Our cover story: The continued crushing of economy, crushing of lives, crushing of livelihoods, and crushing of liberty. Yes, Madame Mayor, we know your message: Stay at home, don't go to work, be afraid.
This is the coordinated refrain from all the blue city mayors who take their marching orders from blue-state governors who take their marching orders from the Democrat machine.
I'm going to use an ugly word here: Conspiracy. At this point, based on all the evidence, all the scientific data, and what we have learned about the Wuhan coronavirus, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this has been a governmental overreaction, on purpose, politically motivated, from day one. These mayors and governors are lying to their people. This shutdown is not about peoples' health, it's not. It's about politics and political power. Sheer, raw, unadulterated power.
And so this is the paradox that has been established by these anti-Trump partisans. They keep calling for more and more testing. "We need more," they claim. Well, how much more? Well, the answer keeps changing, keeps growing.
But the paradox is, and they know this, the more they test, the more confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus will be detected. And the more cases that are detected, the more these politicians are going say, "We can't reopen the cities and the states, because the number of cases keeps increasing." Get the picture?
They keep changing the criteria for reopening. First, it was hospital beds, right? Remember? Now hospitals are empty. Next, it was PPE equipment and ventilators, now we have so many ventilators that we're giving them away to other countries. And so now it's testing.
The truth is Newsom and Cuomo and Murphy and Northam are attempting to drag out this dark moment in American history as long as possible, and it's high time that the American people understand all of this.
What the mayor left out, by the way, yeah he said that 70-something percent, almost 80 percent of people dying in Los Angeles from COVID-19 are over the age of 65, but they also have underlying health conditions that are contributing to this. And this is an important factor but he's leaving that out. This is lying by omission to ten million people in the metropolitan area of Los Angeles.
I firmly believe, when you look at this through your prism of liberty, through your prism of the United States constitution, that this is the greatest attack on individual liberty in this republic since the Korematsu decision. And for folks who don't know their history and don't know what I'm talking about, the Korematsu decision, in World War II, FDR, the hero of the left, locked up Americans of Japanese descent during World War II, took away everything they had, put them in concentration camps. This is what the great FDR did. And the Supreme Court backed him, the Korematsu decision.
In the end, we know our history, Richard. We did compensate for this atrocity, this attack on the Constitution and the constitutional rights of Americans. But this — I don't know, I don't know if we'll ever be compensated.