Attorney General William Barr is one of President Donald Trump’s most loyal soldiers and a fighter for the liberty of American citizens.
He proved it again this week when he said that it is time to start rolling back restrictions on our freedoms that have been in place to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The attorney general participated in a question and answer session on Twitter where he made the declaration.
“It is time to start rolling back some of these restrictions in an orderly and sensible way and the president has provided his Opening the United States Again plan that provides a sensible approach — framework — to that,” he said.
“How do you plan to ensure that the Constitutional Rights of Citizens that are currently being impeded by state and city elected officials in regards to personal liberty, religion, and speech during the lockdown orders of the COVID-19 Pandemic is stopped?,” one user asked.
“The government unquestionably has the right when it’s facing an immediate, catastrophic danger to public safety to impose reasonable and temporary restrictions,” he said.
“The Bill of Rights doesn’t go away during a crisis like this, but what it does do is it requires the government to justify any restrictions as truly necessary and ensure there are not other ways of addressing the government’s interests that are less burdensome on our rights,” he said.
“Now that the curve has been flattened — the rate of spread has been slowed — our system has not been overwhelmed. And it’s time to adjust to the situation; it’s time to start rolling back some of these restrictions in an orderly and sensible way,” Barr said with reference to President Donald Trump‘s plan to reopen the country,” he said.
Then Barr threatened, again, to take legal action against state and local governments who infringe on citizen’s rights in an unjust manner.
“We are on the lookout for restrictions that are too widespread, too generalized, and are unduly discriminatory toward liberty such as religious liberty or speech, and we try to work with state and local governments to address these concerns. And, in the appropriate case, we would consider taking action,” he said.
Two weeks ago, during an appearance on the “Hugh Hewitt Show” the attorney general said that he could take legal action against governors if extreme social distancing continues.
“We have to give businesses more freedom to operate in a way that’s reasonably safe,” he said. “To the extent that governors don’t and impinge on either civil rights or on the national commerce — our common market that we have here — then we’ll have to address that.”
“We’re looking carefully at a number of these rules that are being put into place,” he said. “And if we think one goes too far, we initially try to jawbone the governors into rolling them back or adjusting them. And if they’re not and people bring lawsuits, we file statement of interest and side with the plaintiffs.”
This nation is in good hands with freedom fighters like Barr and President Trump at the helm.