Recently, the New Mexico Supreme Court, stated that the “Governor” of New Mexico had the power to arbitrarily levee $5,000 fines for any restaurant that does not submit to her dictatorial decrees – and refused to close their doors. Even two weeks ago, it was estimated that a minimum of 700 restaurants and cafes would close “for good.” That number now appears to be way too low in this state of 2 million people.
The Supreme Court is usually seen as being a lapdog for Michelle Lujan-Gresham, a tyrant who has used the excuse of the Pandemic Panic to become a dictator. She recently stated that she has the power to fire any mayor of any city or town in the State who fails to obey her edicts. She has sent troops to lockdown cities; she has sent State Police (rightly called Gestapo) to arrest political opponents on trumped-up charges. She is working on her stated goals of ending all oil and gas production and consumption in “her State.”
Unfortunately, I fear that this is exactly what can be expected in the Land of Enchantment, the State of New Mexico. Its social, cultural, and political heritage seem to have doomed it to tyranny and oppression. Lujan Gresham is NOT an anomoly in New Mexican history.
The NMSC and executive branch are not the only people to blame for this, of course. The Nazgul stated that the Legislature had “given” this power to arbitrarily fine people and businesses in a public health law. And of course, it was a whole bunch of idiotic New Mexico voters that elected her – and the stupid legislators in the first place. It is, sadly, a cultural trait, firmly based on the past.
I don’t know if this will ever change, because it is part of New Mexico’s national DNA, its heritage of Pueblo and Dineh and Spanish and Mexican society and culture. And a long bitter history that stretches south for a thousand miles and back across the sea.
I discuss that history in a separate posting here.
Of course, even while I wonder if it will ever change, I also note that it MUST ultimately change. It will, almost certainly, require the breaking-up of New Mexico. It may require outside intervention, but that will only work if there are enough people in New Mexico itself – AmerInd, Hispanic, and Anglo – that want and work for freedom.
Indeed, one of the finest advocates for Liberty I know personally (if not well) is Kent McManigal, of Portales. Visit his website here – one of his websites. It’s worth your time.
It will be Kent (and people like him) that change New Mexico to a land of liberty, where people can live free and prosper in the future. For it is too beautiful a land and has too many good people and too rich a heritage and culture (once we jettison its evil governments) to languish in tyranny.
And Kent is far from alone. There are many people – some even in political office as mayors, city council-members, county commissioners and in the legislature – who are already fighting for liberty. In many ways. The resistance that Lujan Gresham and her minions has faced during the Lockdown demonstrates that. The very court case so horribly decided by the Nazgul was the result of that: restaurant owners and operators who refused to buckle under.
But it will NOT be easy – and the risk is that even nonviolent revolution might result in a worse tyranny. But like ALL of North America, and ALL of the world, ultimately, freedom WILL win. Humankind WILL have liberty.
Note: The “Time’s Up” Flag is Kent’s invention and property. I marred it by superimposing the New Mexico Zia-symbol flag over it.