WHEREAS, with the onset of the Wuhan Virus pandemic the government on multiple levels has responded with measures which have eroded and curtailed our liberties of religion and assembly;
WHEREAS, in past times we as Americans have faced public health crises without surrendering our basic freedoms;
WHEREAS, our founding fathers warned us about tyranny which started with the good intentions of those who later became tyrants;
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Constitution Party opposes any governmental overreach to seize powers not granted in the Constitution, even with the best of intentions.
-- from the Constitution Party State Convention, April 11, 2020
Steve Deace reports on what researchers at Stanford have proven: that the lockdowns have been been a MASSIVE overreaction. COVID-19 is much more widespread and MUCH LESS lethal than originally feared.
Today, President Trump posted on social media: “…some in the Fake News Media are saying that it is the Governors’ decision to open up the states, not that of the President of the United States & the Federal Government. Let it be fully understood that this is incorrect. It is the decision of the President, and for many good reasons…”
To clarify, nowhere in the Constitution is the President given the authority to regulate commerce, let alone intrastate commerce. An American President is not an autocrat. To put a finer point on it, the media he is criticizing are also incorrect because Governors are not the autocrats of their states either.
I pray you and yours are trusting in the Lord through this season of uncertainty. Wednesday the National Executive Committee decided that the on-site 2020 National Convention will be rescheduled and restructured as an audio conference meeting. Combined with Georgia's currently declared public health emergency, the Constitution Party of Georgia has also decided to postpone the 2020 State Convention until sometime in April and is considering following the National Convention's format.
For details on the National Convention please go to constitutionparty.com. Once the CP-GA State Executive Committee meets to decide the course of action then we will notify supporters and candidates of the meeting and update gaconstitutionparty.org.
We ask our supporters and friends in Georgia and around the nation to please pray for their state party leaders as they labor to advance the party through this very challenging season.