DOJ Joins Lawsuit Challenging Illinois Governor Pritzker COVID-19 Dictates…

Yesterday the U.S. Dept of Justice filed a statement of interest supporting the position of a lawsuit filed by Illinois state representative Darren Bailey challenging actions of Governor J.B. Pritzker in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Even during times of crisis, executive actions undertaken in the name of public safety, must be lawful”…

U.S. Dept of Justice – […] In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor of Illinois has, over the past two months, sought to rely on authority under the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act to impose sweeping limitations on nearly all aspects of life for citizens of Illinois, significantly impairing in some instances their ability to maintain their economic livelihoods.

According to the lawsuit, the Governor’s actions are not authorized by state law, as they extend beyond the 30-day time period imposed by the Illinois legislature for the Governor’s exercise of emergency powers granted under the Act.

Representative Bailey brought his case in Illinois state court and elected only to assert state law claims. On May 15, the presiding state court judge ordered Bailey to file his motion for summary judgment by May 18 and instructed the Governor to respond to it by May 21. A hearing on the motion for summary judgment was scheduled to take place in state court today. Yesterday, however, instead of responding to Bailey’s motion for summary judgment, the Governor removed the case to federal district court.

“The Governor of Illinois owes it to the people of Illinois to allow his state’s courts to adjudicate the question of whether Illinois law authorizes orders he issued to respond to COVID-19,” said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Civil Rights Division. “The United States Constitution and state constitutions established a system of divided and limited governmental power, and they did so to secure the blessings of liberty to all people in our country. Under our system, all public officials, including governors, must comply with the law, especially during times of crisis. The Department of Justice remains committed to defending the rule of law and the American people at all times, especially during this difficult time as we deal with COVID-19 pandemic.”

“However well-intentioned they may be, the executive orders appear to reach far beyond the scope of the 30-day emergency authority granted to the Governor under Illinois law,” said Steven D. Weinhoeft, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. “Even during times of crisis, executive actions undertaken in the name of public safety must be lawful. And while the people of Illinois must be physically protected from the effects of this public health crisis, including by complying with CDC guidelines their constitutionally guaranteed rights and liberties must be safeguarded as well.”

In its statement of interest, the United States explains that this dispute belongs in Illinois state court, and that Representative Bailey has raised substantial questions as to whether the Governor’s current response to COVID-19 is lawful. Although the complaint does not raise any federal constitutional claims, the statement explains, “It is up to the Illinois courts to rule on Plaintiff’s claims, which, because of the sweeping nature of the Orders, may affect millions of lives and raise significant constitutional concerns in other litigation.” Even in the face of a pandemic, states must comply with their own laws in making these sensitive policy choices in a manner responsive to the people and, in doing so, both respect and serve the goals of our broader federal structure, including the guarantee of due process in the U.S. Constitution.  (LINK)


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224 Responses to DOJ Joins Lawsuit Challenging Illinois Governor Pritzker COVID-19 Dictates…

  1. William the Comptroller says:

    The reason Gov. Pritzker needed to send construction workers to his other-other -other mansion in Wisconsin was to structurally reinforce all the toilets with extra concrete and joists as they kept cracking when he sat on them.

    Liked by 23 people

  2. LafnH20 says:

    She was supposed to win….

    Liked by 17 people

  3. ethicall says:

    Exodus 23:1 You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

    In the beginning I remember the wild eyed man in the store parking lot. 6:00 am on March 13th. He was screaming at the newscaster and camera crew who were there to film the chaos. “It’s your fault that people are freaking out here! You all are the ones that are at fault! It’s you all that are hyping things up!” he yelled. Lots of f bombs were thrown in for good measure and they were warranted because he was right.

    Proverbs 19:9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.

