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Is The Constitution Worth Dying For?

Constitution Ralph Northam
California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom late Friday issued an “unprecedented” executive order that allows the state’s Chief Justice to suspend a host of laws – simply on her own authority.

According to Law.com the governor’s office issued the order just hours before the Judicial Council was scheduled to meet in an emergency session Saturday to consider significant changes to legal procedures and courthouse operations “as courts struggle to stay open without endangering litigants, attorneys, courtroom staff and inmates.”

Among the first casualties of Governor Newsom’s order was the right to a speedy trial by a jury of one’s peers as California State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye ordered all jury trials in the state to shut down for 60 days.

On the other side of the country, CNN reported that North Carolina’s Dare County, a popular summer vacation area in the state's Outer Banks, has established checkpoints around the county to stop visitors and non-resident property owners from entering.

"These restrictions may be inconvenient, disappointing and have financial impacts, however, they were made in the interest of public safety to limit the spread of COVID-19," Dare County said in a statement, citing the county’s limited healthcare resources.

Since March 17, only permanent residents with proper identification -- including a permanent resident entry permit -- have been allowed to enter Dare County. Businesses must apply for entry permits for their out-of-town employees.

And all across the country arbitrary and capricious administrative action by government officials, such as refusing to process concealed carry permit applications and closing gun shops, have all but suspended the Second Amendment and along with it the constitutional right to keep and bear arms for millions of Americans.*

In Virginia and elsewhere governors have banned church services and gatherings of arbitrary numbers of individuals in prima facia violation of the First Amendment.

Even worse was the action taken by America's worst mayor ever, New York City's Bill DeBlasio. He banned all religious gatherings and threatened violators with permanent closure of their church or synagogue.

While it is not surprising that government, particularly governments run by Far Left Progressives, would seek to use the coronavirus panic to expand their powers and pursue long-desired political ends, such as closing gun stores, what is surprising is the establishment media and academia cheering them on.

For example, NBC News sought out Alvin Tillery Jr., a Leftwing political science professor at Northwestern University, to attack Republican governors, such as Florida’s Ron DeSantis and Mississippi’s Tate Reeves, who were not attempting to suspend constitutional rights.

After praising governors who violated the Constitution, Tillary told NBC News, “On the other end of the spectrum are two governors who placed their partisan allegiances and or anti-intellectualism above the safety and welfare of their constituents.”

They are DeSantis and Tate Reeves of Mississippi, who is also a conservative Republican and Trump ally, he said.

Tillary faulted Reeves for signing an executive order that effectively went against the advice of the Mississippi Department of Health by declaring most businesses in the state “essential” and thus exempt from restrictions on public gatherings. He also deemed most religious facilities “essential” just days after the state’s top doctors told residents to skip church and avoid weddings and funerals to slow the spread of the virus.

“When the caseload in Mississippi explodes, he will bear the responsibility for it due to this ignominious action,” Tillary said.

Parker Briden, Reeve's deputy chief of staff for external affairs, said they've been dealing with a lot of "viral disinformation" about the steps the governor has taken and that they have been working in tandem with state health officials.

"One of the first things the governor did was plead with people to stay out of the churches," Briden said. "However, the governor does not believe we have the right to shut down churches any more than we have the right to shut down the media." (Emphasis ours.)

"Just because we're in a pandemic, American rights do not go away," Mark Oliva, a spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, told NPR. "There are disparate interpretations on how people want to view these orders, but the Second Amendment is unequivocal."

The Second Amendment, the First Amendment, the Fifth Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment and the rest of the Constitution are indeed unequivocal and local and state governments should not be allowed to arbitrarily and capriciously suspend constitutional rights. Living in a free society involves certain risks, how about instead of using the coronavirus epidemic to suspend the Constitution we all act like responsible citizens, stay home and self-isolate if we are at risk, wash our hands, sanitize common surfaces, such as door knobs and grocery carts, get ourselves checked if we feel ill and keep our liberty.

*Over the weekend the Trump administration issued guidance about “essential businesses” that says in part, “Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges” are considered essential. It remains to be seen what effect this order will have on jurisdictions that are using the coronavirus epidemic to suspend the Second Amendment.

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Liberty

“Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” Nothing more need be said.

What's it worth?

Dying for? Our fathers and grandfathers found the Constitution worth killing for, something domestic enemies should never forget. They assumed the risk of dying for it as part of the process, so that their sons and daughters might retain it. We can and will do no less for our own children.

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HOW RICH IS THAT!!! CENSORSHIP UNDER THE GUISE OF "MODERATION"... COMPLETE UTTER HORSE-SHIT. COMMUNIST TACTICS. I'M NOT PLAYING WITH THAT SHIT.

COLOR ME UNSUBSCRIBED, COMMUNIST FUCKS.

