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Apr 16 2020 26 mins  
#OurTrampledRights David A. Ridenour is president of The National Center for Public Policy Research. State and local governments are trampling our constitutional rights in the name of controlling the spread of the virus. And many Americans – including supposed civil libertarians – aren’t just failing to object, they are actually cheering it.

As of April 1, 38 states and the District of Columbia had announced quasi–martial law, ordering residents to shelter at home except for “essential” purposes such as grocery shopping and medical appointments.

Around 297 million are affected by such orders, and people are already being arrested for violating the legally dubious restrictions. A man in Charles County, Maryland, was arrested for disobeying Gov. Larry Hogan’s order that people not congregate in groups of more than 10.