President Trump directed a “whole of government approach” to combating the spread of the coronavirus.
That now includes the Justice Department.
And William Barr stepped up with one coronavirus plan that left jaws on the ground.
President Trump recommended social distancing measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus so as not to overwhelm America’s healthcare system.
State governments went even further and instituted lockdowns to shutter businesses and force residents to stay at home.
Now the Justice Department released a controversial memo claiming that it would arrest anyone who knowingly spread coronavirus with terrorism charges.
POLITICO reported, “In a memo to top Justice Department leaders, law enforcement agency chiefs and U.S. Attorneys across the country, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said prosecutors and investigators could come across cases of ‘purposeful exposure and infection of others with COVID-19.’
“‘Because Coronavirus appears to meet the statutory definition of a ‘biological agent’… such acts potentially could implicate the Nation’s terrorism-related statutes,’ Rosen wrote. ‘Threats or attempts to use COVID-19 as a weapon against Americans will not be tolerated.’”
Some Americans worried about this memo.
Many cases of coronavirus are asymptomatic where the individual doesn’t even know they are infected.
Would Attorney General Barr charge them with terrorism if they left the house and others picked up the virus?
Some governments are using this pandemic – which is serious – to shred the constitution and destroy freedom.
In Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam – who was once photographed in his medical school yearbook either in blackface or wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe – issued an order threatening residents with 18 months in prison if they attended a church service of more than 10 people.
Other officials closed down gun stores.
Many Americans are worried that while the coronavirus is a threat to take seriously governments are exploiting this emergency to steal freedom.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.