Washington, D.C. – The shutting down of our country has left many people asking where our Bill of Rights went? A Florida Pastor was arrested in March for continuing to hold church services and not heeding the proper social distancing guidelines, meanwhile over the past weekend seven people, six men and a woman, were arrested for gathering together and violating their states stay-at-home order.
At the end of this shutdown, there are going to be a lot of similar cases of people and businesses who will be suing the government over the infringement of their civil liberties.
At the beginning of this our Governors were passing stay-at-home orders and requiring us to adhere to social distancing guidelines in order to keep us safe from the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus. Any business that was classified as “non-essential” was forced to close, schools were closed, college campuses emptied and thus began the beginning of the infringement on our civil liberties.
As time went on many pastors were arrested, people were cited with tickets or arrested for simply leaving their homes to go for a drive. As more and more instances of these types of cases popped up it became more alarmingly clear that our freedoms were being stepped on.
In an effort to start fighting back, people have started addressing the overreached “power grabs” taken by the Governors.
Two churches, First Baptist Church in Dodge City and Calvary Baptist Church in Junction City, Kansas were able to obtain a restraining order from a federal court against the provisions in Gov. Laura Kelly’s Executive Order. The churches claimed that parts of Gov. Kelly’s Executive Order infringed upon Americans constitutional rights to worship freely.
Both churches are located in a rural setting.
Gov. Kelly’s Executive Order states that people must social distance in a religious setting, however it goes on to list 26 exemptions for places such as office spaces or distribution centers.
Tucker Carlson explained “The Bill of Rights, as you well know, protects American’s rights – enshrines their right to practice their religion as they see fit and to congregate together to assemble peacefully.” Carlson continued on to ask, “By what authority did you nullify the Bill of Rights in issuing this order? How do you have the power to do that?”
The Governor defended his decisions.
Most recently, Michigan Legislature is suing Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over her restrictions. The legislators are claiming that her restrictions are “illegal” and that Gov. Whitmer is overstepping her authority.
Our government started this process in an effort to keep us “safe”. Safe from the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The longer this process went on the more they started acting like hunger thirsty “gods” and passed all sorts of arbitrary rules in the name of “Coronavirus”.
A recent poll has found that two-thirds of Americans currently doubt that the death toll for Coronavirus is accurate. The poll found that 40% of Republicans believe that the deaths tolls are being over counted, meanwhile 63% of Democrats believe that the death toll is being under counted.
The longer these rules stay in effect and more rules that continue to be passed as the spread of the virus declines it becomes more alarmingly apparent that our rights are being infringed upon. Politicians are using this to make “power grabs”.
How long are we going to stand by and allow our government dictate to us what we are or are not able to do?
“We the People” need to remember who holds the power in this country.
We have a right to ensure that our politicians are not exploiting a virus or global pandemic in order to bring about their wants and needs. We have a right to remind the politicians who they work for.
We the People need to start taking the power back from the hunger thirsty politicians who are trying to trample on our Bill of Rights.