Portland attorney James L. Buchal, in association with attorney Tyler Smith of Canby, Oregon, has filed suit in federal district court to enjoin the Governor’s continuing shutdown of businesses throughout the State. The complaint, brought on behalf of small businesses throughout the State, alleges that full shutdown orders are obviously no longer necessary to prevent Oregon’s emergency health services from being overwhelmed, and that the massive economic harm from the shutdown, and rise in suicides, should “shock the conscience” of the Court. The suit is supported by expert medical testimony warning of the very real adverse effects of the Governor’s lockdown which may even exceed the effects of COVID-19. Buchal warns that “few American citizens understand that perhaps the most fundamental human right, to work to earn money to support oneself, is now perhaps the most disfavored right in the federal courts. Instead of a government of laws, we have a totem pole of rights depending on your identity group, and the rights of ordinary Americans who just want to make a living are at the bottom of that totem pole.” If nothing else, he says, “the suit will constitute a litmus test to identify the federal judges who regard ordinary citizens as mere cattle of the State, not free citizens with inalienable rights.”
With many medical experts predicting the suicides nationally will be more than five times higher than average, more job loss than in the Great Depression. During the Great Depression thousands of people killed themselves due to overwhelming economic pressure, we are seeing that kind of pressure again. With a fatality rate lower than that of Tuberculosis, and what Democrats see a losing economy for President Trump many feel that this virus and it’s lockdown is no needed, and only as tool to get Joe Biden elected as President.
With 24 of the 50 states now open for business, and 11 having never closed, many feel it was not needed in the first place. With more and more people bucking the orders, many feel the initial orders for quarantine were unconstitutional in the first place. For public health lets say the Governor does have the power to order a quarantine, does she have to show a great risk to the people of the state, with less than one percent of the people infected with the virus dying from it, there is no great risk.
Tesla giant, Elon Musk even bucked the system, by re-opening his production plant against lock down orders, daring the people in charge to arrest him. Let us learn from his example, if our simple freedoms as citizens of this great country can be taken with just a wave of a pen, and not returned when the threat is diminished, then we have something we need to be worried about, and it is not the virus, it is our government.
The COVID 19 virus is a risk to be sure, about the same as all of the other flu viruses if you in a high risk category, less deadly than polio, the spanish flu, or tuberculosis and we did not have a national quarantine for those, what is different? Donald J Trump. .
It is time to openly rebel, perhaps not, but lets see how this law suit goes, and see if Brown will re-open on her own, and for Pete’s sake vote for conservatives on your ballot and turn it in. We can do our business at the ballot, we need to vote for conservatives and put them in place, it may take many years to undo what Brown, Defazio, Wyden, and Merkely have done, but together as conservatives we can do it.
Written by Stephan Ball