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Judge rules Pennsylvania COVID-19 lock down restrictions were unconstitutional

September 14, 2020

To one degree or another we have seen most of the States in the country violate the rights of their citizens under the guise of keeping them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the States that pushed the limits of totalitarianism during this crisis was Pennsylvania, and earlier today a Judge ruled that Governor Tom Wolf’s measures went to far and are unconstitutional. Here is more:

A federal judge ruled on Monday that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) coronavirus orders, which shut down the state, closed businesses and limited gatherings, were unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, a Trump appointee, said in his opinion that COVID-19 orders from Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine violated and continue to violate the First Amendment right to freedom of assembly and the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment.

He went on to say that while these were well-intentioned measures (I disagree with that assertion) that “even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered.”

“There is no question that this Country has faced, and will face, emergencies of every sort,” he wrote. “But the solution to a national crisis can never be permitted to supersede the commitment  to individual liberty that stands as the foundation of the American experiment.”

The only problem I have with that last statement is that these totalitarians were permitted to supersede the individual liberties of Americans but I put most of that blame on the people themselves for not standing up for their rights in the first place.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2020 9:16 pm

    Not as easy as you think… Phila and Pittsburgh are hard to overcome with the vote. Meanwhile bucolic Lancaster now has BLM burning us down just after I said I had made it out…. 🙂

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