    There is a level of importance given to the bearer of bad news and that desire to be important clearly drove the medias exaggerated, excessive hype. But that need for attention went hand in hand with their goal to destroy President Trump. Joined at the hip with the radical left they seized the opportunity the virus brought and became the worst gossipers and fear mongers. They sowed half truths and outright lies. The economy be dammed. The people be dammed. The country be dammed. The truth be dammed. This was a way to get what they wanted, what they knew was best for the country. The destruction of the President they hated. The role the media played in the 2020 Wuhan Virus hysteria will be remembered as one of the greatest abuses of journalism we have ever seen. It should be the final nail in the coffin of an industry that has completely lost its way.

    Proverbs 26:20 For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

    The fear that followed their eager reporting, the stress and agitation, the chaos that they fueled made them believe their dreams would come true. President Trump would be blamed for the pandemonium, the job loss, the death. This was their chance to tar and feather him and his supporters before the election. Their long tantrum would finally come to an end and they’d get a democrat in to the White House. But the truth, the real data, the real facts about this virus are coming to light and more than just conservatives see what happened here. How swiftly draconian, tyrannical rule was employed to destroy our businesses, to violate our constitutional freedoms. We saw the burning desire the bureaucrats and politicians had to make those violations permanent. To create a “new normal” for the good of the country. An oppressive government that would control its people for safetys sake. And we allowed it. The fear they instilled took us off our game. But I think thats over now. The fire they flamed will go out and the whisperers will be silenced. The rest of us will unify and get our country back. See you in November.

    Liked by 37 people

    • nats1mom says:

      Wow, just Wow! Well-written and spot on ethicall! Thank you for this post.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Elle says:

      Well said. I hope you are right.

      History will view the hysteria as was far worse than the Salem Witch Trials. Thousands died from intentionally putting COVID infected into nursing homes, politicians outlawing effective treatments, millions of illnesses not diagnosed soon enough, suicides. Millions more had their lives disrupted, dreams shattered, businesses ruined, marriages ruined, homes foreclosed, children falling behind and on and on.

      So many people were terrified, not leaving home for months, angry at friends who “were selfish” for shopping, getting together with friends or allowing their children to play. They are still afraid.

      It has been a lesson for us all how fragile our freedoms are when powerful people conspire to take them away.

      Liked by 8 people

    • RE: The fire they flamed will go out and the whisperers will be silenced.
      With all due & well-deserved Respect … NOT SO FAST!

      Now is the moment to IGNITE our BACKFIRES!

      Time to launch the NURSING HOME TRIALS for CRIMES against HUMANITY!
      • Filed by FAMILIES of Dead Nursing-Home Residents
      • Filed against GOVERNORS & their OPERATIVES for their dastardly orders
      … to Incarcerate Nursing-Home Residents
      … to Eliminate Oversight Visits by Residents’ Families
      … to Relocate-and-Concentrate ChiComVirus-Infected Victims in Nursing Homes
      … that INESCAPABLY MULTIPLIED Nursing-Home Infections and Deaths.

      Prosecute the PERPS in the NURSING-HOME COMMUNITIES that were VICTIMIZED.

      Include the Press & Bureaucrat CO-CONSPIRATORS & ACCOMPLICES
      … who LIED to discourage use of Hydroxychloroquine-ZPack-Zinc
      … for Therapy and Profylaxix that would have SAVED COUNTLESS LIVES
      … while the same Press & Bureaucrats were TAKING the SAME DAMNED THING!

      Include the DOCTORS who PRESCRIBED it to the Press & Bureaucrats
      … and PARTICIPATED in the COVER-UP by failing to reveal the FRAUDSTERS.

      Liked by 8 people

      • Joebkonobi says:

        Don’t forget the Chicom’s role along with the media. They must pay. At the LEAST the Chicoms covered it up instead of trying to contain it. Jury is still out, IMO, if they created it. The progressive media is complicit in helping the Chicom’s defend their indefensible actions.

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      • Elle says:

        The Nursing Home Trials …. Different from the Salem Witch Trials in that the witch is a real witch.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Super Elite says:

        Have you seen this?


