The New American: As part of its partial reopening of “nonessential” institutions, Kansas City, Missouri, is now requiring businesses and churches to maintain lists of people who enter their doors, an Orwellian policy established ostensibly to enable the city health department to respond quickly to reports of COVID-19 exposure.
On Thursday, Mayor Quinton Lucas (shown), a Democrat, issued an executive order relaxing some of the provisions of his previous lockdown orders. The new order allows “nonessential” businesses to reopen under the “10/10/10 rule,” which states that “non-essential businesses open to the public must limit the number of customers allowed to no more than ten (10) persons or ten (10) percent of building occupancy (whichever number is greater).”
As onerous as that edict is, it pales in comparison to what follows: “To ensure adequate confidential public health tracing in the event of a Covid-19 outbreak, those business operations must maintain a record of time of service for customers on the premises in a seated capacity for more than ten (10) minutes.” A city FAQ page indicates that the business must “record the names, contact information, and approximate entry/exit time of” these customers. This information must be turned over to the department of public health upon request.
It gets worse. While Lucas is graciously allowing “religious gatherings” to resume, he is applying the same rules to them. Read More …
Opinion: We have used the 1984 fiction novel analogy a lot recently. In this post we will take it a step back to 1930’s Nazi Germany:
“The Germans did this very thing to Jews — collecting the names and locations of all known synagogue attendees — in the early days of the Nazi regime,” wrote an outraged Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Christian legal organization Liberty Counsel.
Definition: Fascism is a form of far-right authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and of the economy which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.
Covid-19 is a warm up for the pestilence (Rev. 6:7-8) and authoritarian government (Rev. 13:1) that is coming. The books of Daniel and Revelation are filled with prophecy of a coming world leader who confounds the world with Satanic power.
“And in the latter time of their kingdom,
When the transgressors have reached their fullness,
A king shall arise,
Having fierce features,
Who understands sinister schemes.
24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power;
He shall destroy fearfully,
And shall prosper and thrive;
He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.” Daniel 8:23-24
“It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:7-8