In the past 10 months a lot has gone on in our country. But for now I want you to consider the Constitution of the United States of America just for a moment.
The Bill of Rights is that portion of the Constitution that outlines in great detail the things that the US government CANNOT take away from you and I. Anything that is not expressly written and addressed in the Bill of Rights or Constitution is left in the hands of the people and not in the hands of the Government.
The First Amendment does not have a “pandemic” clause in it. There is no “emergency directive” clause in the Bill of Rights that stipulates your freedoms are subject to Government mandates and lockdowns. A Governor mandate that says, “You must wear a mask” is forbidden by the Constitution. If you’d like to wear a mask then feel free to do so. But know that the Government cannot force you to wear a mask or close down your business for any reason. They may say “But it is in the best interest of the people. Don’t you care about others?” And we may say, “Yes, I care about others, but I am not wearing a mask and I will keep my business open. “ The Government may not forbid you to gather for worship on Sunday. If they do, take the Government to court!
There was a recent ruling in Pennsylvania by a district court judge William S. Stickman IV, who ruled against the State Governor, Tom Wolf (Democrat) for shutting things down due to Covid-19. All “non-life sustaining businesses” were ordered to be shut down by Governor Wolf and Secretary of State Rachel Levine. The ruling by Judge Stickman was that the Governor’s actions were unconstitutional for violating both the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Bottom line: A Governor of a State cannot force people to close businesses down or to not attend worship. This mandate needs to be challenged in a court of law as was the case with Pennsylvania. Our nation has checks and balances in place for this very purpose. When a State Governor violates the people’s rights a Federal Judge may hear the case and overrule the State Governor according to the Constitution. Furthermore, the Governor, in my own opinion, should be sued for any irreparable damage he has caused due to job loss, familial distress and heartache. Lives are ruined and businesses are closed down permanently because these Democratic Governors are choosing to implement unconstitutional mandates.
My hope is that more and more individuals and business owners will challenge these Governor mandates and say no to infringements upon our First Amendment rights to free speech, freedom of press, freedom to gather, and freedom to practice religion as we so choose.
I’ve also noticed “censorship” going on in the media and in social media. I will have more to say about this in another post. For now I will say that this too is unconstitutional. We are free to speak what we want and where we want despite so called “fact checkers” running around and removing our statements and editing and censoring our content.
Know your Constitution and learn it. Your rights are preserved in this sacred document. While your rights are GIVEN by God, these rights are protected by our Constitution. America is great for a reason. We are free! This country is a Republic founded upon a Constitution of law. While we vote for our leaders in a Democratic process, our country is governed by the people, for the people, and by law. It is a Constitutional Republic. Know your rights and speak up to protect them and the rights of others. Long live liberty! May God grant America repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free speech thereof Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The following link references the Pennsylvania court case: