In a decision released late last night, the Supreme Court ruled that California has no right to ban indoor church gatherings even in parts of the state where COVID cases are surging, though they may limit attendance to 25% capacity.
That means some of the largest churches in the state will be permitted to open its doors to hundreds, if not thousands, of people well before everyone has received the vaccine, to gather close to each other for hours at a time and spread the virus faster than they could ever spread the Gospel. The rationale is that churches are comparable to other places that have opened to the public — like shopping malls. Even though when people shop, they can enter and leave quickly without chatting with other people in close proximity.
This shit shows why “Freedom “ can go too far. American took a possibly lethal blow because individual freedom takes presidency over the welfare of the whole. Also, democracy is equivalent to IDIOCRACY! The ignorant (the majority) decide the laws that the intelligent (minority) must abide by.
>> yes you heard me right: democracy and extreme personal freedom are NOT sustainable!!!
Here's Elena Kagan doing her best to fill the RBG-sized hole in my heart:
"justices on this Court are not scientists, nor do we know much about public health policy...In the worst public health crisis in a century, this foray into armchair epidemiology cannot end well." And "I fervently hope that the Court’s intervention will not worsen the Nation’s COVID crisis. But if this decision causes suffering, we will not pay. Our marble halls are now closed to the public, and our life tenure forever insulates us from responsibility for our errors."
As much as I despise religion, I agree that the state has no right to ban religious services. However they have the right to protect all citizens. The challenge is defining a way to allow service while maintaining the public safety.
So, instead of working together on an acceptable solution, we resort to political divisiveness which leads to bad behaviors on both sides....