AUSTRALIA– Throughout the pandemic, overreaching politicians have imposed regulations and mandates that suppressed the rights of the people across the world out of “safety”.
During the holidays, Law Enforcement Today reported on many excessive mandates, such as how many people can gather at your home for dinner. Pennsylvania even went so far as to shut down alcohol sales on Thanksgiving eve in an attempt to control the narrative.
At a time when the people are fed up with the scare tactics and mandates handed down by hypocritical politicians, shocking reports are being released that show how far the governments are being allowed to go.
According to reports, Australia has now begun monitoring alcohol consumption, and in some cases confiscating alcoholic beverages in areas that are under strict lockdown.
Australia has now resorted to monitoring alcohol consumption and in some cases confiscating elicit drinks in areas under strict lockdown. https://t.co/ajxK5dBGNO
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 9, 2021
According to news.com.au, health authorities in New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state, have limited the number of alcoholic beverages people can drink each day in “NSW Health controlled buildings” as part of an effort to “ensure the safety of health staff and residents.”
“Residents in apartment blocks locked-down by NSW Health are having their alcohol deliveries policed as part of a policy to limit the number of drinks being consumed each day.
“Mission Australia’s Common Ground building in Camperdown is the latest building where occupants are subjected to the harsh rules.
“Residents are allowed to receive a ration of one of the following: six beers or pre-mixed drinks, one bottle of wine, or one 375ml bottle of spirits.
“Excess alcohol is being confiscated until lockdown rules are lifted.
“Residents can consult with a clinician if they think they need more than the allowed limit.”
It is being reported that authorities are even searching “care packages sent by friends and relatives” in order to monitor the goods and ensure there are no items that will violate the order, and residents in Sydney are furious.
Australia should be a warning🚨
People who are locked down in NSW apartment building are now getting limits on what they can consume.
Gifts and care bags get searched before being handed to those in lockdown.
If too much alcohol is found it gets seized by police.
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) September 8, 2021
One resident of the building, Robin Elhaj said:
“They are searching all bags and things coming into the building … They confiscated a series of gifts. So things like bottles of spirits, we weren’t allowed to have those and we still (aren’t),”
Breitbart reported that a spokeswoman for the Sydney Local Health District confirmed the alcohol limits are in place “where Covid-positive patients and close contacts are sent for isolation.”
Likewise, a spokeswoman for the Sydney Local Health District confirmed apartment buildings under the control of the NSW fell subject to alcohol restrictions.
Many are questioning whether the mandate limiting alcohol consumption during quarantine is even legal given the fact that the consumption of the beverages is occurring in an individual’s private residence.
A NSW Police spokeswoman denied reports that officers are confiscating alcohol from residents.
AUSTRALIA – Limit on alcohol purchased to consume in their own homes because, COVID.
— Bernie's Tweets (@BernieSpofforth) September 8, 2021
The spokeswoman said:
“In all residential lockdown locations, NSW Police are there to ensure compliance with the Public Health Orders and assist NSW Health if required,”
Australia’s strict lockdown policy, which forbids citizens from leaving the country, has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks.
Writing in The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf argued “Australia traded away too much liberty.”
“Australia is undoubtedly a democracy, with multiple political parties, regular elections, and the peaceful transfer of power.
But if a country indefinitely forbids its own citizens from leaving its borders, strands tens of thousands of its citizens abroad, puts strict rules on intrastate travel, prohibits citizens from leaving home without an excuse from an official government list, mandates masks even when people are outdoors and socially distanced, deploys the military to enforce those rules, bans protest, and arrests and fines dissenters, is that country still a liberal democracy?”
As Breitbart pointed out, Australia’s neighbor New Zealand has already vowed to close its borders for the remainder of the year, continuing the country’s embrace of a total isolationist strategy in its fight against the coronavirus.
In August, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the country’s borders “will never be the same after” the pandemic, likening the situation to the 9/11 attacks.
“Just like after 9/11, the border will never be the same after Covid … things can change, but that doesn’t mean we can’t adapt to them in a way that eventually feels normal again,”
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Illinois Governor brushes off Chicago mayor’s “Do Not Travel” advisory, may leave city for Thanksgiving
November 24, 2021
CHICAGO, IL- Earlier in November, Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered all residents to “cancel traditional Thanksgiving celebrations.” But, it seems that even the governor of Illinois is not keen on following the tyrannical order.
Lightfoot’s bid to end a holiday older than America itself began on November 16. The mayor instituted a “Stay-at-Home Advisory” in an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
– Stay home unless for essential reasons
– Stop having guests over—including family members you do not live with
– Avoid non-essential travel
– Cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans
— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) November 12, 2020
The mayor argued that this drastic action was necessary as a “major portion” of cases are due to gatherings that take place in the home.
According to WIFR Lightfoot claimed:
“Major portion of that spread is happening in our homes and private venues, with the friends and family, who we love and trust in these spaces people feel safe we/you feel safe, and you let your guard down. And you’re not as diligent. We have to stop and reverse this trend in order to save lives.”
And, just like that, all the plans made by over two million Chicago residents are put on hold… besides, of course, the plans made by other politicians. Ironically, on the day the advisory was instituted the governor of Illinois himself refused to say whether he will follow Lightfoot’s orders.
During a press conference, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker was asked directly if he will adhere to Lightfoot’s advisory.
One journalist questioned:
“Since you live in Chicago, are you going to follow the ‘no travel’ advisory that Mayor Lightfoot put into place at 6AM this morning?”
Instead of answering the question, Pritzker fumbled over his words and claimed that he knew nothing about the advisory.
“I don’t know what that says exactly and I don’t know exactly what my plans will be. But I’ll certainly be happy to share.”
The reporter fired back recounting news reports which state the governor’s family was already in Florida:
“Second City Blog said that your family is already in Florida, I mean…”
Pritzker, again, stumbled over his words before finally managing to answer the reporter without saying much of anything.
The governor said:
“I think you already know we have a place in Florida, so…”
Then, an off camera voice (we assume that the woman speaking is a staffer) is heard interrupting the exchange to save the bumbling governor. The woman argued:
“We’re not going to address rumors from random blogs online,”
But, despite the attempts by the staffer and governor to drive media attention away from their clear hypocrisy, the journalist persisted on getting answers. She quickly switches gears and says:
“You must know what the Mayor’s plan is,”
The governor responds by claiming that he is “very busy” and has not heard about the advisory:
“I have actually not seen what the Mayor put out this morning. I have been very busy. Actually, I don’t think there was a travel ban, I think there was a ‘discouragement’,”
— Amy Jacobson (@AmyJacobson) November 16, 2020
Previously, the intrusive and authoritarian orders doled out by Lightfoot were viewed as questionable at best, but they are now just laughable. If the mayor’s own governor will not concede to the stay-at-home order why would any other resident?
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