Opinion| New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest authoritarian gambit is dripping with hypocrisy…
(New York Post) Out-of-state travelers could face up to $10,000 in fines if they break New York City’s two-week quarantine rule and checkpoints will be set up at entry points into the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.
Currently, travelers from 35 high-risk infection states and Puerto Rico must quarantine for 14 days. Those flying into New York airports are also required to fill out a special travel form — or face a $2,000 fine.
The new crackdown includes random checkpoints at major bridge and tunnel crossings and up to $10,000 fines for those caught breaking quarantine.
After years of protecting illegal aliens from police scrutiny, and denying the presentation of identification in order to vote, Comrade de Blasio has ordained that American citizens attempting to enter his city must have their papers in order.
Presumably, de Blasio’s new decree applies only to American citizens.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson took the mayor turned dictator to task as only he can…
De Blasio announced that he plans to encircle the entire city with military-style checkpoints, not to stop violent criminals, but to prevent people from visiting other places.
There was no public discussion of this ahead of time. There was no debate. De Blasio just decreed it.
Given that very few outsiders any longer have interest in visiting the COVID capital of the U.S., one wonders if this is de Blasio’s way of keeping New Yorkers from leaving by increasing the hassle of returning.
Go to Florida on a three-day trip to shop for houses… face two weeks in solitary upon your return.
Protecting Americans from Americans after years of refusing to protect Americans from illegal aliens.
You understand… this is all for your own good.