While the nation is currently gripped by the coronavirus, Conservative actor Chuck Norris has come forward to sound the alarm and raise some tough questions.
Norris recently published an article on WND in which he warned the nation of rebellion and martial law if America's COVID-19 strategy doesn't change soon.
Norris expressed concerns about all the lockdown orders being issued around the country, as well as the curfews being enforced by authorities on citizens.
“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.
Norris goes on to point out that if even a very small amount of people don't obey the confinement restrictions and end up getting misdemeanors, how will authorities handle tens of millions of them?
Not to mention a large amount of police officers could be stricken with coronavirus while trying to enforce the restrictions.
This could be a difficult cycle, as hospitals would be flooded with police officers, and there would not be enough officials to enforce the lockdowns.
But then Norris issued a warning that was even more frightening: citizens may start fighting back if the lockdown lasts for more than 5 weeks.
“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. Do we not eventually expect small rebellions or even massive ones to occur in the not-so-distant future if growing requests for lockdowns and deprivations persist? And what will it take for state officials to tip over the morphing milieu of chaos to create the need themselves (based upon the pretense of protection) to call on military intervention and enact martial law? Does that really sound so far-fetched when freedom-loving Americans across our union are being asked to sacrifice their wages, their welfare and stay confined to their homes for weeks on end?
Norris certainly raises some hard questions that I am sure Trump and the White House are pondering themselves.
If you aren't familiar with what martial law is, it is essentially the imposition of direct military control of normal civilian functions by a government.
Before you write it off as something that could never happen, Norris urges you to just take a second and think about what has transpired across our nation the past several weeks.
If you told most of us several months ago that soon there would be a virus that spreads across the world and causes America's economy to come to a grinding halt we would have said you're crazy.
And look at what is currently happening in New York. Governor Cuomo, despite saying he would never enact martial law, called on New York's National Guard to promote civility. That's a slippery slope, to say the least.
Norris goes on to say he is not trying to cause panic. Rather he's trying to be prudent. He knows what went down with the older Boston Tea Party, and how people who have their freedoms restricted for too long will inevitably fight back.
He ends with this powerful statement:
Americans have a tipping point, let there be no doubt about it. We haven't traveled our two centuries of freedom-loving progress, filled with wars and veterans who have shed life and limb, to regress and be placed into liberty-inhibiting shackles. We're not there yet, I agree, but I would doubly caution state and federal leaders from asking citizens to go beyond that which they are able or capable.
Americans are and will lovingly sacrifice to stop the spread of a disease, and especially to keep others who are "weak" from being infected by it. That's also what makes the greatness and goodness of Americans.
But the leaders of our communities, states and country need to remember and never forget that old historical adage: "Learn from history or you'll be doomed to repeat it." It's a slippery slope to socialism, and the same slope slips to tyranny, even if you're doing great things like battling diseases.