Nowhere in the Constitution of the United States does it guarantee, “the people shall be free to assemble, unless a Governor, Mayor, Bridge Watcher or Dog Catcher believes they are not as deserving as their neighbor.”
On Monday, May 18, we receive word through our news sources, that the Governor has acquiesced, and granted favor upon Virginia Beach, to be at liberty, to reopen in advance, of the upcoming Labor day weekend. This upon the heals last week, of allowing Mayor of the City of Richmond, to keep “his city”, closed for additional time, all in the name of providing safety, to its citizens, ( and economy) in lockdown.
Could there be any more glaring and absolute proof that the Governor’s actions are arbitrary, capricious, and granted from a position of one who should never have been allowed to pick winners and losers?
Not business in Yorktown Beach, not Gloucester Beach, not the local pool or swim club, just Virginia Beach? The others named still are under the uncertainty that if they dare open, they would possibly be under threat of arrest, prosecution or persecution in jeopardy of a possible threat of revocation of permits, and be fined and/ or incarcerated?
Allowing Richmond City businesses to unlawfully be forbidden to open, while their competitors in the surrounding counties open, is a decision not based on science. It is a fact that the city has reported lower incidents of COVID-19 positive testing, occurrence, and consequence than its three surrounding counties. Likewise, it is not possible, that Virginia Beach with its size and concentration of population, has a less percentage of sickness, than other beaches around the state.
Nowhere in the Constitution of the United States does it guarantee, “the people shall be free to assemble, unless a Governor, Mayor, Bridge Watcher or Dog Catcher believes they are not as deserving as their neighbor.” I am glad and happy that the citizens of Virginia Beach, Henrico, Chesterfield, and Hanover are allowed to begin to reopen. I am appalled that all are not considered worthy of pardon.
Our freedoms under the Bill of Rights, to assemble, associate, worship, are non-negotiable, and not subject to the whims of a Tyrant King, campaigning Mayor, or Governor gone wild.
It is time that our leaders stand up, find their courage, speak out, and lawfully challenge these unlawful acts. It is time they declare enough is ENOUGH!