- Mar 24, 2007
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Much like our federal executive, our president.... governors have Emergency Powers, to act on their own under certain emergencies, is my understanding???Aside from the blatant unconstitutionality of these policies, there is also the fact that as far as I know, not one state in our nation has a dictatorial form of government. As far as I know, all of the states have republican (small “r”, nothing to do with the political party by that name) forms of government, patterned after the federal government, and many (perhaps most or all) hybridize that with a democratic (also small “d”, nothing to do with the political party going by that name, either) forms.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.
Governors can not make you wear a face mask, prevent people from assembling in peaceful groups as well as how many people can be in your house. If you lived in a Communist Country, you would not have these freedoms.
I hope someone or groups will sue these idiots in Federal Court and go on to the Supreme Court.
I do not think that there is any state in which the Governor, nor any other single individual, has the legitimate authority to unilaterally make law. Under the republican form, the Governor can only sign into law bills that have been passed to him from the state's legislature, and under the democratic form, the Governor has no role at all in the process of making a law.
So, these polices are invalid on two points, in blatantly violating the First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and assembly; and in not having been enacted into law by any legitimate process for doing so.