Champaign, Ill Mayor Imposes Unconstitutional Executive Order Over COVID-19

 In 2nd Amendment, Politics

Who is in power matters, and it matters a lot. A case in point occurred in the town of Champaign, Illinois.  Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen signed an Executive Order because of the coronavirus that gives her “extraordinary powers.” A council meeting this morning was set to talk about an ordinance based on her EO. They passed the ordinance unanimously.

One of the points of her declaration bans the sale of firearms and alcohol. Her town of 90,000 people has no cases of coronavirus yet, by the way. There are multiple Constitutional issues in her action.

It’s almost a declaration of martial law or one of those orders the King of England floated that caused the Revolutionary War. It’s a massive power grab using the coronavirus as an excuse.

WAND TV reported some of the power grabs in her order:

  • Violating parts of the Open Meetings Act

  • Ban sale of firearms and ammunition

  • Ban sale of any alcohol

  • Closing of all bars, taverns, liquor stores, etc

  • Ban sale or giving away of gasoline or other liquid flammable or combustible products in any container other than a gasoline tank permanently fixed to a motor vehicle

  • Direct the shutoff of power, water, gas, etc

  • Take possession of private property and obtain full title to same

  • Prohibit or restrict ingress and egress to and from the City

“The executive order allows the city to be flexible to properly respond to the emergency needs of our community. None of the options will necessarily will be implemented but are available in order to protect the welfare and safety of our community if needed,” Jeff Hamilton the City of Champaign’s Communications Manager”

That’s “flexible?” Banning the sale of alcohol? Banning the sale of firearms? The order also includes these gems: “Suspend or limit the use of the water resources or other infrastructure. (17) Control, restrict, allocate, or regulate the use, sale, production, or distribution of food, water, fuel, clothing, and/or other commodities, materials, goods, services and resources.”

She gave herself permission to institute a curfew. She gave herself permission to seize private property and snag the title to it. She thinks it would be ok to turn off the power – if someone’s sick and it’s still winter that’s a stupid idea. Is she trying to ‘decrease the surplus population?’

She didn’t give herself permission to ban the sale of marijuana. Wonder why.

We ask you – what the heck does any of that have to do with a health crisis? People are sick and in need of care and yes the “ingress and egress” could come into play, but how does the rest of it have any relevance? It doesn’t. It’s a raw power grab by a liberal Democrat with a Napoleon complex.

Now here’s a conundrum: President Trump invoked the Stafford Act this afternoon. That act SPECIFICALLY prohibits the government from seizing firearms. The act recognizes the need for protection in case of emergency within the nation. Apparently this Mayor thinks just the opposite.

You might say, gee she’s not banning the firearms exactly, just the sale of them. Still unconstitutional. The alcohol, the seizing of property…the city council stated they hoped these stipulations wouldn’t be needed in this emergency. They should never have been included in the declaration in the first place.

The Mayor of Champaign seems to have her emergency wires crossed. But it is a harbinger of having the wrong people in power in the country – an emergency declaration like this in Champaign, Illinois spawned an ordinance of the same.

According to CapitolFax, the wording in the ordinance appears copy/pasted, and has little relevance to the coronavirus issue. Way to go, elected officials in Champaign, Illinois.

Featured photo: screenshot of city council meeting via WANDTV


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Showing 8 comments
  • Kevin

    Why is she still breathing our air! Arrest her immediately and try her for crimes against u.s. citizens! And hang her for treason

  • usmcm14 battley

    No worse than the POS governor of Kommiefornia using his emergency powers to take over privately owned hotels and businesses to house quarantine victims !!!

  • Ricardo Hickel

    Frank, ready the gallows.

  • Stephanie Holden

    This is why people need to pay attention to what elected officials are doing…and not just on the federal level, but a state and local level as well. Things like this could happen anywhere in our country without people realizing it. If she gets elected again it just goes to show you how uninformed the voters are….it’s sad….

  • Dave

    She is a democrat right so what did you exspect

  • Larry Becker

    Gee. Do you think she’s a “progressive”, a socialist or just an enemy of the USA?

  • Vito

    Has this tyrant been arrested yet because l heard that she has been and with no bail

  • Jason Johnson

    Under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act:

    Sec. 706. Firearms Policies (42 U.S.C. 5207)

    (a) Prohibition on Confiscation of Firearms – No officer or employee of the United States (including any member of the uniformed services), or person operating pursuant to or under color of Federal law, or receiving Federal funds, or under control of any Federal official, or providing services to such an officer, employee, or other person, while acting in support of relief from a major disaster or emergency, may –

    (1) temporarily or permanently seize, or authorize seizure of, any firearm the possession of which is not prohibited under Federal, State, or local law, other than for forfeiture in compliance with Federal law or as evidence in a criminal investigation;

    (2) require registration of any firearm for which registration is not required by Federal, State, or local law;

    (3) prohibit possession of any firearm, or promulgate any rule, regulation, or order prohibiting possession of any firearm, in any place or by any person where such possession is not otherwise prohibited by Federal, State, or local law; or

    (4) prohibit the carrying of firearms by any person otherwise authorized to carry firearms under Federal, State, or local law, solely because such person is operating under the direction, control, or supervision of a Federal agency in support of relief from the major disaster or emergency.

    (b) limitation – Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any person in subsection (a) from requiring the temporary surrender of a firearm as a condition for entry into any mode of transportation used for rescue or evacuation during a major disaster or emergency, provided that such temporarily surrendered firearm is returned at the completion of such rescue or evacuation.

    Trump enacted the Stafford act. They would be stupid to try. We can immediately remove them from office

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