The extreme lockdowns imposed by governors have affected the religious rights of millions. Some Democrat-run states have even threatened to shut down churches if they refused to comply with their dictator-like demands. Now, Attorney General Bill Barr has promised his DOJ would not be taking these threats lightly.
Let me ask you a question: are you still worried about the coronavirus? Or are you, like many others, more worried about how the government has responded to something like the common flu? Thanks to the incompetence of the CDC and our medical industry, the government saw fit to punish millions of Americans who would have otherwise not gotten sick.
Citing outdated cases like the Spanish flu, state and local governments have shutdown schools, “non-essential” businesses (a bogus term), and gatherings large and small. In some states, you can’t even visit a friend or family member without getting in trouble. Other states promised to capture the license plates of anyone driving to church… on Easter Sunday!
If this bothers you, good. We are in the United States, not a Soviet dictatorship. The threat of a disease does not give a mayor or governor the right to lock people up in their homes. Nor does it give them the power to deny Americans their First Amendment rights.
The attorney general is greatly concerned by this trend. And he’s striking back.
A spokesperson for Attorney General Bill Barr said Saturday the Justice Department (DOJ) could take “action” against widespread coronavirus-related crackdowns on religious gatherings by state and local governments…
“While social distancing policies are appropriate during this emergency, they must be applied evenhandedly & not single out religious orgs. Expect action from DOJ next week!”
Kentucky has become an epicenter of sorts in the battle as Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has promised to have authorities record the license plates of church attendees and turn them in to local health departments in order to force attendees to “self-quarantine” for two weeks.
U.S. District Court Judge Justin Walker on Saturday granted a temporary restraining order that prevents Louisville’s mayor from blocking the services, calling his intention to record license plates “unconstitutional.” [Source: Daily Caller]
We’ve seen states commit gross violations of our rights during this pandemic. Just because there is a threat of a virus does not mean we give up our rights as free Americans. Where does it say in the Constitution that the government can shut down businesses, private gatherings, or religious services?
If Americans want to take the risk to assemble for worship, they are allowed to. We are adults that can make our own decisions. But many liberal mayors and governors don’t see it that way. These godless tyrants are using the virus to get what they’ve wanted for so long: power over our religious freedoms.
They have even threatened to shutdown churches for good, if they didn’t obey.
Some Democrats have tried to close gun stores. Others fought to keep abortions going during the crisis. And others in Congress pushed funding for radical, left-wing programs. Obviously, they are not so concerned with the disease. They are only really concerned with robbing Americans of our rights, while pushing their toxic, socialist agenda.
But something tells me that these leftists are going to regret it. Bill Barr is not a man to be messed with. We’ve seen him hunt down every lead in important cases. He does not back down, nor can he be intimidated.
If he believes states are using this crisis to erode our First Amendment rights, you better believe there will be a reckoning. If Democrats continue to push their anti-freedom, anti-God agenda, they are going to face the wrath of the DOJ.
At least that’s one silver lining in all of this mess.