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2020-05-19 06:00 by Karl Denninger
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'Troubling' Groveling Nutjob
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So when the Governor issues an order you find to be unconstitutional what do you do?

When you're a former WWE star and Tennessee Mayor?  You blow the Governor (and President Trump) since they are both in your political party.

Jacobs, a Republican who won the 2018 race for mayor in Tennessee’s third-largest county, Knox, said there is nothing in the U.S. or his state's Constitution that would allow for many of the restrictions.

Then the order is not only illegal it's void as if it was never issued.

This isn't my claim by the way --  it's a statement of the United States Supreme Court:

An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation as inoperative as though it had never been passed.

Your county has formal police powers, including the right to arrest any person attempting to enforce an unconstitutional order, as such an order is not a law nor does it afford any protection.  That makes any agency of the State attempting to enforce same nothing more than armed thugs and armed thugs go to jail in your county, right?

Apparently not.

Now if you happened to agree that there was a Federal and State Constitutional provision that made such orders Constitutional then there might be something to debate -- specifically, whether there actually is.

But your oath of office does not include honoring the Governor's whims. In fact said oath of office is to the Constitution of the State of Tennessee and the lawful orders and laws of the state, county and municipality.

Again, an unconstitutional act is not a law.  It is void as if said act never occurred.  If you, as mayor, find that to be the case then you have an obligation under your Oath of Office to refuse said order and to refuse to allow agencies of the State to enforce said order within your political boundaries using whatever force is necessary to do so.

Of course you didn't do that, did you?

For that matter, neither did the other Counties.

So much for your "oath" of office; that "oath", it is now clear, was in fact a promise to use your man-pleaser on Governor Lee's and President Trump's schwantz.

Never mind that it's not like there isn't precedent at this point to give a big fat flaming middle finger to Governor Lee, right?  Wisconsin gave up after their governor's order was tossed by a judge.  Last night Oregon's governor Kate Brown had hers tossed as well and the judge who did it refused to issue a stay for appeal.

As I have repeatedly pointed out by the end of March we knew several things about this virus that nobody paid any attention to, instead listening to the screaming nonsense coming out of known-fraudulent computer models in both the UK and here at the IHME, along with parts of our government that have been repeatedly wrong and made promises they have failed to deliver on for nearly 40 years with another deadly virus, HIV.  As I've pointed out the IHME "model" falsely stated facts on the dates of initialization over multiple runs, which instant bins it as having any validity whatsoever.  The UK model has now been disclosed to be an ever-bigger mess.

Never mind that changing the time of an infection doesn't change the outcome; the premise of all of these models thus rested on one and only one claim: We would have an overload of the medical system if we didn't take the steps, and we would not if we did.

That's the beginning and end of the discussion and now, since that claimed overload risk is off the table everywhere on a national basis exactly zero of these measures are justified as a matter of law, ethics or anything else.

I accept my mortality.  I can read the data, and calculate risk.  Those who choose to remain isolated in whole or part, whether "socially distant" or who simply refuse to leave their homes, can do so.  The facts are that doing so will likely not prevent you from getting this bug, but it may well make it happen later rather than sooner.

If it's going to kill you then whether it does so now or in three weeks isn't all that material.  I've been over all of the rest, including governors intentionally seeding this virus into highly-susceptible populations not by mutual consent of everyone present (as is the case if you walk into a bar) but by literal force.  That's manslaughter just as certainly as it is if I run you over with my car after choosing to drive on a highway knowing that I'm well beyond the legal limit of intoxication.

I've been reporting on this virus now since February, and frankly, the screamfest and scamfest associated with it has reached a point that it simply isn't worth it anymore.  There are only 24 hours in a day and every one of them I spend behind a computer keyboard is one I cannot spend doing something else.

Let me know when you cut the crap America.

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