      • JayKay says:

        “Nursing Home Trials”

        what? are you fckin kidding me?
        you’re going to take a whole industry that barely runs, already had countless issues before this COVID thing… and sue the pants off it?

        so either you drain the industry of funds.. or you cause a backlask of “nursing home funding” which just draws in corrupt types to the system to leech off the newfound funds.

        you seem to forget why the old people all end up in nursing homes in the first place.
        families are all out of money, due in large part, to what lawyers have done to money 😉


  4. cheryl says:

    He don’t need no stinkin’ legislative powers. He can dictate all by himself while his wife has traveled wherever and whenever she pleased while everybody else was locked down.

    I’m looking for the DOJ to sue a lot of states that don’t let churches open tomorrow too.

    Liked by 14 people

  5. cheering4america says:

    They joined this but not Sydney Powell’s Writ of Mandamus?

    Liked by 11 people

  6. Shyster says:

    Next step, motion to remand the case back to the state court, and a new summary judgment briefing schedule, given the case raises no federal questions and doesn’t involve a suit where the plaintiff and all defendants reside in separate states. This stunt has only bought the tyrant some time.

    Liked by 11 people

  7. Sherri Young says:

    Yep. LOL.

    Liked by 35 people

  8. jello333 says:

    I was actually sitting in a restaurant the moment news hit that Little Jay Bob was shutting down restaurants. At first it was kinda funny, me getting to inform the employees what they hadn’t yet heard. But of course that was also when we all expected this joke of a response to last no more than a couple weeks. So… nope, not so funny anymore, and this so-called governor is among the worst in the country.

    Liked by 19 people

  9. Linda K. says:

    You are next Newsom!

    Liked by 9 people

  10. Ockham's Phaser says:

    I can’t help but think the Pritzker’s of this country are turning Democrats into Republicans. Wouldn’t it be nice to see Illinois turn red in November

    Liked by 18 people

    • jello333 says:

      There’s some of that, but it seems to depend on the individual. Of the Dems I know here, about half of them feel like we do, and are sick of it all. A little blame aimed at Trump, but most of it aimed at the likes of Pritzker, Pelosi, etc. But the other half are still going along with the insanity. Oh they may not LIKE it, but they’re all “This virus is so dangerous that I’m glad people like the governor are taking it seriously.” I keep wanting to walk up behind them and go “Boo!”

      Liked by 10 people

    • MightyConservative says:

      Illinois is red….urban Cook County turns us blue. Even the north suburbs, slightly more blue than red.

      Liked by 3 people

      • trishinsouthernillinois says:

        Illinois counties are all RED except about 4 counties.

        YES, we (Illinois) are outnumbered by CROOK county.

        Illinois GOP(rinos) allowed national popular voter compact (NVPC) to come to pass in Illinois & they never said a word, no media appearances, tv spots, NOTHING! So it’s winner take all here & CROOK county takes it all.

        I guarantee ya, 99% of Illinoisans don’t even know.

        Liked by 7 people

        • Voter ignorance makes Illinois BLUE.
          Too late to fix.
          Glad we escaped mid-17.

          Liked by 1 person

          • oldumb says:

            It is not voter ignorance. It is kept people in chicago, that want the money to keep flowing. They know exactly what they are doing.

            Liked by 2 people

            • Big Bubba says:

              Dont forget the voter fraud. That plays a big part of illinois politics.

              Liked by 1 person

              • oldumb says:

                I don’t know. I don’t think they need fraud to win. They got $. Maybe a select district – to get their guy in, but that is about it. Too much risk and work when dolling out $$$ works so fine.


        • Contrarymary says:

          I’m thinking every state should be demanded to have an electoral college, so We The People are actually represented. In every state, the large liberal college towns run the whole state. How is it right that San fransicko and the greater Bay Area, and Los Angeles are as corrupt as hell, and yet they are allowed to make laws and go after the ranchers, farmers, hunters and the rest of the conservative rural areas? This happens in state after state. Many rural, freedom and constitution loving people are controlled by the liberal fascists in the cities, who with a pen can take away their constitutional rights and nothing is done about it.

          Every county should get 2 delegate representatives to go to the county seat to vote on bills. Period. If they want to live in a fascist hellhole, so be it, but the rest of us want to live free.

