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JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (LifeSiteNews) — A county judge in Missouri ruled that local health restrictions imposed under the guise of halting the spread of COVID-19 in the state are illegal and ought to be lifted.

Green called the measures that had been enacted by health bureaucrats in his state part of an “incredible power to coerce … subjects into submission,” and that as a result of his decision, “schools and places of public assemblies should no longer fear arbitrary closure based on the whims of public health bureaucrats.”

He ruled on November 22 that quarantines, business closures and other such orders violate the Missouri Constitution which contains a clause for the separation of powers regarding the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the state government.

The Missouri Constitution outlines how the different branches of government are required to operate. It reads: “The powers of government shall be divided into three distinct departments — the legislative, executive and judicial — each of which shall be confided to a separate magistracy, and no person, or collection of persons, charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of those departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except in the instances in this constitution expressly directed or permitted.”

In the opening of the ruling, the judge wrote: “This case is about whether Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services regulations can abolish representative government in the creation of public health laws, and whether it can authorize closure of a school or assembly based on the unfettered opinion of an unelected official. This Court finds it cannot.”

In addition, the judge castigated the delegation of “rulemaking power to an administrative agency.” “This type of double delegation, which results in lawmaking by an administrative entity, is an impermissible combination of legislative and administrative power,” he wrote.

The ruling was in response to a lawsuit that was filed in 2020 called Shannon Robinson et al. v. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, at the height of the lockdown, when the city and county of St. Louis and other jurisdictions were issuing mandates that have now been deemed illegal and unconstitutional.

Judge Green argued that the lockdown mandates “create a system of statewide health governance that enables unelected officials to become accountable to no one.”

It was his legal opinion that “health agency directors throughout Missouri have used the power granted to them … to exercise unbridled and unfettered personal authority to in effect, legislate.”

He said that local health bureaucrats are “constitutionally prohibited” from issuing the types of mandates that have “been happening across the state for over 18 months.”

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The dangerous ideas of Critical Race Theory (CRT) are being forced on students in public schools around the country.

This is wrong and parents have had enough! It's time to join them in saying "STOP!" to this harmful and racist propaganda.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which says "No to CRT" in public schools, and "Yes to parents' right" to strongly protest CRT.

But, what is CRT anyway and why is it so dangerous?

Critical Race Theory is a hateful system of indoctrination which teaches that one race is either superior or inferior to another race, and that the United States is inherently racist.

CRT is dangerous and hateful precisely because it teaches children who are not white to despise and envy white children simply because of their skin color. And, as a result, it also teaches white children to despise themselves simply because of the color of their skin.

CRT also erroneously teaches that American society is inherently racist, and that different, detrimental policies (like reparations for slavery and race-based pay scales) should be imposed on the population to redistribute wealth from whites to non-whites.

This type of racist/marxist propaganda should have NO place in public, taxpayer-funded schools!

And, thankfully, American parents of EVERY COLOR are raising their voices and ballots against it!

Indeed, parents understand the destructive ramifications of CRT and, despite outrageous threats from Biden's Justice Department to prosecute them, they have been strongly protesting CRT at school board meetings across the country!

And now, in the first test of its kind, a candidate who was campaigning hard against CRT just won the governorship of Virginia in a huge upset victory.

That's great news, but we now need to contact every state legislature about this crucial educational issue.

And, we need to DEMAND that they BAN Critical Race Theory from every public school in their states - both primary and high schools, and colleges!

Whereas advocates of CRT seem more intent on vengence than on teaching children of every race to respect everybody, regardless of skin color, American parents of every race understand that it is not the color of one's skin that matters, but the content of one's character (to paraphrase Martin Luther King, Jr.).

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition asking all state legislatures to BAN Crititical Race Theory from public schools in their respective states.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'States are fighting the Left over the morally bankrupt critical race theory' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/states-are-fighting-the-left-over-the-morally-bankrupt-critical-race-theory/

'Parents who oppose Critical Race Theory in schools could be prosecuted by FBI' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/attorney-general-tasks-fbi-to-move-against-parents-protesting-leftist-agenda-in-schools/

Ohio parents testify: Yes, critical race theory is in our schools, and we say NO! - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/ohio-parents-testify-yes-critical-race-theory-is-in-our-schools-and-we-say-no

An excellent Heritage Foundation document on CRT: Critical Race Theory Would Not Solve Racial Inequality: It Would Deepen It

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Brownstone Institute founder Jeffrey Tucker tweeted on Wednesday that the decision was “a devastating decision from Missouri declaring all coercive Covid measures to be illegal … Devastating for the bad guys who did all this to us.”

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