Wisconsin Spotlight | Oct. 30, 2020
MADISON — COVID cops are preparing to crack down on mask law and social distancing violators in big government Racine.
The liberal southeast Wisconsin city months ago traded away individual liberty and representative government for a feeling of security, ceding power to an unelected health bureaucrat.
Racine Public Health Administrator Dottie-Kay Bowersox told the Racine Journal Times that there’s just too much “non-compliance” with the city’s strict COVID-19 restrictions and the rules have not been enforced. She said citizens aren’t complying with Gov. Tony Evers “nonenforceable” statewide health orders, either.
Failure to faithfully follow the government’s soul-crushing edicts, Bowersox says, is driving soaring COVID-19 numbers in Racine and across Wisconsin.
“As we enter the holiday season we run the risk of losing complete control of the virus without significant changes to individual behaviors,” the COVID cop told the newspaper. “Many businesses and individuals in the community are taking this virus incredibly seriously, doing what they need to do in order to stay safe, and we are very appreciative of that. At the same time, there are some in the community who could do better or who are simply refusing to do their part.”
Doing their part, of course, means watching the businesses they’ve built collapse, worrying whether they’ll have a job, curtailing their liberties to “control” a virus that can’t be controlled, and giving the keys to their lives to the government.
Commandant Dottie-Kay doesn’t have time for such pie-in-the-sky ideas as the constitution. She’s got a crisis to contain, along with Racine’s liberal and highly partisan mayor.
So the city will be “patrolling” restaurants, bars and other businesses to catch COVID criminals.
“Yes, city staff will be out in the community stopping by locations to check on compliance,” Bowersox told the Journal Times.
Expect more iron-fisted enforcement in other communities as overreaching local government does what the Evers administration has, in part, been prohibited from doing: enforcing unconstitutional public health orders.