'Snitch Police': Virginia Asks Citizens to Report Churches Not Following COVID orders
A new Virginia Department of Health webpage that allows citizens to report churches and businesses in violation of the governorâ€™s coronavirus orders has sparked pushback from lawmakers, who say itâ€™s a form of â€śpolice snitchâ€ť government overreach that could be abused.
The portal on the Department of Health website allows citizens to file a complaint if they â€śhave observed violations of Executive [Order] 63 or Executive Order 65.â€ť
It asks the public to list the establishmentâ€™s name and address, along with the date of the alleged violation. A toggle allows the complainant to list the type of establishment, such as â€śreligious service,â€ť â€śrestaurant,â€ť â€śgrocery/convenience storeâ€ť or â€śindoor gun range.â€ť...
Chrisgp from England wrote: And I forgot to say, East Germany, the old DDR, where the Stasi (the secret police there), had this kind of neighbourhood informant policing down to a fine art!!
You are very correct. I was stationed in Berlin during the DDR days. And, I have visited other communist countries to include East Germany. They all spied on each other and reported violators to the authorities. They were given financial incentive. In some communist countries a church had to have their weekly sermons approved by the authorities. The real churches didn't comply.
I remember the main roads through those countries looked okay, but turn off and all you saw was poverty. People always were looking for food, etc. The communist/socialist societies were a failure. They actually had stores that only tourists or communist party members could shop in.
Tragically, it seems that in the USA, where demonstrators can loot, riot, and even seize areas of cities at will, and create no go zones, where police, if they are not dissolved and defunded that is, are not allowed to go, and where by the way, these folks are not observing â€śsocialâ€ť distancing, or any Covid 19 emergency order, and egged on by the local leftist Marxist politicians, yet churches, and synagogues, (though mosques are strangely exempt), and small local businesses, if they have survived being shut down in the lockdown, or being burnt down or looted by the rioters, are now to be spied on.
It seems that Marxism is showing its true colours, and certain states in the USA have become echoes of the old USSR, Cuba, Venezuela, Albania of old, and of course the current successful model of Communist China, or even North Korea.
Carl in Asheville wrote: From "know all" Wikipedia: Virginia is a feminine given name derived from the Ancient Roman family name Virginius,..
According to Wikipedia, Virginia was originally named after Wingina, possibly a local ruler's name. The Elizabeth I, being modest as she was, changed its name to suggest her title "Virgin Queen."
It was Elizabeth who was responsible for the compromised, "Something for Everybody" Church of England which so annoyed many Puritans and Separatists. Ever since, it has been a political animal subject to the whims of kings and Parliaments.
Carl in Asheville wrote: From "know all" Wikipedia: Virginia is a feminine given name derived from the Ancient Roman family name Virginius, a name probably derived from the Latin word virgo, meaning "maiden" or "virgin." According to legend, Virginia was a Roman girl who was killed by her father in order to save her from seduction by the corrupt government official Appius Claudius Crassus. Virginia has been corrupted. She is now a harlot who is persecuting the saints.
Mathew 10 time... is coming in my view.. THOSE who control rome. They are of the synagogue of satan..Does the church today believe their is a real devil a counter reformation . Can this be identifyed, the seed of evil doorers have a name.Are we marking them. What are we to watch and pray. The mystery of iniquity, who are the rejected builders Jesus was referring too.. Stephen The star of Remphan ... The firey darts of the wicked...
Obviously not the real Jim Linkin, Mike. As you pointed out, there are no links to inane, inept, and inappropriate articles. Besides, JL 2.0 can spell, something J.L. 1.0 could never do. I say we deport both of them to Venezuela.
From "know all" Wikipedia: Virginia is a feminine given name derived from the Ancient Roman family name Virginius, a name probably derived from the Latin word virgo, meaning "maiden" or "virgin." According to legend, Virginia was a Roman girl who was killed by her father in order to save her from seduction by the corrupt government official Appius Claudius Crassus.
Virginia has been corrupted. She is now a harlot who is persecuting the saints.