          Liked by 3 people

        • Orygun says:

          The same holds true for Oregon. About four counties run the entire state. All the highway projects and funding ends up in those four counties.

          Liked by 3 people

      • dachuckster says:

        Lake County (north suburbs) is more than slightly more blue than red. The towns like Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Long Grove, etc are the very definition of Limousine Liberals. And then the lakefront slums like Waukegan, North Chicago, etc are just extensions of the nastier parts of Cook County.

        Also Joliet does the same for WIll County. And Rockford does it for Winnebago County. Then there is St Clair County (East St Louis). Makes Gary, Indiana look like a upper middle class suburb.

        Illinois has a lot of deep blue pockets. IMO just 3 or 4 of these counties could keep Illinois blue. They will never enforce accurate voting in any election.

        Liked by 4 people

    • Will says:

      Same for California. Hey, we can dream right?

      Liked by 6 people

    • Comrade Mope says:

      “We’re all concerned about apathy.” -Hizzoner da Mayor Richard J. Daley.

      Liked by 1 person

    • oldumb says:

      I think not. The dems in southern Illinois are complaining that greedy people want to open the state for money, killing grandma. I think you would be surprised how ignorant and compliant the dems are here.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. I’ve never heard a US attorney utter the words “secure the blessings of liberty”. I almost dropped my scotch, cigar, and 212 ounce ribeyes when I read it.

    Liked by 11 people

  12. paulashley says:

    “And while the people of Illinois must be physically protected from the effects of this public health crisis …”

    While that may be the politic thing to say, I”m not sure this is true. Is it really a responsibility of government to “protect” each and every individual citizen from contracting a viral infection?

    Further, at this point this is not truly a public health crisis but a man-made crisis of governance.

    The virus is waning and any future crisis that might arise on the medical side is a predicted emergency and not an imminent one. If we are to allow emergency powers to be used for imagined emergencies, even if for only 30 days, and even if sanctioned by a legislature after that, we are done for.

    The first task post-COVID, if indeed there is such a time, is define an emergency as an event that is imminent, overwhelming, concretely definable, and objectively apparent to all.

    Liked by 11 people

    • sturmudgeon says:

      paulashley… very good post! thanks. Another of Common Sense…. guess it is not gone altogether…

      Liked by 3 people

    • Quarantining sick people is a far different animal from putting healthy people under house arrest.

      Liked by 7 people

    • JayKay says:

      the only “Public Health Crisis” on display here… is of the messaging from on high.
      almost 3 months into this mess.. not one word about basic biology, the simple minerals you need to support your immune system… vit C / D – Zinc..

      as a whole, the only thing that is being passed on to citizens from politicians is “Strap a piece of cloth to your face and pray for an expensive antiviral pharmaceutical”

      Learn the ACE2 Cycle, people. it will save your life.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Big Bubba says:

      Very nice post! Yes I had this debate with my neighbor who argued he was doing his part by wearing a mask to protect others and was upset that other people werent doing the same because thats what its all about – we’re all in this together. When I reminded him it was the individuals responsibility to protect themselves and not their community, his head exploded. I further added if someone feels they are at risk of dying from Covid then they have the option to stay inside and take appropriate measures not demand the community do the same to appease their individual fears. I told him the govt cant compel me to care about anyone else and since its not my responsibility to care for strangers nor do I care about strangers (the most important part right there) – I choose to not wear a mask because thats my individual right.


  13. sync says:

    What makes the DOJ think the lawsuit will get a fair hearing in Illinois state courts? The lawsuit against the governor of Pennsylvania failed and the Pennsylvania Supreme court sided with the governor.

    Does the Illinois governor think he can drag out the lawsuit in the Illinois federal courts without a decent federal judge issuing a stay on his lockdown orders, or does he have those federal judges in his pocket?

    Liked by 4 people

  14. disgusted citizen says:

    The governor is clearly full of shitzker. This really stinks.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Kerry Gimbel says:

    Maybe another Illinois Governor will go to prison. There has been so many.

    Liked by 5 people

    • tarsTarkas says:

      It better be a BIIIIG Prison cell then!

