Sorry Michigan Court of Appeals. You are clearly wrong. The fact is that no state or local governing authority has any authority to implement policy that trumps the Constitution. Period. End of discussion. ONLY the Executive branch with legislation passed by Congress granting authority can suspend guaranteed Constitutional rights in the advent of an emergency. You may hear the argument that our Constitution is a limiting document that only grants specific powers to the Federal government. All other power is defaulted to the States. Thus the argument that the Governors have such broad powers. However the correct interpretation is that all defaulted powers lies within the people, the governed. That is the basis of the Bill of Rights and the Amendments. In other words if the President’s authority is limited by statute then so is the State’s. It isn’t an either or proposition. Power always defaults to the people first except where specified in Constitutional law. A long winded way of saying the Governors have no authority, even if granted by a State legislature, to suspend our Constitutionally guaranteed rights. Sorry Whitmer, you have no say.
Gov. Gavin Newsome has both hands out begging for a bailout claiming it is the Federal Government ethical and moral responsibility to pay for California’s fiscal mismanagement.
TAPPER: So, the position of the White House seems to be that any money for states would be premature. What’s your response, sir?
NEWSOM: Well, it’s not charity. I mean, a year ago, Jake, we were running a $21.5 billion surplus. And here we are at $54.3 billion budget deficit that is directly COVID- induced. We have been managing our budget effectively, efficiently, paying down our long-term pension obligations. We had a bond rating that went up twice last year, the highest in decades. So, we’re not looking for charity. We’re not looking for handouts. It’s social responsibility, at a time when states not just California, large and small, all across this country, cities, and counties, large and small, all across this country are facing unprecedented budgetary stress. It is incumbent upon the federal government to help support these states through this difficult time.
Really Governor? A $75 billion dollar turnaround in the state budget not counting the $15 billion dollar handout you just received from the CARES Act? From a virus that started any meaningful cost factor just 2 months ago? Of course nobody buys that. Nor do they buy your numbers. In fact your debt is far, far worse than you’re letting on.
We estimate that California’s total state and local government debt as of June 30, 2017 totaled just over $1.5 trillion. That total includes all outstanding bonds, loans, and other long-term liabilities, along with the officially reported unfunded liability for other post-employment benefits (primarily retiree healthcare), as well as unfunded pension liabilities. This represents a rise of about $200 billion – or 15% – over our last debt analysis, in January 2017.What gives Gavin? You blame COVID-19 for a $75 billion hole in the budget since last year yet your policies add $200 billion in unfunded liabilities in just 6 months. Your claim for moral and ethical debt relief has no merit whatsoever when your policies have no consideration for funding accountability. The proverbial kicking of the can down the road. Sorry but the rest of the country has no responsibility at all for paying off your promises. But Spellchek, what about the scores of employees who are counting on those pensions now and in the future? You can’t expect them to bear responsibility for poor fiscal management. No one is claiming there is a get out of jail free card here. Someone must pay for politicians that make impossible promises for future generations to deal with. But why should taxpayers with no skin in the game at all be tagged with the bill? The idea here is the tremendous pain that would be inflicted on so many by dramatically reducing their pensions is supposed to be the wake up call for voters. It is the voters that put these people in place who are so irresponsible with the state budgets. Voters should take heed of the saying that elections have consequences. Voters should hold elected officials accountable when those promises are made. In short, we all need to be paying attention to what these people are promising government employees and stop it early on when it’s not too late. Only an educated electorate that does their own research will ever be successful at this. If you rely upon the press to do your investigative journalism for you then you have already lost as the media is broken and part of the cabal. So yes, as painful as it will be for the employees, they must take the hit. Fair isn’t an option here. Humans always have to learn from mistakes and this is no exception. If you’re one of those affected employees I hope you’re pissed off as hell and take to the streets to let your elected officials know. If you don’t nothing changes for anybody and we will wash, rinse, repeat.
Translation? Twitter has gone from violating your Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech to censoring your thoughts.
When you’re dumb enough to post this
The internet makes sure you get this
Have the Governors violated our rights with their stay at home orders? Aren’t they guaranteed in the Bill of Rights? What about God given rights? Sorry, but Spellchek has been telling you for many years that you have no rights, only granted privileges. Oh it sounds good to have it in writing and your legal counsel can defend you but what is the end result? You still have another human being interpreting whether or not your rights were violated and if you have any recourse. That’s not a guaranteed right. To be so they must simply exist without third party interpretation. Like it or not we live in a world in which other human beings can take away your so-called rights thus negating any guarantee. The right to peaceably assemble? The right to practice religion? Those ‘rights’ were stripped away illegally in many states. The Governors have no legal authority to do so. They can’t make law. Think the state legislature gave them the legal authority? Impossible since the Constitution is the law of the land and no state or local jurisdiction can make law which supersedes it. As is always the case when it comes to law, however, a Judge interprets it. They do call it practicing law, don’t they? If our rights were truly so, there would never be any authority making determinations on their existence or infringement. They would simply exist and be implemented in all cases without fail. We only have privileges granted from others. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed this for all to see. You may say if these governing authorities have no such legal authority then why should I obey? Of course you shouldn’t. However, if you do so and you are arrested and charged, you will be at the mercy of a Judge and their interpretation of the law. Your opinion that a stay at home order has no legal grounds will only go as far as the legal system will allow it. That’s not a right. What if we had a revolution tomorrow and overthrew the government and enacted a new legal system that deemed all rights granted at all times? It still takes people to enforce such measures. Only the God Lord above can ever make rights guaranteed. If He were to strike down any attempt at infringement with a mighty bolt of lightning right on the spot then you would have your wish. Meanwhile, if you’re not happy with the current system, take it up with the Big Guy.
Tin foil hat? Crazy, kooky conspiracy talk? Or a beautifully designed master plan? What do the progressives want? Global governance. Climate change economy restructuring. Socialized medicine. No private property rights. No Constitutions or private citizens rights. How can they possibly achieve such far reaching goals? What if they could do it from a single event such as a virus pandemic? So maybe you don’t buy the pre-planned conspiracy angle. What about the never waste a good crisis angle? Either way this pandemic can grant all of the progressives wish list items in a single event.
Defeating Trump in the next election due to a crashed economy is only the tip of the iceberg. It’s amazing what a motivator fear is and what the public will agree to in an effort to mitigate that fear even if it’s just for appearances only. The end of the planet from the climate change hoaxers simply doesn’t sell. However threaten our very way of life right now, today, not in an ever moving years away deadline, works like a charm. It won’t take extending stay at home orders through the summer. Just a few more weeks will suffice to damage the economy enough to go past the tipping point (we may already be there). A staggered restarting of the economy will claim even more businesses. The roadblocks being legislated right now will guarantee more pain. It’s like a circular drain in which each little bit contributes to an ever growing spiral. Many of the failures we won’t see until months from now are already baked in the cake. They key point to all of it is that a large number of stakeholders involved in instigating a recovery are openly working against it. They are doubtless salivating at what an opportunity is right in front of them. Remake the world in their ideology. The best part (in their eyes) is the public will be clamoring for it.
The Spellchek blog is NOT a valid opinion on medical advice so always consult with a physician first!
As always do your own research. Paying attention to this warning may save a life. This warning applies to people with healthy lungs as COVID-19 isn’t a respiratory disease. People with damaged lungs or diminished capacity may require a ventilator.