I speak of course of all the governors, mayors, and city and county council members who have taken it upon themselves to declare that their words are law, and to use the heavily-armed police forces at their disposal to enforce their “laws.” The Morticia Adams-ish governor of Michigan has become the face of today’s fascist totalitarian political class.
Real laws are passed by Congress and state legislatures and are signed by chief executives. NONE of the “stay-at-home” orders are laws; they are the mere words of politicians and bureaucrats. Nor are they based on “science.” In the true spirit of Abraham Lincoln, who arbitrarily redefined “treason” from its Article 3, Section 3 definition of “levying war upon” the free and independent states (which he was guilty of) to criticizing himself and his policies, the political class has not amended but simply redefined the Constitution to mean whatever words come out of either sides of their mouths. This reminds your author of an old movie, “The Island of Doctor Moreau,” in which Burt Lancaster portrays a mad scientist who experiments on animals that he makes part human. To control the beasts he tells them that he is their father and and “The Sayer of the Law.” Whatever he says is “the law” by virtue of his having said it. America has become one big island of Dr. Moreaus hiding behind their titles of “governor” or “mayor.”
— Read on www.lewrockwell.com/2020/05/thomas-dilorenzo/americas-totalitarian-ruling-class-and-its-willing-slaves/