Moments in History
We are approaching April 19. It’s an important date in history because it brings to our recollection the events of 1775 when the British Monarch sent troops to disarm his subjects at Concord, Massachusetts. The patriots who would not get off the Lexington Green were shot and or bayonetted. The British fired, “The Shot Heard Round the World,” and history took a different path than that the people of the day may have anticipated on April 16th.
We have a republic and the only way that we will keep it is through eternal vigilance. I understand that we face a Chinese Plague, but the Chinese and their plague have not canceled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We have the right to assemble peacefully, the right to worship according to the dictates of our conscience and the right to be armed and to defend ourselves.
The situation in some US states where governors have offered bounties for denouncements on people who may be walking a dog or sitting on a park bench by themselves taking air are most disturbing. The situation in Virginia with the recent passage of intolerable acts, or laws if you will, which are in direct violation of the Bill of Rights, also create concern.
Tijuana doctors plead for help as hospitals overflow and residents refuse to social distance
Dr. Ana Gloria Monforte said Tijuana hospitals are not equipped to handle a pandemic, and residents have not accepted the reality of it. (more here)
As frequent readers are aware, I’m close to this situation. The official response from the government of Mexico has been to buy body bags. They are accepting free aid from China and they are building a new crematorium in Baja, but other than that they just plan to ride it out – business as usual, and not spend a peso more than is absolutely necessary. Doctors in Mexico have almost no personal protective equipment.
So we shall see what worst case looks like.