Last month I wrote about my skepticism in what the experts were saying about Covid-19, particularly how we can combat it as citizens in a free society. As I look back on the past month, I am even more worried that the government isn’t doing the best it can for the country or its citizens.
Looking back to when the pandemic started, we have to note blunders by the government, particularly the Congress. The U.S. House spent 3 months pursuing the impeachment of Donald Trump, which turned out to be a total waste of time. Pelosi then sat on the impeachment papers before sending them to the Senate. Why did she do that?
The Senate spent 21 days in January to early February dealing with the impeachment, leaving President Trump to deal with Covid-19 with no support from either the House or the Senate. The day the President decided to close our borders to travel from China, Chuck Schumer called the President a racist for wanting to keep possible Covid-19 carriers out of America.
Twenty-eight days after the shutdown of our borders, Nancy Pelosi downplayed the severity of the virus by encouraging people to visit Chinatown in San Francisco. When a stimulus package was needed to support the economic hardships of the pandemic, Pelosi swooped in at the last moment to add to the $3 trillion stimulus package items that had nothing to do with combating Covid-19.
We were told at the beginning of this pandemic that we didn’t need to wear a mask and the virus didn’t live for any length of time on hard surfaces. A short time later we were told that we must wear a mask at all times and the virus did stay on hard surfaces and that we had to maintain a social distance of 6 feet from each other. We have since learned that the Obama administration failed/neglected to replenish the national stockpile of masks and ventilators after the H1N1 virus scare, for which the liberals tried to blame Trump.
If I keep 6 feet away from a person wearing a mask, why do I need to wear a mask? I know that a virus will grow in a warm damp environment. Isn’t that what is developing as we breathe into our masks?
Furthermore, why are the big box stores allowed to remain open, but the smaller, mom-and-pop stores must stay closed? Isn’t it more likely that larger stores have more people? I believe that if the government really cared about social distancing and large crowds it could be best controlled in a smaller, mom-and-pop establishment.
There are many things that concern me about the way the government is dealing with this crisis, but the most concerning is that our Constitutional rights are being violated every day. I can find nowhere in the Constitution that allows our government to suspend or take away our rights during a pandemic.
The very first amendment to our Constitution states “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.” Our right to attend the church of our choice has been taken away for weeks with no real end in sight. We are forbidden to peaceably assemble as we must stay six feet from each other and only in groups of ten or less. Speech is being stifled through political correctness and shaming.
The fourth amendment states “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.”
Small businesses are not allowed to do business so they are not secure in their effects. They are losing money every day again with no real end in sight. I recently heard of one business that was locked by the government and the locks on the business changed so that the business owner could not reenter his own business.
The fourteenth amendment has five sections. We will discuss sections one and five.
Section 1. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
The fourteenth amendment is being violated every day. The State is depriving us of our liberty and our property every day. We are told we must stay in our house thus depriving us of our liberty. Our property is being taken when we are not allowed to do business in our private companies. There is no due process of law as we have no-where to go for redress. We are being denied equal protection under the law when some businesses can remain open but others cannot. The government is picking winners and losers.
Section 5. “The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article” (refer back to the fourteenth amendment).
Congress has only been in session a few days during this pandemic, and they have not passed one law dealing with it. Without laws being passed and codified, how can the governors of each state tell you what you must do and cannot do during this pandemic?
So many in government and the media are talking about this being the “new normal.” I’m afraid many of the draconian measures put in place will never be rescinded. If that happens it will be up to you, the American voter, to win back your rights through the ballot box. Remember who has violated your rights and vote them out of the office they hold. It’s up to each citizen to preserve our God-given rights, and not willingly surrender them.