YOU'RE NO BETTER THAN THE US GOVERNMENT PILE OF SHIT. CENSORSHIP HAS NO PLACE IN THE USA. IDIOTS.

PISS-OFF.

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This person has some serious anger management issues and needs professional help

RE. CONSTITUTION IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR.

IF THEY SUSPEND THE US CONSTITUTION.. THEY HAVE ALSO, SUSPENDED ALL LAWS. SURELY, THE GOVERNMENT ISN'T THAT STUPID. ALBEIT I WON'T BE HOLDING MY BREATH. TOO MANY LAWS ON THE BOOKS, AS IT IS. MANY OF WHICH, ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL THUS, *UNJUST LAWS*.. WHICH, ARE INDEED.. CONSIDERED AS NULL & VOID. READ THE *SUPREMACY CLAUSE* IN THE US CONSTITUTION. CONSTITUTION IS THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. HOW THE US "SUPREME" COURT CAN CALL ITSELF *SUPREME* IS BEYOND ME. USING K-9'S FOR SEARCHING CITIZENS MOTOR VEHICLES, HOMES, ETC IS A VAST *USURP* TO THE 4TH AMENDMENT. CLAIMING ITS 'JUST' A "FREE-AIR SNIFF." BUT, WHEN DO DOGS GO rummaging THRU SOMEONES BELONGINGS, SEARCHING FOR WHATEVER? K-9'S SNIFF. A FREE-AIR SNIFF IS A SEARCH. ITS HOW DOGS DO IT.. WITH THEIR NOSES. SCOTUS IS FULL OF SH*T. THEY HAVE ALSO DEEMED THAT LEO'S ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PROTECT CITIZENS. SO, TELL ME THE SUPREME COURT IS NOT CORRUPT AS HECK. AND LAWS THAT TRAMPLE THE 2ND AMENDMENT? ALL GUN LAWS AND REGULATIONS ARE INFRINGEMENT TO THE 2-A. SEEMS GOVERNMENT WANTS AMERICANS TO BE AS SITTING DUCKS.. OR WHATEVER. THE 2-A WAS WRITTEN TO PROTECTS CITIZENS NATURAL RIGHTS TO OWN AND POSSESS FIREARMS. *FOR IN CASE OF A TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT*.. NO LESS. AND WE HAVE ARRIVED. THATS WHAT WE HAVE HAD TO ENDURE ESPECIALLY, SINCE THE US GOVERNMENTS COLLABORATION WITH THE SO-CALLED "STATE OF ISRAEL" IN THE EVIL AND MOST DIABOLICAL SCHEMES REGARDING THE EVENTS ON 9-11-2001. ULTIMATE BETRAYAL OF AMERICANS BY THE VASTLY CORRUPT TYRANNICAL US GOVERNMENT. THE WHOLE CORONAVIRUS IS BEING *SENSATIONALIZED*.. AND PLACING AMERICANS UNNECESSARILY IN PANIC-MODE. IT WAS CREATED IN THE US (GOVT HAS A PATENT).. DELIVERED TO WUHAN, CHINA DURING THE WAR-GAMES BS... AND TRUMP ALLOWED INFECTED PASSENGERS IN SHIPS AND PLANES TO BRING IT TO THE US INTENTIONALLY.. SO, IT WILL SPREAD AND THE GOVERNMENT CAN WRITE MORE UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS THAT STRIP AMERICANS OF MORE OF OUR RIGHTS, LIBERTIES AND FREEDOMS. WHICH, THE FREAKING GOVERNMENT DOES NOT GRANT IN THE FIRST PLACE. SO, IN MY MIND-- THEY CANNOT LEGALLY TAKE THEM AWAY. HENCE, WHY WE HAVE GUNS.. AND LOTS OF THEM. WHEN TRUMP IS *RE-SELECTED* IN NOVEMBER.. HE WILL RESUME WHERE HE LEFT OFF PER THE RED-FLAG LAWS. UNCONSTITUTIONAL AS HECK. UNJUST THUS NULL & VOID. THAT DIRTY SOB NEEDS TO READ THE RULE BOOK AKA THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND AKA THE US CONSTITUTION. AND ALL THIS "INTERPRETATION" OF THIS AND THAT REGARDING THE USC AND BOR.. IS BLATANT HORSE-SH*T. AMERICANS--- WE HAVE BEEN DUPED. SOLD A THOROUGHBRED YET, DELIVERED A JACKASS. *FIGHT THE POWER*

"Is the Constitution worth dying for?"

Try and take away our Rights, Freedom and Sovereignty and you'll find out!!!

Is Constitution Worth Dying For?

Absolutely! My belief is strong enough that I "supported and defended our Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic" for almost 44 years (34 as a soldier and 10 as a Department of the Army civilian). But I didn't serve all those years so that our elected officials could dismantle the constitution for which I so proudly stood. Americans need to stand up and unite against those trying to destroy us from within.