A Message To Gov. Cooper
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
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.
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)
Libertatem ex Deo, tyrannide ex Hominum
Always enjoy and learn from Alan Marshall’s comments and letters. Not sure but I
may have known him when he was a young man and coming to the gym sometimes
with his father.
Thank you Ronny. I’m a military transplant from Ohio. I retired and stayed here, making me a damn yankee.
Thank you for your service to our country! I always understood Ohio (and Michigan) to be the Midwest. An aspiring Yankee, that I can agree with.
Oh, poor pitiful you. Sure hope you still feel that way when a member of your family dies. Your christian beliefs are certainly nowhere in evidence by your post. Frankly, you make me sick.
Thump that Bible. It’s a good book, until the preacher got a hold of it…..
Again Lizzy, you miss my point. I am pointing out the violations of our Constitutional rights by Herr Von Cooper and his ilk across the country.
To address your comments, I will say that having spent 20 years in the military you would be surprised at where I have prayed…foxholes, GP tents, squatting in the mud, in an airplane right before a jump. I never felt my prayers were any less important there then inside a church.
I am a grown man (although some would argue that) who does not need some political nanny to hold my hand and pat my head thinking they know what’s best for me. Yes I’m a registered Republican but before that I am a strict Constitutionalist
Oh, and pray for a cure for your sickness.
Great response! Amen!
Frankly ‘Lizzy’ you don’t make me sick, you make me angry. Take your lock-step blind sheeple attitude back to your safe space and your cats and let the grown-ups go back to work. You are not part of any solution, YOU AND YOUR ILK ARE THE PROBLEM.
Obviously, you know absolutely nothing about the human immune system, much less freedom, sacrifice or the Constitution. Maybe you should’ve taken a few courses in microbiology instead of interpretive dance? Isolation is just about the worst thing there is for the human immune system. The longer we’re forcibly quarantined and ‘protected’, the weaker our immune systems become.
Wishing someone’s relatives would die to prove your point is about as ‘sick’ as anyone could be. You and your kind are FAR more dangerous than any virus ever could be.
For all of you people who complain and criticize how the state institutes rules when there is a crisis, where the objective is to keep you safe and breathing, do us all a big favor and RUN FOR OFFICE! It is obvious that you know more than those who currently govern our state, so please grace us with your intellect and make everyone happy and unhealthy.
Actually I am currently in office.
What office are you in Alan? Just curious.
Forget the Bible, it’s the Constitution that being ripped apart!
I feel sorry for anyone that thinks that the ONLY way to worship is in a MAN MADE building, Jesus taught by the shore , “out doors’ Expand your thought as to what worship is , Anytime you do volunteer work or serve others “good works” send supplies to a food bank, offer to take food to a shut in it is WORSHIP , you could set up a chat room and talk with your members , you have so much else available to you start writing letters of encouragement to your church members remember this to shall pass .
Roy is a democrat. Laws don’t apply to him.
Lizzy and Lynn, you two are missing the point. This is not about worshipping, or where one worships. it is about the erosion of our rights; that and the fact that Roy is oversteppimg his responsibilities and is acting like a dictator.