      With his bank account he could fight a conviction until the sun turns into a red giant and kills us all.


  16. Hello Kitty says:

    Pandemic: worldwide illness
    Shamdemic: illness used for nefarious ends
    Plandemic: coordinated use of illness for nefarious ends

    Dempanic: November 3, 2020

    Liked by 7 people

  17. carthoris says:

    What the hell is that !!! ???

    Jabba the Hutt’s uglier brother Blobba the Butt?

    Liked by 3 people

  18. Jess says:

    That’s taking much too long. It’s quicker to tar and feather. After that, tie him to a rail and parade him to the nearest sewer ditch out of town. I’m betting there aren’t more than two law officers willing to stop the event.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bruzedorange says:

      I don’t know if that’s a very Christian attitude to take, Jess.

      Have you stopped to think how many miles of highway could be repaired with that much tar?

      Liked by 5 people

      • paulashley says:

        Right on bruzedorange! The repaired highway will save at least one life, and we know that saving one life is worth sacrificing millions! /sarc


  19. Harlan says:

    The voters in Illinois totally deserve this guy. Somehow, over the years they’ve gotten away with sending incompetent, BIG Government and BIG Spending cucks into public office…repeatedly…continuously, even.

    And obviously, that Magic (D) on their voter registration has shielded them from their deserving guilt. It’s time now to pay the piper.

    Liked by 5 people

  20. alliwantissometruth says:

    From a Chicago cop blog…

    How does one capitalize on Covid-19?

    Pritzker owns a company that makes and sells the tests.…/…

    He owns a second huge company that does the testing.

    He has a third company that does the billing for the doctors for the testing.

    He owns a company that provides the digital messaging about Covid-19 to patients at doctor’s offices and pharmacies.…/point-care-messaging-about-c…

    His Pritzker Group investment partner heads a non for profit that overseas fifty private equity firms which represent four hundred healthcare portfolio companies like hospital groups.…/

    Nothing to see here!

    Sadly it looks like Covid-19 is pretty good for JB’s portfolio.

    Also, I did some research on Chicago’s top health official, and found out she’s a gung-ho vaccine cheerleader, and she’s “advising” Mayor Frog Eyes. And, the “experts” Governor Lard Ass uses to “make his decisions” are both from local totally leftist university’s

    Liked by 14 people

  21. Paprika says:

    Isn’t it interesting that you don’t hear all those Democrats in the US Senate or House screaming at these Governors “No one is above the law!”. Funny that!

    Liked by 4 people

  22. gz9gjg says:

    Time for DOJ to support Michigan’s suit for freedom!

    Liked by 3 people

  23. mainecoonman says:

    But didn’t the Governor of Michigan just survive a similar challenge when the Court of Claims rejected Republican lawmakers who stated that the Governor’s power to extend emergency measures after 28 days required their approval.

    I don’t see how this is any different.

    Liked by 2 people

    • paulashley says:

      One article I read about the Michigan case made the valid point that the legislature there has the tools to stop Whitmer themselves but not the guts to use them, and that the court was right to stay out of what should be a fight between governmental branches. I wonder if, as in Illinois, a suit by an individual, rather than the legislature, might fare better.


  24. How to WIN at REOPENING:
    [Favorite Alinsky Hint: OVERWHELM the SYSTEM]

    Every.Single.Business REOPENS at ONCE
    … Every.Single.Day.
    … Every.Single.Town-and-City.

    Let the Governors Arrest-and-Prosecute:

    … Only to REOPEN AGAIN
    … Or it Overwhelms the Jails
    … And it Violates our Rights for EQUAL TREATMENT
    … Then it Multiplies Individual Lawsuits for DAMAGES

    • Then it Overwhelms the Justice System
    … Because you cannot prosecute EVERYONE
    … And NO ONE can show up for Jury Duty until ChiComVirus is GONE
    … And OLD Judges won’t expose themselves until ChiComVirus is GONE
    … So Courts get BACKLOGGED for YEARS if not DECADES

    • Then we get JUSTICE
    … Because EVERYONE will request Trial by Jury
    … And NO Jury will CONVICT their neighbors trying to survive
    … And Prosecutors must try equal numbers of Demo☭rat & Republican Donors
    … Who will ALL vote to THROW the BASTARDS OUT
    … So Prosecutors will DROP PROSECUTIONS
    … And Judges will DISMISS the REMAINING CASES.


