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IL Governor savaged in Clay County court ruling, but court still ruled for Pritzker

May 27, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Image via Sun-Times.

A whole lot of people are talking about the Clay County judge’s ruling from before the Memorial Day weekend.  The judge savaged Governor Pritzker is colorful language. 

But in the end, while everyone reposted the fire and brimstone in the decision, they left out how the judge ruled with the governor and against Darren Bailey’s lawsuit to block Pritzker’s unconstitutional edicts.

2That said, plaintiff, your request for a TRO 
3with respect to Count I is denied. Your request for the 
4TRO on behalf of similarly situated individuals is 
5denied. If you develop some other case law or ability 
6to convince me that that appellate court opinion you 
7cite trumps current civil practice rules, I’ll be glad
8to consider it later. Counts II and III are granted to
9your client only. 

Here’s the judge’s commentary on Pritzker’s orders.

Since the inception of this insanity, the following regulations, rules or consequences have occurred: I won’t get COVID if I get an abortion but I will get COVID if I get a colonoscopy. Selling pot is essential but selling goods and services at a family-owned business is not. Pot wasn’t even legal and pot dispensaries didn’t even exist in this state until five months ago and, in that five months, they have become essential but a family-owned business in existence for five generations is not.

Hundreds of people line up outside Illinois Supply and Provisions in Collinsville to legally buy recreational marijuana.  Image via stlpublicradio.org.

A family of six can pile in their car and drive to Carlyle Lake without contracting COVID but, if they all get in the same boat, they will. We are told that kids rarely contract the virus and sunlight kills it, but summer youth programs, sports programs are cancelled. Four people can drive to the golf course and not get COVID but, if they play in a foursome, they will. If I go to Walmart, I won’t get COVID but, if I go to church, I will. Murderers are released from custody while small business owners are threatened with arrest if they have the audacity to attempt to feed their families.

Our economy is shut down because of a flu virus with a 98 percent plus survival rate. Doctors and experts say different things weekly. The defendant cites models in his opposition. The only thing experts will agree on is that all models are wrong and some are useful. The Centers for Disease Control now says the virus is not easily spread on surfaces.

The defendant in this case orders you to stay home and pronounces that, if you leave the state, you are putting people in danger, but his family members traveled to Florida and Wisconsin because he deems such travel essential. One initial rationale why the rules don’t apply to him is that his family farm had animals that needed fed. Try selling that argument to farmers who have had to slaughter their herds because of disruption in the supply chain.

Keep reading.  It only gets better.

When laws do not apply to those who make them, people are not being governed, they are being ruled. Make no mistake, these executive orders are not laws. They are royal decrees. Illinois citizens are not being governed, they are being ruled. The last time I checked Illinois citizens are also Americans and Americans don’t get ruled. The last time a monarch tried to rule Americans, a shot was fired that was heard around the world. That day led to the birth of a nation consensually governed based upon a document which ensures that on this day in this, any American courtroom tyrannical despotism will always lose and liberty, freedom and the constitution will always win.

 

2 Responses to IL Governor savaged in Clay County court ruling, but court still ruled for Pritzker

  1. GSL+1589 on May 27, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    The ballot box is not working for freedom and self-rule, it is time again to use the ammo box. Ol’ “Jelly Belly” Pritzker is a massive target.

  2. m. on May 29, 2020 at 7:11 pm