Morano: “The idea is that your rights are conditioned upon whether you are being obedient to the regime in power. And that's literally all it is. New York City now is going to be doubling down.
“But here's the good news, Ezra, there are liberals who are waking up to this.
“Robert F. Kennedy Jr., my new hero, a man who wanted to jail climate skeptics, is opposed to lockdowns. Naomi Wolf, Max Blumenthal had an incredible piece against lockdowns. He talks all about how the left has just been largely silent on the greatest human rights violations on what's been going on.”
KEVIN A. HASSETT: "The section of our ruling class (a notion that, broadly defined, expands far beyond our legislatures) that wants to take away our freedoms and control our lives found, in Tony Fauci, the perfect device for mass oppression. Shut things down, smother people’s faces with masks, make grandparents die alone — all in the name of science. Of course, a power grab in the name of science is something that the Left has been attempting for years in the name of climate change. The similarities between the apocalyptic rhetoric about COVID and that about climate change, often spouted by the same people, should not evade the attention of conservatives. ...
If we can shut down the economy and force people to isolate [themselves] because of a virus that threatens a small percentage of humanity, what can we do when the entire Earth is threatened? My fear is that the Left has found in the totalitarian Fauci state the playbook that takes this entire COVID farce to the next level. If we can shut down everything, even churches, for 30 days to “stop the spread,” why not shut the entire economy down for half a year to save the planet?"
“If the current rate of emissions continues, children born this year could live to see parts of the Eastern seaboard swallowed by the ocean,” Kagan wrote in her dissent. ...
Kagan said the dangers of rising temperatures and, as a result, devastating environmental effects, including, "Rising waters, scorching heat, and other severe weather conditions [that] could force ‘mass migration events[,] political crises, civil unrest,’ and even state failure.'"