up holiday gatherings while not similarly using police to restore order in Portland.
Her order will almost certainly be extended once March arrives since Easter is in April.
Me Here....This is sure to go on and on and on and..........
Her unconstitutional dictates are sure to be followed by other dictatorial Democrat governors across the nation. Freedom is their enemy.
Masks are ineffective. What they really are is the American version of the NAZI "salute". It is a symbol of blind loyalty to the police state.
This pandemic will go on and on and our freedoms will be less and less.