2020 Dec 25, 5:09pm
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An Oregon salon owner has sued Governor Kate Brown for $100,000 over the state's lockdown and for fining her $14,000 for defying the rules and reopening her business in the middle of the pandemic.Lindsey Graham, owner of Glamour Salon in Salem, filed a lawsuit in Marion County court December 18 against the Democratic governor claiming that forcing small businesses to shut at the height of the global health crisis did more harm than good. Graham was forced to close her salon on March 23, when Brown plunged the state into a stay-at-home order that shuttered non-essential businesses to slow the spread of the virus. Six weeks later in May, Graham reopened her business in defiance of the order saying she needed to get back to work to pay her bills and feed her family.She was slapped with a $14,000 fine and was ordered to close it. ...'Lindsey Graham, and others like her, have a fundamental right to earn a living. They have a right to take care of and provide for themselves and their families,' the suit reads. In the suit, the salon owner claims she lost business, revenue from her clients, and that her reputation and goodwill was damaged. The suit also says Graham was made an example of by the state when she was hit with the hefty fine.
Does the US Constitution give us the right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" or not?
Patrick saysDoes the US Constitution give us the right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" or not?Ahhh..see your confusion now. No. It does not. Declaration of Independence does. And no, that is not part of the Constitution anymore than the Articles of Confederation (our first constitution) does.
I mean the tax on the American colonies was some 3-4% back then.
The lockdowns are not about the virus. The lockdowns are about control. Big business discovered a way to destroy their competitors once and for all, as a bonus they give added incentive for their current employees to continue slaving away to make the corporations even more money. If America allows big business to control media, information and speech (is that not what is happening?) then Americans are slaves to their corporate overlords.Unless people stand up like Patrick Henry, the lockdowns will never end. The vaccine is yet another gift to big pharma and won’t save any lives nor end the lockdowns either.
i would have thought they would have been up in arms a while ago, literally.
No one will go to jail over this shit,
And small businesses cannot afford the fines or the costs of fighting them in court.
I have admit I am surprised by the passivity with which the population has allowed government to ruin their lives
HeadSet saysAnd small businesses cannot afford the fines or the costs of fighting them in court. You’re a fool if you pay any such fines. Worst thing they can do is shut down your business. But they’re trying that already without success. So really what power does the state have?
I told many early on in this covid deal that these lockdowns were illegal and unconstitutional under the standard "strict scrutiny test" for constitutionally-challenged ordnances, but I was told I was a fool. Seems many are coming to agree with my view nowIF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY (subject to other readers correction), under SST (above) the court has to balance the degree of intrusiveness and severity of the restrictions against the gravity of the peril. In the case of covid, if we could get proper science put before the court, instead of a bunch of these ideas that may have some limited merit (masks) or 6 ft social distancing (very little merit), and point out that the majority of the infections are transmitted in domestic and certain workplace situations usually involving groups from lower socio-economic circumstances (and NOT ordinary day-to-day retail shops or restaurants), the degree of intrusiveness and the severity of the deprivations imposed by the lockdowns far exceed the gravity of the peril. I mean, this is not Ebola or the Black Death, where such lockdowns would probably be constitutional, but only through a legislative process reciting the need for the restriction, and the usual law-making process, instead of edicts by some governor who can be convinced of just about anything under the right circumstances.As to the police and military, I am unaware of any substantial western revolution since the time of the French that has succeeded without significant numbers of the military and police coming over the revolutionaries' side.
these politicians seem to not fear being voted out.
Do you have the right to earn a living, or can the governor of your state bankrupt you at any time?
Its absolutely insane that the gov can step in and choose what businesses close and what businesses stay open. What country and what times are we living in anyway?
Quite a list for a country that cant even hold an honest election
A friend of mine once said...you only own what you can and are willing to defend. Freedom must be defended because there is always a bully out there somewhere and if you don't see any, it's just because they don't see the opportunity at the moment. The bully mentality is always there if only under the surface. I can see it in my own daughter because she thinks the government should force everyone to wear a mask.