A Message To Gov. Cooper

Dear Editor,

Hey, Roy.  (Yes, I know that form of address to him is considered disrespectful by some, but I have always lived by the philosophy that respect is earned, not given.) I know things like laws and your oath of office are considered by you to be suggestions to be adhered to when it suits you. And you make this very obvious by your total and blatant disregard for both the US and North Carolina constitutions by forbidding us to worship in our own ways and sending law enforcement out to harass, intimidate and punish citizens exercising their constitutional right to peacefully assembly.

The Bill of Rights

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The NC Constitution

Sec. 12.  Right of assembly and petition.

The people have a right to assemble together to consult for their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply to the General Assembly for redress of grievances; but secret political societies are dangerous to the liberties of a free people and shall not be tolerated.

Sec. 13.  Religious liberty.

All persons have a natural and inalienable right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences, and no human authority shall, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience.

While you are not quite as bad as Frau Whitmer, self-styled Duchess of Michigan, you are leaning in that direction. You have said the restrictions will be lifted on the 8th of May. I’m not taking any bets on that.

De Oppresso Liber (To Liberate the Oppressed)

Alan Marshall