If it’s not a stretch to decide who’s business is essential, and whose is not, this seems like a no-brainer. Every citizen’s liberty is essential, so no vaccine passports or mandates. Just write it up and sign it.
During the pandemic panic, Emergency orders ran roughshod over individual rights. Courts in NH, tasked with defending citizens against Constitutional infringements, aided and abetted the abuses. One of those abuses was declaring places of worship non-essential, but NH has added a new law to protect them.
To recap: Simply Delicious Bakery in Bedford was fined $500 for not requiring masks on either employees or customers (in violation of Chris Sununu’s mask mandate). The NH AG, either from Public or Political Pressure, later caved and recanted on the $500 fine. But owner Alexa Firman was still “guilty.”
As the era of mandated COVID-19 restrictions comes to a close today in New Hampshire, it is important to recognize that the threat to our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms remains within the executive branch so long as the governor’s declared and extended state of emergency continues to be renewed.
We need your help right now to get this across the finish line. Please contact your local state reps and ask them to support the budget. ReopenNH endorsed state representatives have successfully added key emergency powers reforms into the state budget, which increases the chances that they will become law.
Just before 5pm today, the Governor updated the Safer At Home Places of Worship Guidance by simply eliminating the 50% capacity restriction. All other restrictions remain, including the 6-ft. social distancing requirement. Thanks to some observant pastors who contacted us noting that almost every other sector of NH society was operating at 100% capacity,