The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to block New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions on religious gatherings was lauded as an example of how the newly conservative court is likely to rule on other cases, but columnist John Nolte points out that our First Amendment rights are hanging by only one vote now that Chief Justice Roberts seems to have permanently joined the liberal wing of the court.
“Cuomo audaciously wrote his own law, one that violates the First Amendment’s right to peaceful assembly and the First Amendment’s explicit call for government to not interfere with how American citizens practice their religion,” Nolte wrote, calling the action religious persecution.
“And all of this is happening in a political environment where the corporate media and Democrats like Cuomo violate their own rules, encourage, and even join violent protests led by the domestic terrorists in Black Lives Matter and Antifa,” he said.
“We didn’t outlaw gay sex when the AIDS virus had a fatality rate of 100 percent, we educated the public on the risks and allowed people to make their own decisions. In that same spirit, we should not be outlawing or restricting ANYTHING in the face of a virus with a 996 out of 1000 survival rate, much less the First Amendment,” he concluded.
That’s a very good point.
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