The madness continues to go viral as one Florida County orders residents and their guests to wear facial coverings in their homes.
Chris Nelson, the Fort Lauderdale resident who organised the protest against beach closures on July 4th and who was taken into custody last week at a Broward County news conference, intends to file a lawsuit against the county’s recent order.
What this is saying is the property owner is responsible for telling everybody, any person on that property, including family plus guests, that they have to wear a mask.
So basically, if I want to have anybody come over to my house, I have to ensure they wear a mask and if I don’t and my neighbor suspects I’m not and calls the cops, I’m subject to a legal fine for not making people in my own house wear a mask.
This steps way over the line.
The clause itself states:
Section 4. Responsibility to Ensure Compliance with Applicable Orders. A. Residential Property Residents.
All persons who reside on any residential property, whether single family or multi-family, and irrespective of whether they own or rent the property, must ensure that all persons on the residential property, including guests, comply with all applicable guidelines of any Broward County Emergency Order, including the facial covering requirements.
Residents who fail to ensure compliance with all applicable Broward County Emergency Orders by such persons shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Section 8-56 of the Broward County Code of Ordinances, with each person present and in violation of an applicable Emergency Order constituting a separate violation.
This is of course a total violation of an individual’s human rights, but many lawyers agree that legal action against this Draconian order may not stand up in court.
Malik Leigh, an attorney and former law teacher said:
Any state government, through the 10th Amendment, can make a law for which its constitutionality is questioned if there is a ‘rational relation to a legitimate state interest.
In this case, the state has an interest in public safety during a pandemic. Bill of Rights freedoms are often denied so long as there exists a legitimate reason.
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