“Every banana republic in the world has a bill of rights." – Antonin Scalia
With no end to California’s lockdowns in sight, it’s becoming clear that our state’s Bill of Rights hasn't stopped Governor Gavin Newsom from running roughshod over our constitutional framework. Governors and their bureaucrats have taken on an unprecedented number of legislative functions – not allowing a good crisis to go waste – and using the pandemic to justify unconstitutional lockdowns
It doesn’t matter how dangerous you think COVID is - state legislatures and courts have delayed too long in reasserting their constitutional roles. Where did Newsom get the authority to designate which businesses are essential and non-essential?
Daniel Dew, Legal Policy Director of the Pacific Legal Foundation, joins me to charge our officials to reclaim their responsibilities in overturning gubernatorial "emergency powers." Read Daniel’s latest for The Hill and you will understand how the policies of last spring and summer have been turned into seemingly permanent new power – just as my book Essential Liberties predicted.
Daniel and I discuss PLF’s latest legal challenges to Newsom’s unlawful color-code shutdown scheme. It’s Code Red for our liberties when our leaders violate seperation of powers so blatantly.
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." – Benjamin Frankling
Tune in and support the PLF in their important mission to protect the individual rights of Americans during the COVID-19 crisis.