A recent ruling from a Trump-appointed federal judge is the kind of decision all Americans deserve after suffering the consequences of arbitrary, tyrannical “pandemic” lockdowns implemented by power-hungry politicians.
US District Judge William Stickman IV ruled on Monday that Pennsylvania’s Democrat Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine unconstitutionally restricted Americans’ First and Fourteenth Amendment rights with their statewide lockdown. The state leaders denied residents their right to freely assemble, suspended due process, and denied equal protection rights.
Judge Stickman’s ruling was the result of a lawsuit filed in May by four Pennsylvania counties, namely Butler, Fayette, Greene, and Washington, that resolutely challenged the lockdowns. Other defendants of the lawsuit include multiple state legislators and several small businesses.
The judge wrote in his opinion that, although Wolf’s coronavirus restrictions “were undertaken with the good intention of addressing a public health emergency,” the “liberties protected by the Constitution are not fair-weather freedoms.”
He continued, “There is no question that this Country has faced, and will face, emergencies of every sort,” but regardless, “the solution to a national crisis can never be permitted to supersede the commitment to individual liberty that stands as the foundation of the American experiment.”
I could not have said it better.
This is exactly what conservatives have been saying for months – our Constitutional rights are not to be touched, even in an emergency situation, and especially not for what could be a health crisis based on faulty “expert” predictions. Because, as we know now, all the scenarios our nation’s top medical professionals like Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx forecasted about the spread of the “invisible enemy” were proven dead wrong.
Millions of people didn’t die. In fact, even if you contract the virus, you have a 99.97% chance of surviving. According to the CDC’s own numbers, less than 10,000 people succumbed to the coronavirus by itself. Everyone else added to the death count had on average 2.5 other comorbidities along with the virus in their system.
These are incredibly good odds for a flu-like illness. In fact, updated case numbers and death counts for COVID-19 are actually very similar to the seasonal flu – and a mild year at that.
Yet, most of the country is still largely shut down.
However, thankfully, Judge Stickman seems to understand that, regardless of any “pandemic” or emergency, our Constitutional rights must remain. Our Founding Fathers would probably be rolling in their graves at the news that, in 2020 America, what were supposed to be “rights” have really become optional “privileges” in the eyes of the government. We only have rights when they tell us we do.
This kind of “freedom” is not what so many US servicemen have fought overseas for, and it’s not why our country was founded. As Americans who have God-given freedoms, we need to demand the return of the rights that are fundamentally ours and end the lockdowns immediately.
As a reminder, founding father James Madison once said, “If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” Americans were certainly mobilized to “stay home, save lives” to fight an “invisible” or “foreign” enemy, at the expense of our Constitutional rights.