I do not know if this has taken place elsewhere in the country, but finally a case that is at least reported.
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States protects specific rights of the people. Government is told it cannot infringe on these rights in any way.
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.
The Constitution of the United States clearly says no abridgement of the right to peaceably assemble. The definition of peaceable is disposed to peace: not contentious or quarrelsome, quietly behaved, free from strife or disorder. The way I read the first amendment, it would mean if I am assembling with people, for any reason, and my assembly is peaceful, government, federal, state, or local, cannot prohibit that assembly. I fail to see any exception to this right.
The greatest gift we Americans were given is our right to liberty. In the Constitution many liberties are defined, but our founders wanted to make sure that our liberties were not limited to those enumerated so they added the 9th amendment as well which says, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
We know the collectivists (Marxist, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats, - all virtually the same) do not believe in liberties and despise the Untied States Constitution. These collectivists believe it is their right to dictate on what basis the American citizen can practice religion if at all, speak and think, report on the government, assemble, and petition the government. The collectivist’s beliefs are exactly the opposite of what were the beliefs of the founders.
Aspiring Marxists despots who hold positions such as governor, mayor, or judge, are violating the United States Constitution. If they claim they are relying on some local or statewide law that might give them the power to violate the United States Constitution, they are relying on an unconstitutional law.
Thank you, people of Idaho. Restrictions placed on social gatherings as a result of the coronavirus have run into a rebellion in some areas of Idaho.
The New York Times reported that in one instance, a few dozen people gathered last week inside, to hear a spokesman, who insisted it was an assertion of a constitutional right to assemble peacefully.
The newspaper said the meeting appeared to violate an order by Gov. Brad Little to avoid group gatherings.
The spokesman maintained he hoped to put together a network of people to help those facing closure of their businesses or government interference as a result of the pandemic.
“If it gets bad enough, and our rights are infringed upon enough, we can physically stand in defense in whatever way we need to,” the spokesman said. “But we hope we don’t have to get there.”
And others are also claiming the governor’s stay-at-home order an infringement on their liberties.
The Bonner County Sheriff said that the public had been “misled” by public health officials’ predictions and called on the governor to order an emergency session of the legislature to debate the stay-at-home order.
“In the spirit of liberty and the constitution, you can request those that are sick to stay home,” the sheriff said. “But, at the same time, you must release the rest of us to go on with our normal business.”
Little, according to the Idaho Statesman, has defended the order, saying: “… We absolutely have to have this take place.”
Notice the governor said it is his right and perhaps obligation to ignore the liberties of the people that are guaranteed by the United States Constitution. My question would be, then why do we even have the Constitution? Perhaps we should formally nullify it, because so many governors, mayors, and judges have and are.
I will stand with the people from Idaho, will you.
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