Unless you can point to the line where the Constitution says “unless we get really really scared”… ALL edicts which violate the Bill of Rights, even “for our own safety”, are ILLEGAL.
I understand you may think it best for me, and more pointedly, best for YOU.
Watch my lips: I DON’T CARE what you think.
I especially do not care for you thinking your opinion should be enforced by city, county, state or federal authorities. They might have the ability to enforce it, but they lack the authority.
That’s a very important distinction. There’s a word for enforcing unconstitutional edicts simply on the basis that you have control of the police or military.
If you have a compromised system, or even just a preternatural fear of contracting an illness… self-quarantine as long as you want. No one will stop you, but you don’t get to imprison OTHERS because of YOUR fear.
Just not how it works.
4 thoughts on “WHEN DID THE BILL OF RIGHTS BECOME OPTIONAL?”
There’s no suspension of rights… until a law enforcement agency makes the attempt to enforce an illegal order. Being the eternal optimist, I’m hopeful that won’t happen. Of course, I’m also hopeful that I’m not delusional…
Never let a crisis go to waste. Pretty sure we’re seeing that in action. Again.
Yep, I’ll fight for your right to hide yourself in a closet with bleach and latex gloves. All I’m asking is that you don’t make me join you.
And such fears do not give government the right to close down businesses. If the government has information that is helpful to citizens in making decisions, share it. When we have that information, each of us, either as consumers or business owners, will make our own decisions about where we wish to go, what we wish to buy, and where and when we wish to worship.