It seems like the tyranny of Governor Murphy knows no bounds. After his failed attempt to shut down gun stores (which was thankfully saved by Trump declaring gun businesses essential and a lawsuit from the ANJPRC), he is now ordering the State Police to seize supplies in order to benefit the state. From CBS:
Gov. Phil Murphy has given New Jersey State Police orders to take N95 masks, ventilators and other personal protective equipment that health care facilities need in their race to slow the spread of coronavirus.
“While we look forward to these facilities cooperating with us and providing this equipment as needed, this order gives (police) the express authority to requisition it for distribution to our acute care hospitals and other healthcare facilities,” said Murphy in his daily COVID-19 briefing. “And needless to say, they badly need the equipment.”
As someone who is just starting to read the Gulag Archipelago, a lot of things were done in the Communist Soviet Union that were for the “benefit of the state”. This whole scheme smells of “informing on your neighbors”.
We are headed down a dark path, brothers and sisters. Keep your powder dry and your hearts hard.