Democrat governors all over the country are using the coronavirus pandemic to try and sneak ultra-leftist measures into law. Democrat Governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) closed down gun shops in the name of fighting the virus. Northam is a bitter opponent of the Second Amendment.
Now Democrat Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has just tried to restrict people from going to church services and funerals. These were not guidelines. These were diktats. Apparently Kelly is no fan of faith.
But Kansas Republicans stopped her cold in her tracks. Fox News reports, “GOP members of the state’s Legislative Coordinating Council, composed of House and Senate leaders, asserted that first-term Gov. Laura Kelly had overstepped her authority by issuing the order, so they blocked it in a 5-2 vote along party lines.”
“It appears to be out of line, extreme and clearly in violation, a blatant violation, of our fundamental rights,” Senate President Susan Wagle, (R-Wichita) said to the Topeka Capital-Journal.
GOP Kansas State Attorney General Derek Schmidt also issued an order Wednesday advising law enforcement in Kansas not to enforce Kelly’s order. He argues that her order seems a violation of rights vouchsafed under the state’s Constitution.
Schmidt said to the police, “Because no Kansan should be threatened with fine or imprisonment, arrested or prosecuted for performing or attending church or other religious services, law enforcement officers are advised to … avoid engaging in criminal enforcement of its limitations on religious facilities, services or activities… I am confident Kansans of faith can be trusted to follow…important advice without their government threatening criminal sanctions for disobedience.”
There will be more of this as the Left and Democrats use the crisis to usurp constitutional rights out of the hands of the people and firmly push them into the sweaty embrace of overweening state government. Northam and Kelly are only the beginning.
This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on April 9, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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