No first amendment in Illinois
They’re coming for you next: State regulators in Illinois are threatening to take away a medical license of a doctor, Jeremy Heinrichs, because he has publicly challenged the mask mandate being imposed by his state government.
In a provided statement, Henrichs said: “I have considered authoritative medical evidence that questions the necessity of mandatory masking in our schools. As a result, the [Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation] has threatened my medical licensure unless I expressly support and enforce a mask mandate for all students.
“The [IDFPR] has commanded me to ‘toe the line’ or suffer personal and professional consequences,” he added.
…In a separate email, a state medical investigator, whose name was redacted from the email, said a complaint filed against Henrichs “appears to be a parent or concerned citizen who did not agree with the doctor’s opinion on the masking motion for schools. That would fall under the unprofessional conduct part of the medical practice act,” the email said. “What the medical disciplinary board wants to know is if the doctor will support and enforce the mask mandate by the Governor.”
To put it bluntly, the Democrats that control the state government of Illinois are announcing to the world that you must not question their authority, you must not challenge their opinions, and you cannot have a mind of your own. You will obey, or you will be destroyed.
While this might sound extreme, it is only the beginning. The Democrats have been moving in this direction for the past decade. Their stance on most issues is indefensible, so they simply cannot allow anyone to publicly challenge it or it will fall like a house of cards. Their only answer is thus to silence dissent, like all totalitarians.
Now it is squelching dissent on social media and threatening the medical license of doctors. Next it will be arrests and imprisonment. And if Americans do not fight back it will be worse after that.
Which party do you vote for? If you still vote Democrat then you believe in tyranny and oppression. And if I hurt your feelings by saying so, that’s too damn bad. Hurting your feelings is harmless. Participating in a party that is aggressively destroying the careers and lives of others because they disagree with you is vile and ugly. Your feelings should be hurt. The pain might actually get you to wake up and reconsider the political party you blindly support.
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