RALEIGH – Now that Governor Roy Cooper has clarified that he’ll allow protests — as long as they’re outside and everyone stands six feet apart — all roads lead to Raleigh Tuesday as Reopen NC holds a grassroots protest of Cooper’s ‘Stay-at-Home’ order.
It kicks off at 11:00, outside the governor’s mansion on Blount Street, and participants are encouraged to bring signs, share pictures on social media, and maintain social distancing.
This last point is important for a couple of reasons. One, the movement to reopen North Carolina should not be mistaken for a lack of concern or individual responsibility regarding a potentially dangerous virus that we know little about. No one wants to get sick. The point of the founding members mission is that we should be able to make these decisions for ourselves, without government compulsion, and without our core rights being infringed upon.
Democrats (and others) are already busy at work trying to discredit those that would stand for the right to live their lives and earn a living to take care of their family. The Left will smear anyone that questions the dogma, and that dogma is currently based in the public health recommendations from public health experts regarding shutdown policies. Anyone that questions this dogma will be deemed reckless, and probably racist by the Left (let’s be honest).
Secondly, the arrest made at the protest last week as been clarified as due to a specific violation of social distancing. That’s right, Monica Ussery was broke the order by being within six feet of another person. That’s why she was arrested. Even though our benevolent dictator Roy Cooper has allowed an open air protest, and assured us that First Amendment rights were not being infringed upon, his office still asserted that breaking this six feet rule remains an arrestable offense.
In his response to attorneys asking if protests were prhibited by the executive order, Cooper’s attorney reiterated that the police have been instructed to enforce the six feet rule.
First in Freedom Daily will try to bring you more from today’s events. Today is an opportunity to embrace the state motto, Esse Quam Videri, ‘To be, rather than to seem.’ We’re the first in freedom state, and whether pandemic or politics, the unalienable God-given rights of individuals must be honored above all else.