by John D. Guandolo
About a month ago I was in a bait shop by a marina to buy some stuff for a day fishing trip. As I was paying, a woman loudly announced – to the three other people in the shop – that “we have a non-mask wearer here.”
I responded by asking her if she was with the Gestapo. She told me I had to wear a mask. I told her I fought in combat so people like her had the freedom to make such absurd comments. She didn’t get it.
And, by the way, the shop owner did not require me to wear a mask.
You see, the scientific data shows us that (1) mask-wearing does not prevent the spread of influenza/Chinese covid type illnesses, and (2) mask wearing is detrimental to my health because it reduces the amount of oxygen intake and decreases the immune system.
No government has the right to force me to intentionally harm my health in this way. Any order forcing me to wear a mask by the government is necessarily tyrannical and unjust because of this. It violates my unalienable right to life.
In a similar manner, police chiefs who take a knee with the communists of Black Lives Matter and Antifa and fail to uphold their duty to protect innocent citizens are unfit for office because their actions are unjust.
In a Constitutional Republic, there is a legally defined moral standard which America’s founders made clear. When George Washington told Delaware tribal leaders they would do well to learn “our arts and our way of life, and above all the religion of Jesus Christ,” he was underscoring the moral necessity which undergirds our law and government.
When John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other,” he was also restating a truth understood by America’s founders.
America’s law and government are built on the ideal enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. “The Law of Nature and Nature’s God” is legally defined in the most widely used legal text in America for 150 years – Blackstone’s Commentaries – as “the will of God” as he is observable in nature (The Law of Nature), and “holy scripture (The Law of Nature’s God).”
We have a moral standard in our Constitutional Republic and it is the guide for legislatures, executives, and judges. No law can be passed in America which violates the legal standard of the law of nature and nature’s God.
Those who swear fidelity to the Constitution and then intentionally legislate, enforce, or uphold laws contrary to this standard or fail to uphold and enforce just laws are unfit for office and should be removed.
That is what must happen if the Republic is to survive.