Attorney General William Barr is not playing games.
Democrats have pushed things too far.
And now William Barr fired a warning shot to Joe Biden that made him sit up and take notice.
The worst of the initial coronavirus pandemic is behind America.
Testing is ramping up and now Governors are deciding how best to comply with President Trump’s guidelines to reopen America.
But some Democrats are flexing their muscles in a bid to raise their national profile so Joe Biden picks them as his Vice Presidential running mate.
One of these Democrat tyrants is Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Whitmer defied the state legislature which refused to extend her Soviet style state of emergency to May 28 so Whitmer acted like she was a Roman Emperor and imposed the order by imperial decree.
Shutting down businesses, closing churches and restricting movement as the nation moves out of the worst of the coronavirus outbreak did not sit well with Attorney General William Barr.
“The government, unquestionably, has the right, when it’s facing an immediate, catastrophic danger to public safety to impose reasonable and temporary restrictions. But the Bill of Rights doesn’t go away during a crisis like this. But what it does do is it requires that the government justify any restrictions as truly necessary and ensure that there are not other ways of addressing the government’s interests that are less burdensome on our rights. Now, when this crisis first emerged, I think it was appropriate to have, initially, broad restrictions. Because we didn’t know much about the disease, except it was very contagious and we didn’t want it to overwhelm our healthcare system,” Barr stated during a social media question and answer session.
Barr explained that the initial goals of state lockdown orders – flattening the curve and buying time for hospitals to beef up capacity for future outbreaks – had been met and it was time for Governors like Whitmer to cede power and rollback their draconian edicts.
“But now that the curve has been flattened, the rate of spread has been slowed, our system has not been overwhelmed, and has time — had time to adjust to the situation, it’s time to start rolling back some of these restrictions in an orderly and sensible way. And the president has provided his opening the United States again plan that provides a sensible approach to doing that, and framework for doing that,” Barr stated.
Barr warned that any Governor – and Whitmer is at the top of the list refusing to abide by the Constitution or the rule of law – that the Department of Justice would join legal action to compel them to stand down.
“So, we’re on the lookout for restrictions that are too widespread, too generalized, and are unduly discriminatory toward liberties such as religious liberty or speech. And we try to work with the state and local governments to address these concerns. And in the appropriate case, we would consider taking action,” Barr concluded.
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