The Unacceptable COVID-19 Government Response
By the Staff of The John Birch Society
Countering COVID-19 Overreach
Do we live in America or a Communist dictatorship? When is it ok for governments to force the closure of businesses? Or to forcibly close places of worship? When will this end and what will happen when the virus flares up again this fall?
The over-the-top response from all levels of government to the COVID-19 coronavirus has betrayed the very foundations of our Republic. Rights have been trampled.
During the lockdown of America, schools, businesses, churches, and individuals are being bullied by government based on an unwarranted emergency. Will we get those rights back? That depends on you!
Your Rights Are Not Negotiable!
Your God-given rights cannot be revoked by government via any emergency loophole! The Declaration of Independence states “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed….”
Americans Must Respond!
Given the absolute hype by the media and government at every level, most Americans are submitting to these draconian orders. After all, Americans are ruled by laws, so we willingly want to comply. But when the government tramples our rights, their orders must be met with swift and Constitutional pushback from the proper authorities.
The Proper Response
To understand these “proper authorities,” a lesson in American civics is warranted. America has a set of horizontal checks and balances set-up not only in the three branches of the federal government, but also a series of vertical checks within each state. For instance, We The People hold the bulk of the “consent to be governed.” Above that, governments are instituted to protect our rights.
Local governments are supposed to protect us from the next higher level of government. Municipalities protect us from county and state, the county from the state, and the state from the federal government. However, the county sheriff also has the power to protect his county from the federal government.
All of this protecting is called interpositioning (standing in the gap). These authorities essentially would nullify the unconstitutional orders that are harming the very fabric of our nation.
With your help, we can effectively act to stop the virus and do so in a manner that respects our rights.
Terrorists couldn’t do any better to tank the U.S. economy, take away our freedoms, and cause mass hysteria among the American people. It’s time to stop the tyranny and clear the way for American healthcare to treat the virus!
Take Action: Stop the coronavirus stimulus plan!
Tell your governors to stop the tyranny!
Published with Permission of jbs.org