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The nation is gripped with coronavirus panic, but there is also fear about what is going to happen to our freedoms and our economy once the crisis is over.

This pandemic has taken its toll on the United States and that is not lost on conservative actor Chuck Norris, who published an Op-Ed for WND on Monday wondering how long it would be until we were under martial law.

The actor said he believes in “being prudent and also being peaceful” but, he added, he had “tough questions” to ask.

Norris said he was concerned by the growing lockdown orders and curfews being enforced by law enforcement limiting citizens’ movements.

“If the need for citizen confinement grows, and the restrictions increase, where does it end? And what excessive burden are we then placing upon law enforcement to corral even half of Americans (150 million)?” he asked.

“And if even the smallest transgression of confinement restrictions ends up being a misdemeanor, how will officials handle tens of millions of them?”

Norris pointed out that if police are expected to enforce the curfews, they too could become stricken with coronavirus.

And if that were to happen, not only would the hospitals be overrun with police officers, but there would also be fewer people to enforce the lockdown.

But what is more frightening, as Norris stated, is that if the lockdown lasts for five weeks or longer, citizens could fight back.

“How long can we allow Americans, who are a freedom-loving people and patriots, to be under ‘lockdown’ in their own homes without working?” Norris asked.

“Many scientists and specialists are even now calling the federal government to a five-week national lockdown? Do we expect the majority to simply comply? Will they have the resources and wherewithal to go the distance without resistance?”

These are frightening questions, but the fact is that American citizens are used to being free and they are now being subjected to draconian restrictions on their liberties.

State governments have taken control of the lives of millions of people, telling us where we are allowed to go, what time we have to be home and whose jobs are essential to the state.

Normally, taking that kind of control of a nation would take a war, but no one fired a shot and we handed over all of our rights.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who you may remember from his promotion of ninth-month abortions or his blackface scandal, has closed churches in his state.

Is there any American freedom more fundamental than the right to worship when and where we want to?

No one is saying that some restrictions are not needed, but to many, it appears we have given the government too much power too quickly.

Americans are playing along for now, but the question is how much longer are they going to allow these infringements to stand?

And is the government going to “give” all of our rights back after the nation’s mayors and governors have spent a month acting as kings?

That should never be a question we have to ask in America. But it may be the most important one.

  • Guy says:

    As on today 12,500 people died from the flu this year, where’s the panic over that?
    This is a politically driven panic to ruin a presidents economy before an election, nothing less. It’s Trump’s no. 1 success. The liberal mob needS to distort that before the election to make a small dent in Trump’s Teflon armor.
    H1N1, SARS, MARS or the flu never even came close to this mob driven panic, yet more died as a percentage and number than this will.
    The Coronavirus isn’t new, it’s just like the flu, it changes every time around.
    I’ll bet next year, not a word will be said when it returns.

    • ERIC says:

      I agree 100%! All too true! But, we patriots are not gonna let such BS & commie propaganda rhetoric stop us from voting in Nov.! Even if we have to drive to the polls in a modified A-Team like van & shoot our way to the polls, we will do so! & I’d even give myself a badass mohawk & wear lots of gold chains too like MR. T to complete the effect! & say I pity the fools who get in our way!

    • Pat Dietrich says:

      None of us Trump supporters will leave him. We know he is fighting for us & this country & he is still doing a great job.The demonrats are the most vile & are filled with hate. I think they all lost their minds! The media needs to vanish overnight to Siberia & never be heard from again!

  • ERIC says:

    I agree w/Chuck 100% here!

  • Ken Easterling says:

    Think for one minute; if we order isolation of a section of the US, the bread-winner isn’t earning anything to pay for essentials and the Governors are given full responsibility, we are talking about out-and-out Communism. We will NOT be led into this trap.

  • Stephen Russell says:

    Good call Chuck when>
    How much longer is lockdown, what timeline do we see it ending?
    Or when will business be freed up for Economy
    & If PD ill by Virus who enforces laws?
    Is this the Dems game plan aside for Nov?
    Is virus Pre planned for debut this year.
    Who benefits by lockdowns in Economic terms?
    Do U

  • Darrell Russell says:

    Consider this a test phase. The many governments State , local and federal are doing a trial run for a full lock down in the future. They are just seeing how far the people will tolerate it so they know what force will be needed in the future. Most likely the use of UN forces.

  • Cindy says:

    Chuck, I’ve always loved you but, you need to calm the HELL down!!!
    People are having enough difficulty right now, dealing with sheltering in place, losing their paychecks, waiting to get money from the government and, especially people who are self-employed and, will never see a penny of the government’s money!!!
    The very LAST thing they need to do is need a doomsayer to rile them up even more!!!!!
    Tone it down SIGNIFICANTLY!!!!!

    • Guy says:

      That’s because they are excepting this BS the GOVERNMENT KNOWS BEST……yeah right. People forget the government is political 24/7, it’s all a game of chess to them.

    • Guy says:

      Your a government sheep huh? You believe what they say, you follow what they tell you and you believe the government knows what they are doing. FYI, they are human just like you. Just like you, they haven’t felt with this before. They are all politicians plotting their next move using the public at will. You either fend for yourself or lose everything. To the government it’s not about you, it’s about them.

  • Tony says:

    No one is working and the government seems to be in charge and ready to hand out money to EVERYONE. What a great opportunity to try out a socialist governed people and see if it really works. It won’t but it’s worth a try.

  • CF