I've been giving a lot of thought to Mr. Biden's ultimatum to the American people, delivered yesterday afternoon. It was clearly unconstitutional, just like his earlier use of the CDC to illegally block evictions of those who have not paid their rent. The latter was overturned by the Supreme Court, and he - or, rather, those using him as cover, those manipulating him like a stuffed puppet - must surely know that the same is likely to happen to his vaccine "mandates" . . .
SO WHY DO IT?
Why impose mandates that are obviously and prima facie illegal and unconstitutional?
I have a thought.
If I were among those who stole last November's election, who overthrew the legitimately elected President and imposed their own puppet regime, who are now illicitly running the country and trying to remake it in their progressive left-wing image . . .
If I were among them, what would be the best, the easiest way for us to identify every potential opponent of our plans in every single federal government department, including law enforcement and the military? What would be the simplest way to force our enemies to identify themselves, so that we know who'll have to be dealt with when the time comes to impose our will upon this nation, irrespective of democracy, the constitution, and the will of the people?
It would be to confront them with a simple binary choice that would force them to reveal themselves. It would be to offer them a choice so stark that accepting it would effectively force them into compliance: and once one has surrendered to tyranny, every subsequent surrender is easier and easier. It's the beginning of the slippery slope that leads to serfdom.
On the other hand, rejecting that choice would identify them as our enemies, as clearly as if they'd painted a mark on their foreheads. We'd be able to purge them from every government department, particularly those with leadership potential. Not only would this provide lists of many of those we'll need to deal with before we can impose our will; it'll also ensure that the departments of government are freed from their pernicious influence, so that they're now more reliable instruments of tyranny in our hands. We can use those departments, including law enforcement and the military, as tools to impose our will on America without having to worry about internal resistance within the organs of government.
If you look at Mr. Biden's pronouncements yesterday from that perspective, they take on a much more sinister, yet much more believable aspect. They're Trojan horses. They aren't there to make us healthier: they're there to smoke out the patriots among us, those who will resist and actively oppose the Biden administration's plans to dominate and control America forever and crush all opposition. The powers that be want to expose all such people, so that they're easier to deal with, and so that they can be removed from any position(s) where they might interfere.
The more I think about it, the more I believe that's the real reason Mr. Biden made that speech yesterday. It's another step - and an important one - on the road to tyranny. If we allow him - and those behind him - to get away with it, we're going to find it that much harder to stop him next time . . . and there will be a next time.
What say you, readers?
(EDITED TO ADD: As reader "Winterborn" noted in a comment to this post, The Intrepid Reporter has an interesting variation on the way I'm thinking. Go read it here. It's worth your time. See also Larry Correia's reaction to the situation, and Sarah Hoyt's too. Aesop at Raconteur Report has the strongest, bluntest response I've seen so far.)