Flattening the Curve or Flattening the Constitution?
Medical experts tell us that we must continue the shutdown so we can begin flattening the curve of the Coronavirus pandemic. They’ve also already admitted their first computer models of the number of deaths was wrong. Has listening to computer models caused America to continue flattening the Constitution? We were already on the path to that prior to the virus. But our rights are being trampled now on a daily basis.
Prior to the pandemic, Washington state was on a trajectory toward destroying the 2nd Amendment. When the pandemic hit Washington state hard at a nursing home in Kirkland, the Governor shut everything down. The state didn’t list gun stores at all on the Governor Inslee’s essential list. Therefore, many of the stores are staying open in defiance of the order.
“My understanding is that gun shops are not considered essential and are included in the temporary closure of nonessential businesses.” Tara Lee, spokeswoman for Inslee’s office
Too late, many gun stores are publicly defying the Governor – it’s a First amendment issue. So far, there haven’t been any repercussions.
A California Federal Judge ruled that it was fine for the state to close gun stores in light of the pandemic, also in spite of the federal guidance that said to leave them open. (Bloomberg). As we previously reported, Los Angeles County Sheriff Villanueva vacillated back and forth before finally deciding to let the stores in his jurisdiction remain open by appointment only. The NRA launched a lawsuit against him and the Governor, but the judge shot it down. (Pardon the pun).
Commifornia has all but toasted the First Amendment. In San Bernardino County, there is an order to require the wearing of face masks and electronic church services. No freedom of assembly or religion, no leaving the home.
“Tuesday’s order also says faith-based services must be electronic only through streaming or online technology. People may not leave their homes for driving parades or drive-up services or to pick up non-essential items such as pre-packaged Easter eggs or bags filled with candy and toys at a drive-thru location.”
Media influence- stepping all over the Constitution
The mainstream media has made a mockery of the 1st Amendment. They’ve condemned meetings, mocked pastors for church services, and in general attempted to shame people for exercising Constitutionally guaranteed rights.
MSN went so far as to attempt to shame Idaho by saying we had pockets of anti-government people. Those are everywhere – but the media only makes it worse by their statements. We’re in far better shape than other states when it comes to COVID-19. But instead of saying that, MSN decided to bash a Sheriff who stood with his constituents against an illegal order, a pastor who wanted to keep his church running because former drug addicts need personal attention, and a local legislator who doesn’t cotton to big government that challenged the current orders. Isn’t speaking out a Constitutional right?
Huffpost attempted to shame Hulk Hogan for expressing his religious thoughts by calling them “scary.”
“…God has taken away everything we worship. God said, “you want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don’t want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can’t go to church…” Hulk Hogan
“Scary,” huh? You just wait.
The Constitution is, and has been for decades, under fire. These current situations are supposed to be temporary, we hope. We may be flattening the curve of the virus by all this, but we are definitely flattening the Constitution.