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ĎAmericans Donít Get Ruledí Ė Illinois Judge Unloads on Pritzkerís Stay-at-Home Order (total knockdown)
RedState ^ | May 26, 2020 | Susie Moore

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. Pritzker’s still-in-effect stay-at-home order this past Friday. I’ve written previously regarding the significant distinction between Chicago — and even Springfield — and “outstate” or “downstate” Illinois. This judge’s decision further highlights that great divide.

The back story: State Rep. Darren Bailey, a Republican from the state’s 109th District, filed a lawsuit against Pritzker in April, asserting that Pritzker’s 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 Pritzker’s 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 Bailey’s 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 won’t 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 wasn’t even legal and pot dispensaries didn’t 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 won’t 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 don’t 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 McHaney’s 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 don’t 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 there’s what they call a mic drop moment. The full order can be read here.


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: coronavirus; freedom; illinois; liberty; pritzker; reopen; shutdown
Haven't heard from the ACLU on us being ruled by our governors.

"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. "

1 posted on 05/26/2020 9:46:16 AM PDT by sickoflibs
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To: sickoflibs

The judge’s ruling needs to be read into the Congressional Record of both Houses. Erect a statue with a plaque of this ruling.


2 posted on 05/26/2020 10:07:59 AM PDT by NTHockey (My rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: sickoflibs

God bless the Patriots who stand up for what is right!


3 posted on 05/26/2020 10:09:01 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: sickoflibs

bttt


4 posted on 05/26/2020 10:09:10 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: sickoflibs

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


5 posted on 05/26/2020 10:10:45 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: sickoflibs

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.


6 posted on 05/26/2020 10:19:28 AM PDT by Wuli (Get)
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To: sickoflibs
Tyrany2
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7 posted on 05/26/2020 10:22:11 AM PDT by timestax
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To: sickoflibs

Webmark (Kind of like a bookmark)

He distilled this down to the pure essence.


8 posted on 05/26/2020 10:22:18 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (This is not /s. It is just as viable as any MSM 'information', maybe more so!)
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To: sickoflibs

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.


9 posted on 05/26/2020 10:22:32 AM PDT by FreedomVsControl
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To: timestax
The-Real-Virus
10 posted on 05/26/2020 10:23:36 AM PDT by timestax
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To: Bob434

Yes and those who died in nursing homes or even survived will be voting soon for Biden.

https://nationalfile.com/citizen-journalist-busts-democrat-mail-in-voting-nursing-home-scandal-in-texas/


11 posted on 05/26/2020 10:25:53 AM PDT by manc ( If they want so called marriage equality then they should support polygamy too.)
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To: timestax

BTW, I created that meme in Photoshop a while back for my FB page. Just sayin’...


12 posted on 05/26/2020 10:28:33 AM PDT by HotHunt (Been there. Done that.)
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To: sickoflibs

Praying the brave patriots from CLAY COUNTY, ILLINOIS will prevail and set ILLINOIS free from GOV. PRITZKER and the DEMOCRATS.


13 posted on 05/26/2020 10:35:30 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. (Psalm 32:12))
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Re: 4

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.

14 posted on 05/26/2020 10:38:07 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: sickoflibs

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.


15 posted on 05/26/2020 10:50:52 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: HotHunt
Tyrany2
16 posted on 05/26/2020 10:52:16 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( The CHICOM/PRCNN, controllers of America's Fake news media, CDCNN, WHO, are the Deep Staters!)fla)
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To: sickoflibs

I’m in Cook County but outside Chicago. What does this mean for me on June first (when the previous order expires)?


17 posted on 05/26/2020 12:17:12 PM PDT by Salman (Ask yourself. Who has repudiated peaceful coexistence?)
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To: sickoflibs

It’s a wonderful smack down but we are still stuck with the governor’s orders.


18 posted on 05/26/2020 12:36:08 PM PDT by Dave911
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To: goldbux

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19 posted on 05/28/2020 4:09:12 PM PDT by goldbux (No sufficiently rich interpreted language can represent its own semantics. -- Alfred Tarski, 1936)
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To: sickoflibs

Then this judge pussied out and made his ruling apply only to the Plaintiff instead of the entire State.

L


20 posted on 05/28/2020 4:14:13 PM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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