Horowitz: Where is the authority of a governor to suspend all civil rights indefinitely?

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The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and various state declarations of rights don’t change. They are fixed forever under all circumstances and are of nobody’s private interpretation.

Over the weekend, we have seen a San Diego woman subject to criminal misdemeanor charges for organizing a rally protesting the California lockdown. We’ve witnessed residents of San Mateo County, California, issued citations for traveling more than five miles away from their homes. We all watched horrified as police (in brown shirts!) arrested a peaceful man for walking on a closed beach, defying the basic science of how viruses spread as well as the Constitution.

It’s as if the faultier the science behind the lockdown, the more our governments continue doubling down on unconstitutional enforcement.

Through all the important questions about science, we are failing to ask the most salient public policy question: What authority does a governor or county official have to suspend all personal liberty and property rights of even healthy individuals and business owners indefinitely without due process? The answer is, of course, that absolutely no such authority exists.