Skip to comments.Gov. Wolf is acting like a ‘king’ and his mask mandate is a political statement, couples claim in federal lawsuit
Posted on 09/04/2020 9:03:04 AM PDT by lightman
Gov. Tom Wolf is acting like a king and is trampling their rights under the state constitution, two Pennsylvania couples are claiming in a newly filed federal lawsuit, the latest legal challenge to the governors handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
And they claim the governors face mask wearing mandate has become a form of political expression that is being illegally imposed on Pennsylvanians.
Chad Parker, Rebecca Kenwick-Parker and Mark and Donna Redman are being supported in their U.S. Middle District Court suit by the Michigan-based American Freedom Law Center. They are asking Chief Judge John E. Jones III to rule that the face mask mandate violates their free speech rights.
Wearing a face mask during this current and highly politicized pandemic has become a form of expression. The face mask is, for many a symbol of oppression and government tyranny. It is a sign that the wearer is willing to surrender his or her freedoms to the government, their suit states.
The Parkers and Redmans claim as well that science and data have shown that wearing a mask is not medically required or necessary, and it is harmful to the wearer.
Wolf and state Health Secretary Rachel Levine, who also is a defendant in the suit, have insisted the mask mandate and other steps they have taken, including lock-down orders, have been necessary to contain the spread of the virus. Their responses to the pandemic have been repeatedly challenged in the state and federal courts, but to date have survived those challenges.
The Parkers and Redmans meanwhile claim they are fighting against the onset of tyranny. They insist Wolf has assumed the power to lord over the lives of Pennsylvanians like a king, mandating restrictions that deprive citizens
of their fundamental liberties
The citizens of Pennsylvania have no recourse but to seek relief from this tyranny through the United States Constitution.
If not a King then definitely and Alpha Wolf.
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Wow; he oughta go to California and make Nancy Pelosi wear a mask at the hair salon.
Take heart FReepers. Residents in these blue states with oppressive shut-downs and mandates are becoming angry.
The “Gang that Can’t Shoot Straight” thought this was a good election plan and they could combine it with mail-in balloting, but the justification for it all is not there. Residents in these states and cities are looking around the country wondering why they are closed down and others are not with no “massive outbreaks.”
I think there will be a big groundswell by the end of this month against this. The Biden campaign thinks so too because he is now running from his “mask mandate” and “shut-down” comments.
They tell us to respect the science and all the scientists are saying to open schools! How long can they continue to lie?
Mass murderers of nursing home patients!:
Faces of PSYCHOPATHS. Exhibit A.
The courts will not save us. Only legislative action in the various states to limit the emergency powers of governors will do. Of course the legislatures will do nothing as they enjoy shifting the decision making responsibilities to the governors. Political cover is too valuable to waste.
New Commonwealth motto: Cowardice, Confinement and Dependence.
More like a Communist, which in identally he is. Hi
You wrote that headline JUST for my meme ... DIN'cha' .....
'cuz he already has his queen, eh ?
Any truth that both Rachel Levine & Gov Wolf go to the same gynecologist?
The fact that this lockdown stuff is continuing into September when they originally said it was 15 days to slow the spread is quite amazing to me
Anybody whos following the actual science on this coronavirus the Ted known coronavirus with now seven different variants SARS OVID 2
Knows that this is actually a very mild virus and really only seriously affects those with serious conditions already
So as predicted the Democrats and all their brilliance are trying to impose lockdowns on Americans in a way that they think they can turn against Trump and its merely going to piss people off at them
The legislature in Pennsylvania tried to overturn Governor Wolf he was short by a couple of Democrat votes
The only real solution is November 3
I had a discussion with a mask believer the other day and she claimed that the masks help slow the spread. When I asked her how she could prove that fact...crickets. when I asked her if she would put a chain link fence to stop mosquitos, she said that would be ridiculous. So I pointed out the fact that the masks were the chain link fence, and the mosquitos were the virus. That’s one annoying neighbor that I don’t think I’ll have to worry about anymore.
Some severely bloodshot eyes there. Is that dude stoned?
Yes, and some of us have been saying all that since March. And yet it continues.
It’s really difficult to venture out into the world some days, knowing the caliber of human being by which one is surrounded.
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