What Bill Sardi refers to as a “massive outbreak of public stupidity” continues unabated in the form of submissive widespread acceptance of state and local government mandatory mask decrees requiring citizens to wear face masks in public. The justification for this nonsense is that while it does nothing to prevent disease, it at least reduces our anxiety. But there is already a specialty product for that purpose, and it’s not a mask.
Mandatory Masks Don’t Work.
The fact that the masks provide no protection against Covid-19 is both admitted scientifically and irrelevant. The evidence shows that masks do not protect the wearer from the disease, nor do they protect other people from contagion. Nevertheless, governments across the country, for reasons that make little medical sense, demand that people make a public display of terror and subservience by covering their faces with a mask. Our “leaders,” not satisfied with terrorizing us, must now force us to visibly prove we are terrified.
Local Politicians Want a Share of the Glory
And it’s not just governors. We now have city mayors getting in on the action by issuing “Executive Orders” to people over whom they have no authority at all. These orders, and occasionally ordinances, are generally far beyond the powers we have delegated to our elected officials. They are about obedience, not health. A veteran of the Tax Honesty Movement, Jeff Dickstein, has stepped up to stop this unconstitutional abuse in his home town, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He filed a lawsuit against the City of Tulsa because city law clearly defines what constitutes and “emergency.” Neither the Covid-19 panic nor anything like it is included in the definition. The city tries to get away with legislative overreach by ignoring the law’s definition of emergencies. Dickstein as a former Tax Honesty litigator is intimately familiar with deceptions involving defined terms, of which the I.R.C. is chock full. He is calling the City of Tulsa’s bluff. I invite you to read Jeff’s pleadings which I have linked to below.
No Right to Due Process
After the City Attorney informed Dickstein in open court that he and the other citizens of Tulsa had no right to due process concerning the mandatory mask order, the court denied the Temporary Restraining Order he requested because the court alleged he had not demonstrated the required “irreparable harm” from the City’s ordnance.
Denial of Rights Is Itself Irreparable Harm
American Court’s however, have determined that the denial of constitutional rights is itself a form of irreparable harm. Mr. Dickstein eloquently points that error out to the court in the following document:
Here are links to the earlier pleadings:
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