Whats Essential?: The Constitution!

in #politics4 years ago


As some have noticed in my blog posts, I usually write a lot about things concerning, tyranny, freedom, and things alike.
So today I want to cover the issues that have raised with regards to places of worship in this scamdemic.

President Donald Trump demanded on Friday that states allow houses of worship to reopen from stay-at-home restrictions imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak, yet his authority to override governors’ orders is restrained by constitutional limits.

“The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now,” Trump said Friday in a statement to reporters at the White House. “For this weekend.”

“If they don’t do it I will override the governors,” he added.

Trump cited no legal grounds that would allow him to impose his wishes on states that want to keep houses of worship closed or restricted. Health and safety rules are primarily the domain of the states, in part because of the explicit preservation of state powers in the Constitution’s 10th Amendment and Supreme Court rulings that have enforced limits on federal power.

So perhaps it's pretty certain that dictator Donald Trump doesn't exactly study the constitution of the united states, or he just doesn't care.

Rights Reserved to States or People

Passed by Congress on September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791. The first 10 amendments form the Bill of Rights

10TH AMENDMENT (Reserved Powers)

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The Constitution identifies RESERVED POWERS, which are set aside for the states. Unlike delegated powers, they are not listed specifically, but are guaranteed by the TENTH AMENDMENT: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, not prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Some traditional reserved powers include regulating trade within a state, establishing local government, and conducting elections.

Some powers of federal and state governments overlap. For example, both may — and do — levy taxes, make and enforce laws, and borrow money. These concurrent powers are not granted exclusively to the national government, nor are they denied the states.

Therefore in conclusion you might be able to assume both Federal and State Governments alike have the ability to tyrannically govern.


The Other Shoe Drops

The people elect the government and have essentially given them power to write things like the Constitution, here mainly focusing on the first amendment, Free speech, Freedom of assembly and Freedom of religion.

In places like Minnesota it looks like the people are standing up due to the violations preventing them to worship.

According the StarTribune, A lawsuit in Minnesota faith groups allege church closures violate the constitution.

The group alleges Gov. Tim Walz’s executive orders during the pandemic unfairly pick “winners and losers.”

Two Twin Cities churches and several business owners are calling on Gov. Tim Walz to end what they call an unconstitutional and draconian scheme to close them during the pandemic, saying the partial shutdown has violated their constitutional rights.

In a federal lawsuit filed in Minnesota on Wednesday, the group alleges Walz’s executive orders during the pandemic unfairly pick “winners and losers” by closing some businesses, schools and places of worship, while allowing big-box stores and others to remain open.

“Worshipers across Minnesota have been prohibited from assembling to celebrate Easter and the Passover, while liquor stores have remained open,” says the lawsuit. “Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS are open, while local Hallmark stores are closed. Golf courses and bait shops are open, but indoor amusement facilities are shut. Nobody can legally get a haircut, but dogs may now be groomed. Businesses in Minnesota have been forced to carry rent obligations, loan payments, and tax obligations without relief and without income. Those businesses’ landlords, in turn, have not been able to collect rent from tenants who cannot afford to pay it.”

The lawsuit names Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison and several Twin Cities county attorneys as defendants.

Over the past two months, as the COVID-19 pandemic has spread through Minnesota, Walz has issued a series of executive orders to slow the infection rate. Among them was a stay-at-home order beginning March 27, which closed businesses deemed “nonessential.” Walz said the order, which has been extended to May 18, was a necessary extreme measure that could save tens of thousands of lives. The economic impacts of the closures have driven up unemployment rates and inspired protests calling for the governor to reopen the state.

I seem to be hearing a lot of people saying things like, "Whats essential for me, might not be essential for you." But what is essential is our rights under the constitution and if ANY government wants to limit the practice of those rights, they certainly need to meet and accept the consequence.


Rule by force is the disease, who and how are symptoms.

I completely agree! Good post, long live the constitution, "if you can keep it" When asked, Do we have a monarchy or a republic, Benjamin Franklin's reply, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Another reminder that the united states of America was formed as a republic not a democracy and was founded on the constitution.