The New York State Supreme Court Struck Down the Governor’s Mask Mandate for Schools and Public Places
New York’s Governor, Kathy Hochul, had wrote an executive order on masks for those in schools and public places. The New York Supreme Court has just struck this order down saying that the State Legislature is where laws are made and NOT by order of the governor. As if this wasn’t already common knowledge, but to certain tyrannical politicians it mustn’t be.
“There can be no question that every person in this State wishes, wants and prays that this era of COVID ends soon and they will surely do their part to see that is accomplished,” Judge Thomas Rademaker stated in the ruling. “However, enacting any laws to this end is entrusted solely to the State Legislature. While the intentions of Commissioner Bassett and Governor Hochul appear to be well aimed squarely at doing what they believe is right to protect the citizens of New York State, they must take their case to the State Legislature.”
The judge went on to say that the mask mandate was in violation of the “State Administrative Procedure Act as promulgated and enacted and therefore null, void, and unenforceable as a matter of law,” and that it was also in violation of the “Public Health Law as promulgated and enacted and therefore null, void, and unenforceable as a matter of law.”
New York Governor Hochul responded by saying in a statement that her “responsibility as Governor is to protect New Yorkers throughout this public health crisis” and claiming that her mask mandate would “help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.” She would also go on to say that “We strongly disagree with this ruling, and we are pursuing every option to reverse this immediately.”
Of course she is because tyrants gunna tyrant…
Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY), who is running to replace Hochul as New York’s governor, celebrated the ruling in a statement on Twitter.
Good news for Patriots is bad news for tyrants. But that’s how we like it here. The court system has been doing it’s job (mostly) as of late. Let’s hope this keeps up.
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