A Compliant People is an Enslaved People



By Don Jans

A compliant people that accepts random decrees from bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts is an enslaved people who have sold their souls, their freedom, and their dignity to the evil of big government. This is the essence of Marxism. This is the essence of Communism. This is the essence of the Democrat party. This is the essence of the RINO. This is the result of indoctrination and propaganda. Sadly, this is the essence of a large portion of the American public.

The CDC announced an order late Friday that will require people to wear a face mask while using any form of public transportation, including buses, trains, taxis, airplanes, boats, subways, or ride-share vehicles while traveling into, within and out of the US.

Masks must be worn while waiting, boarding, traveling, and disembarking, it said. The coverings need to be at least two or more layers of breathable fabric secured to the head with ties, ear loops or elastic bands — and scarves and bandanas do not count, the order says.

The CDC said it reserves the right to enforce the order through criminal penalties, but it “strongly encourages and anticipates widespread voluntary compliance” and expects support from other federal agencies to implement the order.

If the American people adhere to this declaration from the bureaucracy, they are accepting the bureaucratic dictates that are the essence of Communism and rejecting the basis of individual rights and liberties that were the very core of our Republic. The law of the land in the United States had been the Constitution. The Constitution gave only to congress the right to pass a bill that becomes law only if the executive signs the bill that has passed both the House and the Senate.  What the CDC states can at best be considered a suggestion. Any law enforcement agency or court that would uphold the suggestion of the CDC and enforce non-compliance would be pronouncing the Constitution to be null and void.

Ironically, we have been shown how to be free and declare to our government that we insist on living under the original terms to which we agreed when we agreed to be governed.   Our agreement was that we would obey the laws, but those laws could only be made by people we elected to represent us and not by political appointees or hired bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts. We declared at that time, and must remind ourselves, that to do otherwise would be to again accept the tyranny of government.

The people of Italy have recently done what our founders did, but many in the United States today abhor, and that is to defy the orders of bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts, who believe they have the authority to dictate to people how they are to live their lives, how they are to think, or that they have the authority to impose the essence of Communism on people. We Freedom Loving Americans must declare to those bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts, that no, we the people will in fact determine how we will live our lives and what thoughts we will have.

Thousands of restaurants have opened in Italy in defiance of the country’s strict Chinese coronavirus lockdown regulations. The mass civil disobedience campaign — launched under the hashtag #IoApro (#IOpen) — has seen as many as 50,000 restaurants opening despite evening curfew restrictions.

The result: Italy will ease restrictions, imposed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), in 16 of its regions from Monday, the country’s Health Minister announced

Italy is not the only country where resistance to the lockdown is growing. There is a similar campaign in Poland under the hashtag #otwieraMY. Among the Polish businesses planning to open in defiance of the country’s strict lockdown are those in the ski resorts of the Tatra mountains.

America, namely you in the compliant states such as California, New York, Washington, and Illinois, will you uphold the traditions of your heritage and once again be, “the land of the free and the home of the brave”, or will you accept the role relegated to you by those who aspire to impose the tyranny of government on a people by dictating to them how they are to live their lives and what thoughts they can have? Government tyranny, under any name is bureaucrats, technocrats, and experts oppressing the people of a nation by yes, dictating to those people how they can live their lives and what thoughts they can have.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal.

Don Jans is a national acclaimed author and speaker.  He is also a lifelong student of history, with a special emphasis on Russian history.  His study of Russian history led to 1917 which led to the study of the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.  Don has written five books on the topic of Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Progressivism). 

Don has been a guest on numerous nationally and regionally broadcast radio programs.  He is a weekly guest on a nationally broadcast radio program where he discusses collectivism and how it is impacting the United States, relating current happenings to the collectivist agenda.

Don has spoken to numerous groups across the nation on the topic of who and what is the United States and who and what is collectivism. The collectivist movement has called for a transformation of the United States. What is critical for all to understand is what is the transformation; what are we now and into what will we be transformed.  

Don’s speaking approach is the same as his writing approach, and that is to be direct and straight forward with no regard for the current mandated approach of political correctness. 

Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” If we are to remain free, we must be about setting brushfires of freedom. Visit his website: http://www.mygrandchildrensamerica.com/

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Restaurants must have working toilets available to the public. Leviticus 3??

Mike Smith

‘The Laws of God and of Nature’s God’ is (supposed to be) the only standard of American law and order.

Compliance with anything else is un-American. And most often cruel.

As we are seeing…


Nowhere in the Bible does Jesus mention America.

And nowhere in the Constitution does America mention Jesus.


Religious cults make the worst governments – keep God out of it.


You are confusing “compliant” with “honest”. You can believe all sorts of nonsense but if it amounts to spreading lies with the aim of injustice you have taken your assumption of liberty too far.