    Liked by 12 people

    • WSB says:

      Our mayor in Dutchess County, NY just sent us his robo call. On TUESDAY, we can open back up to curbside retail and no more than ten at a gathering!!!!!!

      Bastards! What the Hell is the difference between MONDAY and TUESDAY!!! Or TODAY?!!!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Pale rider says:

      There is an issue with that, just heard on the radio the desire to go into places of business are in the ‘teens’ of percentages of population. People are scared. This issue took root.
      President Trump is walking a very fine line bringing the country online. To quick he loses votes, to slow he loses votes and country. Right now governors are taking the heat and Trump gets the praise.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Wrong radio … radio Wrong.
        Texans will be laughing ourselves to sleep.


        • Pale rider says:

          Huh? I live in Oklahoma and we as a population probably were the least quarantined and opened the soonest. Concerts, movie theaters, business. I can tell you if they could pull a crowd it would be open. Nobody is laughing about that. Capitalism dictates those issues.


          • “Heard on Radio” was unpersuasive for me – just a simple impression and an lighthearted reaction. 😉

            Liked by 1 person

            • zorrorides says:

              Lots of places in Oklahoma where the people just go their merry way, and don’t advertise it much. Karens live everywhere. Norman OK’s mayor and council have their town on progressive shutdown. People in general haven’t heard that HCQ is a preventative. People still don’t know there’s a medicine if you get sick.

              Tonic, querecetin, and zinc for me TYVM!


            • steph_gray says:

              Here in bluest of blue MA we went to 3 garden centers today (all that’s open) and they were all packed like carnivals.

              Road traffic is up to almost normal, and people were out in the nice weather everywhere.

              These are some of the most terrified and sheeple-like moonbats in the country – but their masks are making them feel safe now. You can see it. Very much less attention to foolish distancing.

              I did NOT wear a mask outdoors.

              Liked by 1 person

      • paulashley says:

        Though for some fear may play a part (sadly, as it’s hard to admit that so many of our neighbors are wusses), I think there’s another group, which I’m in, that isn’t thrilled about patronizing a business that isn’t delivering the pre-COVID experience.

        I’m not interested in dining in a nearly empty restaurant separated from fellow patrons by six feet and from once-smiling wait staff by a pathetic mask. I”m not to thrilled with shopping for clothes in a store that won’t allow one to try on the merchandise.

        I feel badly that I will not be helping such establishments when they desperately need it, but part of me doesn’t want to participate in the governors’ kabuki theater, thus legitimizing their power grab. Perhaps not going to semi-open businesses will spur the chambers of commerce to start screaming.


      • Magabear says:

        Most people wait for others to take the first step before they follow along. Once the brave souls start going out and populating open establishments, the fearful will slowly begin to follow. It’s the way it always works.

        Just go to a concert to see that principle at work. Most of the audience waits for a few others to stand up and applaud after a song before they get up themselves. People need approval to do things.


    • oldumb says:

      You can never organize that idea. Some will refuse because they are scared of getting covid from their customers. Some will not break the law (ahemm, or orders), others are leftist. A few brave or desperate will do it, but they are a few.


      • Arguing that Hong Kong’s kids are braver than Americans 🙄
        … a cowardly-sounding argument in the HOME of the BRAVE
        … on MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND no less.

        Liked by 1 person

        • oldumb says:

          A very true argument. Show me who stands up for America and freedom, other than the small percentage that join the arm forces for reasons other than college tuition.

          Hong Kong kids are fighters, and they are closer to the fangs of the beast. USA kids got xbox and Mt Dew. No worries.


    • bkrg2 says:

      Great post!
      I have been saying this since Easter. I was shocked that all churches didn’t open that weekend and haven’t since. Tomorrow will be the true test.

