Jim DeMint: “We may need civil disobedience”

By Michael Hernandez 

“We may need civil disobedience if they keep telling us, what you can do,” said Conservative Partnership Institute Chairman and former North Carolina Senator Jim DeMint during a Moms For America On The Homefront webinar entitled “How Far is Too Far?”

Jim Mint

“We need to balance the health crisis against the economic crisis.   We have 40 states, maybe 45 states with low hospital rates.   We might be doing more damage to ourselves by continuing this lockdown than helping ourselves.

“We need to re-open the economy, establishing constitutional rights.  We need to get back to work and can’t dig the hole deeper.   Governors are doing what is political.  Votes need to pressure them to open things back up.

“This has been a political maneuver to bring down the President who has sacrificed the greatest accomplishment of his administration—the economy.  The media has whipped up a frenzy.   They think they have the President by the throat as he now presides over the worst economy in history.”

The Thursday On The Homefront webinar also featured Rose Tennent, radio host, media personality and “Women for Trump” board member who reviewed a series of first amendment freedom crackdowns:

  • Louisville, Kentucky: “Criminalized the celebration of Easter” and created a “hot line for snitches;”
  • Hillsborough County, Florida: “Imposing regulations on when a dog could be walked;”
  • Raleigh, North Carolina : “Outlawing freedom to assemble (protests) asking to lift the Stay-At-Home order and allow non-essential businesses to reopen;
  • Greenville, Mississippi: “Restricting drive-in Easter worship services” with Greenville police issuing $500 tickets to people parked outside; and Wednesday protests against Stay Home Order in:
  • Lansing, Michigan: “Operation Gridlock” protested the lockdown ordered by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

“When did it become wrong to sell vegetable seeds?” said radio host Rose Tennent.   “When did it become wrong to walk your dog?   We are seeing a lot of states do Draconian measures and this is frightening people.

Rose Tennent (radio host)

“We need to rise above this.  Let’s make things happen  Let businesses open.  Small business is our backbone.

“Small business is the lifeblood of every community,” said Moms For America founder Kimberly Fletcher.  “We want our country back on track  American people are patient but there is a time limit.  I think we are there.  When is this going to end?  Where is the light at the end of the tunnel?

“What are our rights and responsibilities in a free society.  If we don’t take a stand now, how far will they go?”

(Editor’s Note:  Jim DeMint was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the Coronavirus Economic Task Force two days ago.  To see his interview on the Mark Levine show on April 12th go to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otrAwLesd-c.  Moms For America was founded by Kimberly Fletcher in 2004.  This nonprofit is focused on promoting principles, values and virtues in the home and family particularly through the women and mothers of America. The Moms For America website is at: https://momsforamerica.us.   Viewers can see On the Homefront with Moms For America every Thursday at 11 a.m. PST.)

 

Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service; editor of the History Makers Report and founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in Ventura County, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor. He worked 25 years as a middle school teacher in Monrovia and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. Mr. Hernandez can be contacted by email at [email protected].


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