PALM BEACH LIBERTARIANS SUPPORT FREEDOM NOT COMMISSION’S DISRESPECT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Boynton Beach, Fla - June 20, 2020 - The Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County (LP Palm Beach) has long been the political party of freedom, and yesterday’s continued State of Emergency Declaration continues to take away basic freedoms for Palm Beach County citizens. The State of Emergency should have ended weeks ago and there is evidence showing it should have never existed. The rules concerning Palm Beach County’s State of Emergency is wrought with hypocrisy, making zero sense in science.
LP Palm Beach contends all citizens’ jobs are essential, if they were not essential then they would not exist. It should be up to individuals and individual businesses to decide how best to protect themselves from any contagion and the largest role the Palm Beach County government should have is to provide information.
LP Palm Beach Chair, Karl Dickey, said this morning, “It is outrageous our county mayor has chosen to step up enforcement of the county’s unconstitutional emergency order. This is a power grab by our local government and we call for the elimination of the position of Mayor for the county. Our mayor is clearly on a Draconian power trip. He and the county government are in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth Amendment (amongst others) by depriving us of making a living by limiting our right to property without due process of law. And yet, our county mayor took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, so he is in violation of that oath and should be removed from office. Telling us they allow which businesses to operate and how they may operate, and then telling us they will step up enforcement of their arbitrary orders is outrageous. We and many others in the county will defy the county orders and operate our business and live our lives as we see fit. We will thwart attempts by the county government to violate the rights of business owners with legal action and revolt at the ballot box.”
The lesson for Palm Beach County citizens is simple — while regulations are sold by big government politicians as a way to protect the public, they end up having unintended consequences that hurt the very people they mean to help. The county commission has a long history of this type of action and it must end. LP Palm Beach calls for a lifting of all restrictions on county businesses and individual citizens. Let freedom reign. Dickey concluded, “The three leading preventable causes of death in Palm Beach County are overwhelmingly unrelated to COVID-19. Why isn’t the county government doing something about them? Answer: It is not politically wise. If COVID-19 is the public health crisis is as serious as our county officials contend and they want to save lives, then they would end the sale and service of all products and foods that cause heart disease and cancer. They will not do so as all voters would run them out of office. This is not a serious effort to save lives but an unconstitutional violation of human rights.”