The 2020 election is shaping up as a fight over the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Things are not going well for the Democrats.
But now a judge asked one question that set Democrats up for this humiliating defeat.
While polls show Americans favor the shutdowns, the reality is not the case.
42 states have moved into some phase of reopening or presenting a plan to reopen.
If the polls were really right, governors would not be caving to pressure to reopen their states’ economies.
Wisconsin is not one of those states.
Democrat Governor Tony Evers extended his state’s lockdown until May 26, infuriating the GOP-controlled legislature which resulted in Republicans suing Evers.
State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley had some harsh questions for lawyers representing the Evers administration.
Justice Bradley echoed Attorney General William Barr asking the administration if keeping a lockdown order extended amounted to imprisoning Americans in their homes, going so far as to call it “tyranny.”
“Isn’t it the very definition of tyranny for one person to order people to be imprisoned for going to work among other ordinarily lawful activities?” Justice Bradley asked.
Justice Bradley went so far as to compare it to the shameful Supreme Court decision of the 1940s that upheld Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s order rounding up Japanese Americans and putting them in internment camps.
“I’ll direct your attention to another time in history, in the Korematsu decision, where the court said the need for action is great and time was short, and that justified, and I’m quoting, ‘assembling together and placing under guard all those of Japanese ancestry’ in assembly centers during World War II,” Bradley continued.
The legal argument against the order explained that Governor Evers’ order was arbitrary and discriminated against churches and businesses by allowing some types of mass gatherings and businesses to remain open but not others.
“While EO 28 permits 60 individuals—ten adult staff and 50 children (who obviously cannot be required or expected to be properly masked and distanced)—to gather together in a day care center, it does not allow even ten religious believers (who can be required and expected to observe recognized protective measures) to gather together for worship. While Respondents allow hundreds of customers into Costco at any given time, no group of any size is allowed to assemble in the park, or any other public or private place, to engage in political protest or expression,” the filing explained.
Republicans in states across the country such as Maryland and Michigan are suing governors to end lockdowns that threw 30 million Americans out of work.
Democrats favor the lockdowns, not because of public health concerns, but because they want to keep the economy shut down so there is no economic recovery before the November election.
Joe Biden plans to attack the President on failing at every level to manage the coronavirus pandemic.
And Biden is counting on Democrat governors to choke off any chance for economic growth which will allow Biden to claim that the President’s promised recovery never materialized.
But the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s hostile posture towards indefinite lockdowns could throw a monkey wrench into this strategy.
American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.