Attorney General William Barr has put the message out to federal prosecutors to “be on the lookout” for states which are using their powers to infringe on American citizens’ constitutional rights. As some states are lifting the restrictions slowly to get their economies back up and running again, other governors are almost holding people hostage in their homes.
Everyone knows the COVID-19 epidemic is very real, but skeptical because no matter what the government says or does, the numbers do not add up. This is why people are getting angry and tired of the media and how everything was blown out of proportion and turned into something political.
Thank God for President Trump and Attorney General William Barr. They realize what is happening and fight for our constitutional rights every day.
Barr put out a memo at the beginning of the week in which he realizes every state’s situation is different. Some numbers are incredibly high, while others are not so bad. Barr understands some restrictions are needed, but at the same time, he is warning the governors not to go overboard with their rules.
The memo stated, “If a state or local ordinance crosses the line from an appropriate exercise of authority to stop the spread of COVID-19 into an overbearing infringement of constitutional and statutory protections, the Department of Justice may have an obligation to address that overreach in federal court.”
This is not the first time Barr warns the Governors. He made an additional note where the Department of Justice cautioned against the discrimination orders against religious institutions. He added, “The Constitution also forbids, in certain circumstances, discrimination against disfavored speech and undue interference with the national economy.”
Even though most of us have figured out the Left and the deep state are using the COVID-19 pandemic to their advantage to gain in their agendas, people are starting to wake up. The world is watching!
It was when a church in Mississippi filed a lawsuit against the local officials for stopping a simple church service during Holy Week. No one was near one another as everyone remained in their car, and it was almost like a drive-in movie theater. The service was heard through their car radios, and everyone stayed in their vehicles.
The courts sided with the church, but not before everyone received a $500 citation for the violation of the stay at home order. This was when people’s eyes opened, and their ears perked up. The red flags popped up as far as the Department of Justice, where Attorney General William Barr took the reigns and pulled back.
The charts now show states with the highest unemployment rates and a low number of virus cases are still under the shutdown orders. This has people outraged and taking to the streets in protests. It is also making them jealous, and rightfully so, as other states are loosening their restrictions. In contrast, others hold on to the so-called “in house arrests of American citizens.”
Not long after these protests started, Barr appeared on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show and said, “Some states orders were disturbingly close to house arrest.” He added, “While the goal was to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases, that goal has largely been achieved, and states should now use more targeted approaches.”
Barr mentioned the head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division and the US attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan were in place to oversee the efforts of the DOJ and to watch local and state policies to ensure they are legally complying with the Constitution. Barr has also authorized for those who are watching to take immediate action if necessary.
The memo continued, “Many policies that would be unthinkable in regular times have become commonplace in recent weeks, and we do not want to unduly interfere with the important efforts of state and local officials to protect the public. But the Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis.”
President Trump gave his thoughts on the issue. He said, “Well, you’d have to ask Attorney General Barr, but I think he wants to see like everybody, he wants to see people get back and he wants to see people get back to work. He doesn’t want people to be held up when there’s no reason for doing it. In some cases, perhaps it’s too strict. He wants to make sure people have the rights, and they maintain the rights, very importantly.”