Skip to comments.ĎAmericans Donít Get Ruledí Ė Illinois Judge Unloads on Pritzkerís Stay-at-Home Order (total knockdown)
Posted on 05/26/2020 9:46:16 AM PDT by sickoflibs
Lost in the shuffle of the Memorial Day holiday weekend unusual, though it was an Illinois judge unloaded on Governor J.B. Pritzkers still-in-effect stay-at-home order this past Friday. Ive written previously regarding the significant distinction between Chicago and even Springfield and outstate or downstate Illinois. This judges decision further highlights that great divide.
The back story: State Rep. Darren Bailey, a Republican from the states 109th District, filed a lawsuit against Pritzker in April, asserting that Pritzkers stay-at-home order unfairly affected the residents of his home county. Clay County Judge Michael McHaney issued a temporary restraining order in that matter, but only as to Bailey himself, opining that Bailey has a clearly ascertainable right in need of immediate protection, namely his liberty interest to be free from Pritzkers executive order of quarantine in his own home. Pritzker subsequently removed the case to federal court (Southern District of Illinois) and now, the U.S. DOJ has intervened in that matter, supporting both the challenge to the orders themselves and the removal of the case to federal court.
Following Baileys challenge, James Mainer, an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and small business owner in Clay City, filed a similar suit in Clay County. Judge McHaney issued his ruling in that matter this past Friday and, although he again limited the scope of the restraining order to the individual plaintiff, he had some choice words for the Governor and his stay-at-home order (after first admonishing those in the courtroom to avoid public outbursts):
Since the inception of this insanity, the following regulations, rules or consequences have occurred: I wont get COVID if I get an abortion but I will get COVID if I get a colonoscopy. Selling pot is essential but selling goods and services at a family-owned business is not. Pot wasnt even legal and pot dispensaries didnt even exist in this state until five months ago and, in that five months, they have become essential but a family-owned business in existence for five generations is not.
A family of six can pile in their car and drive to Carlyle Lake without contracting COVID but, if they all get in the same boat, they will. We are told that kids rarely contract the virus and sunlight kills it, but summer youth programs, sports programs are cancelled. Four people can drive to the golf course and not get COVID but, if they play in a foursome, they will. If I go to Walmart, I wont get COVID but, if I go to church, I will. Murderers are released from custody while small business owners are threatened with arrest if they have the audacity to attempt to feed their families.
McHaney further observes:
Our economy is shut down because of a flu virus with a 98 percent plus survival rate. Doctors and experts say different things weekly. The defendant cites models in his opposition. The only thing experts will agree on is that all models are wrong and some are useful. The Centers for Disease Control now says the virus is not easily spread on surfaces.
The defendant in this case orders you to stay home and pronounces that, if you leave the state, you are putting people in danger, but his family members traveled to Florida and Wisconsin because he deems such travel essential. One initial rationale why the rules dont apply to him is that his family farm had animals that needed fed. Try selling that argument to farmers who have had to slaughter their herds because of disruption in the supply chain.
But the best part of McHaneys ruling follows:
When laws do not apply to those who make them, people are not being governed, they are being ruled. Make no mistake, these executive orders are not laws. They are royal decrees. Illinois citizens are not being governed, they are being ruled. The last time I checked Illinois citizens are also Americans and Americans dont get ruled. The last time a monarch tried to rule Americans, a shot was fired that was heard around the world. That day led to the birth of a nation consensually governed based upon a document which ensures that on this day in this, any American courtroom tyrannical despotism will always lose and liberty, freedom and the constitution will always win.
That theres what they call a mic drop moment. The full order can be read here.
"When laws do not apply to those who make them, people are not being governed, they are being ruled. Make no mistake, these executive orders are not laws. They are royal decrees. Illinois citizens are not being governed, they are being ruled. "
The judge’s ruling needs to be read into the Congressional Record of both Houses. Erect a statue with a plaque of this ruling.
God bless the Patriots who stand up for what is right!
NY’ers and Pensylvanians and Michiganians etc aren’t just being ruled, they are being sent to early graves by their heartless evil governor’s Executive Orders which have endangered all of the citizens in those states- by banning HCQ which is a life saver, and sending infected people into nursing homes- all via Executive Orders
And the msm are silent- crickets- people dropping left and right because of evil Executive Orders and the msm is nowhere to be found-
the msm are just as guilty- they could have put an immediate stop to these evil Executive Orders by putting tremendous pressure on those governors and their evil Executive Orders- by proving that those Executive Orders were killing people- by not letting those democrat governors off the hook- but the msm was silent- and 10’s of 1000’s died and continue to die because of the Devil Driven Executive Orders as a result
I repeat on these threads - there is no science in the various different limitations the dictators are imposing. They are all arbitrary with no science behind them.
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He distilled this down to the pure essence.
Liberals are no longer merely foolish and curiosities to be laughed at, if they ever were.
For the first time, they have really taken off the mask (ironic, I know), showing their willingness to destroy the economy, society even, in order to get what they want. Specifically, to get rid of Trump, but more generally, total control over our lives.
I think we need to realize that they have become dangerous and that they are, in a way, terrorists.
Yes and those who died in nursing homes or even survived will be voting soon for Biden.
BTW, I created that meme in Photoshop a while back for my FB page. Just sayin’...
Praying the brave patriots from CLAY COUNTY, ILLINOIS will prevail and set ILLINOIS free from GOV. PRITZKER and the DEMOCRATS.
The MSM is simply the Propaganda wing of the Democrat party.
There is still good reason to despise the MSM scum, but they are doing their job. Their job is to destroy America and promote Global Socialism.
After a few months of stir crazy enforced confinement, some of the more demonstrative blue state residents may start publicly licking unsanitary surfaces in defiance of the blue state lockdowns. Perhaps organize a statewide Lickdown against the Lockdown demonstration. Stir crazy can do that to you.
I’m in Cook County but outside Chicago. What does this mean for me on June first (when the previous order expires)?
It’s a wonderful smack down but we are still stuck with the governor’s orders.
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Then this judge pussied out and made his ruling apply only to the Plaintiff instead of the entire State.
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