The founders risked everything to fight for liberty. Imagine what they would think about COVID Passports. The passports are so antithetical to liberty, freedom of association, medical choice and privacy, and full participation in society, that once they are implemented there is likely no return to a free republic.
According to the American Constitutional Rights Union Action Fund, the latest COVID-19 Executive Order issued by Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer seems less about public safety and more about promoting a liberal agenda that raises her name recognition on the national political stage. ACRU Action reviewed Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-42 and found it an ideological checklist that promotes aspects of the Green New Deal, obstructs commerce at “big box” stores while protecting big labor, blocks fishing and hunting, and restricts purchase and use of firearms. By banning family visitation with her edict issued on Good Friday, the Governor took a swipe at family values and religious liberty.
The Coronavirus and its associated restrictions have been a great challenge to our civil liberties. We must remain vigilant against the virus, but we also must safeguard our freedoms against some governors and local officials who find the virus a great opportunity to commit tyranny. This piece by two medical experts helps draw the line between reclaiming our liberty and securing our safety.
We are sure you agree with ACRU that ICE agents are tireless heroes defending our border, citizens and legal residents from illegal aliens, particularly, criminal illegal aliens. Despite this, ICE is endlessly vilified in the liberal press. During the COVID-19 crisis, and as of this writing, ICE has stepped up and flown 466+ U.S. citizens back to safety from South America. ICE agents, you are the good guys, and we salute you.
The Department of Justice is holding seminars on religious freedom law for its staff and attorneys. DOJ has been actively defending individual religious freedom in cases for Muslims, Christians and Jews, none of which infringe on the liberty of anyone else. Aiding the left in its unending battle against people of faith, the NYT wrote fake news smearing the program. Fortunately, constitutional voices fought back.
Numerous reports abound from cities and counties that officers will not be sent to "non criminal" or "non violent" complaints due to fears of COVID-19 contagion. It begs a question we've never had to ask before-the balance between crime, personal safety and restricted policing policy. As we ponder this balance, the Second Amendment is still in the Constitution, every citizen still has a right to self protection, and we pray for safety of our first responders.
Liberal politicians despise charter and faith based schools because most are non-union, so teachers do not pay campaign donations ....um ... dues, to unions. Gov. Kate Brown (D-OR) received hundreds of thousands in campaign funds from American Federation of Teachers and Oregon Education Association. So in the middle of COVID-19, she closed the state's ONLINE charter schools that already operate by distance-learning, and blocked new enrollments. That, friends, is selfish, ideological tyranny.
In this hard-hitting Townhall editorial, ACRU Action Fund President Lori Roman calls out the liberal game plan to codify vote fraud. Whatever happens with the Senate COVID-19 bill -- we now know their game.
Last minute insertions into the Senate’s Coronavirus relief bill by House Democrats would impose permanent changes to election protocols that will encourage and protect vote fraud. At ACRU, we think it is critically important for all our friends and supporters to understand the seriousness of what is at stake should Nancy Pelosi’s provisions pass Congress.
In 2018, ACRU successfully sued Starr County, TX for voting irregularities. The County settled, agreeing to fix their corrupt system. Apparently they have not honored settlement terms, or cleaned up their act, as last week Republican primary voters were shooed away from voting by election officials or told to "just vote for a Democrat." News flash to Starr County from ACRU: we'll be back.