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  • #117414

    Desperation but it will help clean out the gene pool of ignorants

    #117420

    Au contraire, Jack.  The president is actually the chief law enforcement officer of the United States by constitutional power, which is delegated to the Attorney General with the Attorney General still a direct report to POTUS.  This power is borne out by the phrase in the president’s oath of office “to preserve, defend, and protect the Constitution.”

    If the various governors resist religious gatherings for prayer and worship, the Attorney General can be directed by POTUS to file suit in Federal Court with the basis being that the gubernatorial restraining orders being a violation of the First Amendment.

    #117422

    Incorrect sir. 10th Amendment.

    It is the states call not the Prez.

    Just another bluff from Trump who thinks he is Supreme Commander. He ain’t.

    #117432

    1st Amendment versus 10th Amendment.  Would be a MOST interesting court challenge.  Wanna bet on how this Supreme Court’s typical 5-4 decision would fall?

    #117433

    Sorry friend but this will not make it to the Supreme Court. Nice try however.

    Another fake bluff from Trump who by the way played golf instead of attending Church.

    Face it, yer King has no clothes.

    #117446

    Text of 10th Amendment:

    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

    Text of the 1st Amendment:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    The crux of the legal argument would focus upon the act of “prohibiting the free exercise” of religion VERSUS whether the attorney general acting on the direction of the president constitutes the voice of “the people”.  It can be argued that as chief executive officer of the Unites States, and therefore “all the people”, that any potential suit to challenge gubernatorial orders against religious services would give the attorney general “standing” to call out the direct trespass of the 1st Amendment right of the free expression of religion.

    #117449

    No need for a useless lecture because Trump has backed down. As I predicted.

    Fact is regardless of Trump or any Guv’ner the individual Churches will decide when they start back up.

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