      I am shocked again that almost every business is still following these bullsh!t orders. Can’t believe every business in my pathetic state continues to follow these clearly unconstitutional orders. Just open everything up already! Like BNR says above – there is no way everyone can be fined, arrested, jailed, procecuted…

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  25. mondo says:

    “. . secure the blessings of liberty” Never thought much about that. Until now.


  26. BTW, who the HELL decided every Reopening Phase had to run for TWO WEEKS!
    • There was ZERO SCIENCE to support this.
    • There was ONLY an OBSERVATION that Symptoms MIGHT take UP TO 2 weeks to reveal

    • HALF of any Surge in Cases would show up in ONE WEEK
    • More than enough to recognize where and how to RESPOND.

    By now EVERY STATE could have been FULLY REOPENED!

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  27. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    Can you imagine the look on the face of the Golden Corral managers face with Pritzker and Nadler enter.

    Liked by 4 people

  28. Beau Geste says:

    In addition, the DOJ and class action lawyers need to do some manslaughter prosecution, denial of civil rights prosecution, and civil wrongful death litigation.

    The only possible justification for denial of 1st, 5th, 13th and 14th Amendment rights might be the minimum necessary action to ‘flatten the curve’ and bring the china virus effects to that of a normal, ‘bad flu’ season. The burden of proof is on the government dictator. There is no basis whatsoever for house-arrest and job/business theft for healthy people. Sick, and older (say, > 65) obese (say, >BMI 35), diabetic, immune compromised, and those with other china-virus-mortality risk factors might be quarantined. The subways and busses might be shut down.
    But house arrest for healthy people is bizarre, and clearly unconstitutional.

    And forced death is an abomination.
    Lots of nursinghome death chambers in Illinois, like other dem-dictator states.

    What is the difference between
    1. A government order to house-arrest people, forbid their access to family and friends, forbid their leaving, while infecting them to die by forced contact with morbidly infected patients (while the state dictators remove their own parents from danger)
    2. hitler’s government order to arrest jews, and kill them in death chambers?

    There needs to be some criminal manslaughter prosecution, denial of civil rights prosecution (assembly, religious freedom, right to petition, theft of property and jobs, involuntary servitude enslavement), and civil wrongful death litigation against this vicious killing.

    Liked by 3 people

  29. Kid Jupiter says:

    It was never “Flatten the Curve.”
    It was always “Flatten the Economy.”


    Liked by 7 people

  30. MustangBlues says:

    Sundance: what’s with the goofy picture of AG Barr??? Is that the only picture you have????

    OR, are you sticking it to AG Barr with a doofus picture to provide some fodder for the ever present AG Barr Bashers you cultivate??

    You know: the Bondo Barr, the Bagpipes Barr so clever SNL wannabes?

    Liked by 1 person

    • oldumb says:

      Nice snide bash, as if Sundance needs to CULTIVATE Barr bashers. I am pretty sure AG Barr did that himself, by not doing so much.


  31. burnett044 says:

    hell yes let`s have a better pic of Barr… try this one…

    Liked by 2 people

  32. Gamble says:

    Can we get a little relief in Michigan too?? 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  33. Caius Lowell says:

    There’s a jail cell in Colorado with Pritzker’s name on it…

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “complying with CDC guidelines”

    Technically the CDC is NOT a government agency – it is a for profit organization. In all of this you only have to follow the money.

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  35. BNDNNC says:

    Been thinking a lot about “The List” Mike Pompeo discussed back in Feb at the National Govs meeting … their CCP social scores. I’ve wondered what strings China may be pulling at a state level to ensure Trump is not re-elected. Pritzker doesn’t show up on the list but given that his sister Penny was Obama’s Commerce Sec, he sentiments are a known quantity.

    I wish Pompeo & co would investigate all the slow-walking-recovery governors to see if /how Chinese influence is playing a role.

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  36. theoldgoat says:

    Time, actually past time, for a pig roasting. Illinois has lived up to it’s name of being ill, it is time to start bringing down the house on these corrupt tyrants who are destroying this once great country.

