(Tea Party 247) – Since the beginning of March when the coronavirus began to become a problem in the United States, governors all across this great nation abandoned their duty to the Constitution. Instead of elected officials in office to serve the will of We, the People, they have turned into little emperors dictating unconstitutional “rules” and “orders” all the name of public health safety.
Patriotic, freedom-loving citizens all across these states have had enough and have begun expressing their frustrations through peaceful protests at government buildings. Earlier this week, protests erupted around California including at the state Capitol. Now, California has taken action banning public gatherings.
The Sacramento Bee reports:
Following Monday’s protest at the state Capitol where demonstrators defied Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders banning large gatherings, the California Highway Patrol says it will no longer issue permits for events at any state properties, including the Capitol.
“Permits are issued to provide safe environments for demonstrators to express their views,” the CHP said in a statement. “In this case, the permit for the convoy was issued with the understanding that the protest would be conducted in a manner consistent with the state’s public health guidance.
“That is not what occurred, and CHP will take this experience into account when considering permits for this or any other group.”
Monday’s protest, which mirrored others that have sprung up nationwide and have been dubbed “Operation Gridlock,” featured hundreds of people driving vehicles around the Capitol complex in downtown Sacramento honking horns and hundreds of others standing shoulder to shoulder cheering them on as they expressed opposition to the governor’s stay-at-home order.
Newsom said Monday that he believed the protesters had planned to demonstrate from their cars rather than on the Capitol grounds.
But the permit was issued with the understanding that as many as 500 people would attend, according to the website the CHP maintains listing events at the Capitol, and a CHP officer was seen Monday morning directing an organizer where to place a lectern and speakers near the west steps of the building.
Additional protests have been set for coming days with locations still to be announced, but the CHP says no such protests will be allowed on state property for the time being.
“In the interest of public safety and the health of all Californians during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective immediately the California Highway Patrol will deny any permit requests for events or activities at all state facilities, to include the State Capitol, until public health officials have determined it is safe to gather again,” the CHP said.
It’s the right of the people to peacefully assemble together especially for the cause of protesting tyranny. It should not be up to state authorities to provide permission for what the Constitution already grants. The people of California, and every other state in this Republic, should be free to gather on any public property and especially at Capitol buildings to peacefully express their displeasure with their elected government leaders’ oppressive “orders.”
We should be free to protest regardless of “state health orders.” That is literally the whole purpose of protesting. State health orders do NOT trump our constitutional rights. If we love our freedoms and liberties we have an obligation to protest this type of medically-driven tyranny. What happens when mandatory vaccines roll out? We cannot allow ourselves to be oppressed and silenced in the name of “public health safety.”
We applaud all of the patriots out there protesting these absurd stay-at-home orders and this ridiculous lockdown of the parts of our communities the emperor governors have deemed “non-essential.”