A grain of sanity
Sanity. At least two members of the state legislature still have some. We’re relieved.
As freedom loving advocates, we have been appalled to watch a state and its people run in a manner like a third world dictatorship. At least someone agrees.
Knowing one Republican candidate for governor is a liberty advocate who would not tolerate the current dictatorship has led us to endorse Michael Folk. We believe he would never try to rule by executive order.
Current Republican Governor Jim Justice is an embarrassment. Not because of his personal appearance, accent or manner of speaking as some say, but because he is not governing like a believer in our republican form of government.
So two fellow Republicans, Delegates Larry Kump and Tom Bibby, have stepped up to the plate. They aren’t happy with government by executive order. Neither are we.
The pair plan to introduce legislation in the next session to limit a governor’s power to executive order the private lives of citizens. Frankly, we think a court challenge to current executive orders is called for but nobody has stepped forward to do it.
So hats off to Kump and Bibby. Their efforts to slow down a runaway socialist society are appreciated.
Let’s be clear: it isn’t a question of whether wearing masks, staying inside and social distancing are effective in virus control. It’s a question of whether the constitution gives us freedom to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness UNLESS there’s a pandemic. We don’t remember those words anywhere in the bill of rights or constitution.
Further, Kump and Tom Bibby are correct in saying Justice should at least CONSULT the legislature on executive orders. This is supposedly a republican form of government and legislators represent the people.
Thus we’re relieved that the two delegates have stepped forward. We trust others will join in a fight for freedom. Please?