If I had $20 million, I’d have fast-tracked a case to the Supreme Court demanding a decision on the Constitutional lawfulness of “stay-at-home” orders.
We KNOW what works. Both Hong Kong and Singapore proved it to the entire world beyond any shadow of a doubt.
We know WHY it works. The same procedures used in hospitals and militaries the world over work exceedingly well for the general population.
WHY, then, are mayors and governors standing firm on what clearly does NOT work (and is not lawful) while REFUSING to lawfully implement what DOES work?
As AG Barr said, “The Constitution cannot be suspended in times of Crisis,” and our Constitution’s Amendment IX states, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
Among those others retained by the people are spelled out in the Declaration of Independence: “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Liberty includes the INALIENABLE right to LEAVE THE HOUSE. Thus, stay-at-home orders are Constitutionally unlawful, if not highly illegal, and possibly TREASONOUS.
The Right to Work is subset of “the pursuit of Happiness,” as you work for money, accomplishment, to provide for your family, and personal fulfillment – all INALIENABLE RIGHTS.
Those who live in Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Virginia and other Demoncrap strongholds: You have GOT to FIGHT BACK. Governors CAN direct you to practice social distancing and wear a mask in the presence of others at while visiting or running a business when competent medical authority determines it’s an effective means of reducing the spread of the pandemic, as has been abundantly and irrefutably proven more than a hundred times over all around the world.
NO Governor of a State in these United States of America, however, can lawfully deny you working your chosen profession. Again, they can make reasonable modifications for public safety, but they CANNOT infringe upon your inalienable right to work, make a profit, provide for your family — all of which constitute your pursuit of happiness.
For that matter, no executive, legislative or judicial act can deny you this, either, nor can the breaking of any such edict, order, law, or ruling be considered “due process” grounds for infringing upon your right, either.
As for churches continuing to meet, wear masks. Must I REALLY start quoting Bible chapter and verse about submitting to the rulers and authorities God has appointed over you, or acting in wise, prudent, and cautious ways in a manner that will please God? Would you rather hear about God’s wrath on the proud, haughty, arrogant, and foolish like you’re being when you insist on gathering together without masks in the middle of an epidemic? Are you MAD? WISE UP and GET RIGHT WITH GOD.
In addition to just being plain STUPID, you’re giving the rest of us a bad reputation.
THE SPIRITUAL SIDE
Someone claimed authorities have no right to force people to wear masks.
I disagree. Here’s why, in three parts:
1. Article. IV. Section. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
2. Invasion is a threat to the people. Back in the late 1700s, nobody could do much about pathogenic disease. In fact, “Semmelweis proposed the practice of washing hands with chlorinated lime solutions in 1847 while working in Vienna General Hospital’s First Obstetrical Clinic, where doctors’ wards had three times the mortality of midwives’ wards.” During the late 1700s, people stank, rarely took baths, and most people had never heard of a “shower,” which wasn’t invented until 1767. The first shower as we would recognize it today was patented by London stove maker William Feetham. This invention pumped water into a basin above the user’s head, before they pulled a chain that would release cold water.
3. Fast-forward to today, where we DO know about and have the equipment to greatly deter epidemics and pandemics.
Whether foreigners invading with guns and swords or pathogens invading with coronavirus, adenovirus, etc., an invasion is an invasion and remains threat to the people.
No, governments cannot deny people’s inalienable rights.
Yes, governments can employ certain measures, including the mandatory wear of masks, to reduce cross-contamination and keep infection rates down, precisely the same as they can mandate the wear of welder’s goggles, wear of masks by doctors and nurses during surgery, and the wear of masks by professional auto painters and others who work with chemicals injurious to the lungs.
It may be unpleasant, but it’s necessary, the same as waiting in line at the DMV.
When you come right down to it, it’s a spiritual problem. Some people claim they love the Constitution, which our Biblically-minded Founding Fathers did a wonderful job of crafting, yet they’re averse to simply following good rules, itself a violation of God’s laws, wisdom, guidance and direction.
“13Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.” – 1 Peter 2:13-17
Thankfully, we don’t have an emperor, but we do have a Constitution, federal law, State Constitutions, state law, and elected officials, most of whom follow the law they were elected to uphold.
Therefore, when people say, “I ain’t wearin’ no mask!” who are they really disobeying? Man or God?
Looks like both, to me.
I had a friend who was one of those, “I ain’t wearin’ no mask!” people. While she claimed to be a devout Christian, it just wasn’t showing through her many layers of rebelliousness.