    What is it with liberals (today’s definition, not the classic definition of the term – Thanks FDR for another corruption) that they are all totalitarians at best, fascists at their more extreme? He and Whitmer both deserve to be tarred and feathered. Too bad we have become a society that is afraid to act against these tyrants.


  37. railer says:

    Nice to see Barr getting off his fat butt and actually doing something about an autocratic zealot, for once.


  38. czarowniczy says:

    Mewonders if anyone will learn from all of this overreach by governors, mayors and county officials? Everyone ‘oooohed’ and ‘aaaahed’ over the various levels of government overreach in New Orleans during Katrina, there was animus towards the evildoers for a few years after but here we are 15 years down the road and our mayor, Eva Braun lite, is outreaching the previous outreachers and the sheep are queueing up again.


  39. Rock Knutne says:

    Illinois has the same problem our country had until President Trump showed up.

    Mike Madigan is the Tom Donohue of Illinois. We don’t even call it Illinois where I live. It’s Madiganistan. He gerrymandered his district and is impossible to vote out. He rules with an iron fist.

    Every election goes through the Cook county vote counting filter. “How many do we need?” is definitely not a myth.

    President Trump may turn other states red but it will be impossible for him to get Illinois.

    God how I would love to be wrong!



  40. trapper says:

    Tomorrow is Sunday. I expect Barr and everyone at the Civil Rights Division of DOJ are watching several states very closely, specifically including Illinois now, to see how badly they behave regarding the churches that will be open tomorrow in defiance of the illegal shutdown orders. If you can wear a mask and go to Walmart or Piggly Wiggly, there is no reason you can’t wear a mask and go to church.

    Any attempt to arrest parishioners or pastors will hopefully be met by federal action. No reason why parishioners cannot be escorted into the front doors of churches by federal marshals much like they escorted black kids into schools to integrate them.

    That’s all Pritzker and Lightfoot need. Federal marshals escorting black church members to protect their constitutional right to practice their religion and protect them from being arrested by Chicago cops or Illinois State Police. Hah! Great optics. Do it.


    • trapper says:

      Oh, and why not escort straight white Christians? Because no one gives a shit about us.


    • jello333 says:

      Agree with all that except for the mask part. They should NOT be able to tell us to wear a mask, indoors, outdoors, whether it be a church or store or whatever. If you WANT to wear one, whatever… but it should be strictly voluntary. And YES, I’m also talking about private businesses…. THEY should not be able to dictate mask wearing either.


  41. Alexander Bocephus Hamilton says:

    Gov Facist and mayor Beetle juice are swine and need to be reminded of the Constitution that they swore to uphold and should be charged and arraigned.


  42. Victoria Toensing says:

    So is Dreiband US or Illinois? Not clear and makes article unclear.

    Sent from my iPad


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  43. thehawkeyehoneypot says:

    This jack booted thug should be in jail with rod blogovich to start. Then His wife went to florida & he sent workers out of state. Id say both jail able offenses. & he spent a ungodly amount of his own $ to become governor. Classic case of the rules are for thee & not for me.


  44. modspell says:

    The people “must be protected…”? Uh uh. I don’t have to be prorected against my will if my actions are otherwise harmless. Sorry Barr-ette, stay out of my business and stop narrating the constitution.


  45. no-nonsence-nancy says:

    My county in PA will be red forever. I have gone to all the protests and refuse to wear a mask anywhere. Our Wolf in wolf’s clothes and his he/her health sec need to be imprisoned for the deaths they have caused in our nursing homes. They are murderers.
    My friends and I heard of a restaurant that opened and we are going there next week. It is 2 counties over. If they are willing to take a chance on opening I will drive that far to give them my business.

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  46. InAz says:

    Since AG Barr is never going to do his job it would be wonderful to see every Stalinist Alinsky governor, (including RINOss ) be sued for the Un-Constitutional dictates.


  47. Gary Lacey says:

    Is it just me, or does the Illinois Gov look like the epitome of thuggery?!


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