Did you know that I, your humble servant, am the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against our handsome Governor, Gavin Newsom, asking a court to say that he exceeded his powers under the California constitution and the U.S. Constitution by ordering the lockdown and making it mandatory.
I especially asked the court to rule that it is beyond any government power, federal or state, to bar peaceful worship gatherings and that this is explicitly barred in so many words by the Founders in our beloved Constitution.
We filed this suit in Superior Court in Sacramento about two days after the lockdown.
I asked the lawyer in the case, Larry Klayman, to file the lawsuit when one of my friends, a Baptist minister helping me with my knees, was told in my hearing by an LAPD officer that he would be arrested if he held a worship service in his tiny little church downtown with maybe 5 or 10 people in attendance.
I heard this with my own two ears.
So, no matter what happens, I don’t get any money. I do hope it helps get into the public forum the question of whether a state government has the power to lock us all down without any legislative mandate and in explicit contradiction of the U.S. Constitution.
Our lawsuit has not gotten much attention. But the shutdown is getting a lot of heat these days. I hope it gets more heat and soon. We really have a clearly dictatorial policy in place here in our glorious California. I see sheriffs pulling over to talk to people in my Malibu neighborhood just because those people have gotten out of their cars on the side of the road to look at the ocean.
This is not America.
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