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Actress Evangeline Lilly won't self-isolate — because she values freedom over anything and says the government already has too much control


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Actress Evangeline Lilly says she will not self-quarantine, and it's because she puts a higher precedence on her own freedoms.

What are the details?

It all began when the 40-year-old actress shared an Instagram post documenting her day-to-day activities amid the COVID-19 crisis.

"Just dropped off my kids at gymnastics camp," she wrote. "They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing. #businessasusual."

Naturally, many of her followers called her parenting into question and asked if she believed it was truly responsible to avoid self-isolating while in the throes of a deadly pandemic.

At the time of this writing, there have been over 240,000 confirmed cases of the disease, and over 9,800 people have died because of the coronavirus.

"I am living with my father at the moment, who has stage four lukemia [sic]," she revealed. "I am also immune compromised at the moment. I have two young kids. Some people value their lives over freedom, some people value freedom over their lives. We all make our choices."

Lilly also added that she believes the U.S. government is exercising far too much control over the masses and their panic stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S.

"Where we are right now feels a lot too close to Marshall [sic] Law for my comfort already, all in the name of a respiratory flu," she reasoned. "It's unnerving. ... Let's be vigilant right now. And kind. Watchful and gracious — keeping a close eye on our leaders, making sure they don't abuse this moment to steal away more freedoms and grab more power."

She later cryptically noted, "There's 'something' every election year.'"

What else?

Lilly — famous for her role in long-running TV show "Lost" — later added, "I think we all need to slow down, take a breath and look at the facts we are being presented with. They do not add up to the all-out, global lockdown, control, pandemonia and insanity we are experiencing. I hope that people will find their peace and sanity where you are soon. Sending you loving prayers."

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