Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley is willing to hasten the death of his neighbors in need of medical care because Weld County Commissioners aren’t willing to enforce stay-at-home orders and police churches, schools and businesses.
In an unprecedented display of government overreach and a chilling lack of humanity, Bloody Bagley is writing an order making it illegal for Longmont United Hospital or UCHealth’s Longs Peak Hospital “to provide medical services to any resident of a county or municipality wherein their elected officials have refused to comply with the governor’s emergency orders, so long as there is a resident of a county or municipality that does comply with the governor’s emergency orders needing access to Longmont hospitals.”
We’ve seen some nasty politicalization of this pandemic, but none that are tantamount to murder. At least not in the United States.
Intensive care unit bed capacity is already exhausted in southwestern Colorado and the San Luis Valley.
Will surrounding cities be checking police records to make sure there was a proper crackdown on businesses and schools before allowing dying patients into their hospitals? Or because their elected leaders made statements like Weld County?
“The county will not enforce a rule confining individuals to their homes for an undetermined length of time,” the statement read, in part. “The county will not enforce a rule that states residents cannot have personal gatherings; the county will not tell the school districts how to provide education to their students; the county will not enforce a rule requiring a reduction of attendees in places of worship; the county will not enforce a rule demanding restaurants close their indoor dining areas; the county will not enforce any rule that forces a business to shut down or impedes their ability to operate.”
That’s the statement that prompted Bagley’s command.
The Longmont City Council will vote next week on whether to literally tell their neighbors to drop dead while turning nurses and doctors into criminals if they dare admit sick Weld County patients for care.
Gov. Polis has been yelling for weeks that hospitals across the state are on the verge of reaching capacity and overflowing.
That’s why he issued an order Monday allowing patient transfers from their network hospitals to out-of-network facilities when medical centers reach capacity.
If Longmont goes down this path, what’s to stop other cities from doing the same? To Longmont?