At present, National Guard coronavirus testing is voluntary; however, will that still be the case in a few weeks?
It was a mere four years ago when public outrage forced police in Missouri, Ohio and Colorado to stop intrusive DNA and drug checkpoints
In some states, police are actually setting up firewood, agriculture and fish and game checkpoints to name a few. With the outbreak of COVID-19, Americans could be facing new type of checkpoint across the country.
My greatest fear is watching authorities use the public's fear of COVID-19 to create mandatory coronavirus checkpoints.
A recent WCTV article
reveals what it is like for motorists to go through a Florida-Alabama checkpoint.
A couple moving from Mississippi to Florida said, "it was intimidating seeing all the guards at first, but it also made them feel safe." The article went on to say,
"The checkpoint was a little more extensive for those traveling from New York or Louisiana. They were required to fill out paperwork about their health and recent travel before a decision was made regarding their entrance into the Florida border.
Below are some pictures of voluntary National Guard coronavirus testing taking place in Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Florida, Louisiana, Colorado and Texas.
The Co-Director of The Organization For Propaganda Studies
, Dr Piers Robinson, warned
the current strategy of using the coronavirus as an excuse to suspend basic liberties is fraught with danger.
"Whatever the coronavirus event may or may not be, the fundamental lesson of the last 20 years is that governments can and do exploit, even manipulate, events in order to pursue political, social, military and economic objectives. Fearful populations are frequently irrational ones, vulnerable and malleable. Now is not the time for deference to authority and reluctance to speak out."
In These Times warned
, the U.S. military is not a public health organization: it is a purveyor of wars.
No one should forget about what happened in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.
“New Orleans was turned into an armed camp, patrolled by thousands of local, state, and federal law enforcement officers, as well as National Guard troops and active-duty soldiers."
Here`s hoping that the U.S. and other free countries will not use COVID-19 as an excuse to create mandatory testing checkpoints and suspend our liberties indefinitely.