HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, May 25, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Pennsylvania voters revolted against Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf, permanently stripping him of some of his emergency powers last week.
On Tuesday, Pennsylvanians approved two proposed amendments to alter the state constitution and restore power to lawmakers. The first amendment allows the Pennsylvania General Assembly to terminate a governor’s emergency declaration by majority vote, while the second requires that executives seek legislative approval for disaster declarations beyond 21 days. The secretary of health may still be able to uphold certain regulations under state law, according to The Center Square.
Both May 18 amendments passed with roughly 52.5 percent support as of Tuesday, and will come into effect after results are certified. Pennsylvania joins several states, including Ohio and New York, that have moved to curb governors’ unilateral powers in recent weeks, although Pennsylvania is the first to do so by ballot measures.
“The people of Pennsylvania have exercised their vote and resoundingly reaffirmed their desire for a government with strong checks and balances that works in their interests and not for its own power,” Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R) and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R) said in a joint statement on Wednesday. “In doing so, they have rejected the mutation of emergency authority into unilateral, one-person control that seeks expediency over the rule of law.”
The Pennsylvania General Assembly, which is controlled by Republicans, authorized the proposed amendments for the ballot earlier this year after months of sparring with the Wolf administration over the state’s coronavirus regulations.
Over objections of lawmakers, Gov. Wolf signed four consecutive 90-day emergency declarations last year, granting him broad, singular authority over the everyday lives of Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 crisis. In June, the assembly passed a concurrent resolution to end the state of emergency, though the governor vetoed that resolution in July after a favorable ruling from the majority-Democrat state supreme court. Wolf renewed his COVID-19 disaster declaration yet another time on Thursday.
Pennsylvania’s economy has tanked spectacularly under Wolf’s COVID-19 rules, with the Keystone State posting some of the worst recovery numbers in the U.S.
“Unemployment skyrocketed in March when Gov. Tom Wolf enacted some of the nation’s toughest restrictions on travel and economic activity as the first cases of COVID-19 emerged on opposite ends of the state,” the Washington Examiner reported in January. Damage from Pennsylvania’s 4.1% GDP contraction in 2020 may last years and balloon into a $2 billion structural deficit, the Examiner said.
The Wolf administration’s mishandling of the pandemic also likely caused thousands of foreseeable virus deaths. Last spring, former state health secretary Dr. Richard Levine, a gender-confused man who goes by the name “Rachel” and has advocated for “sex-change” surgeries for kids (he now works for the Biden administration), pushed nursing homes to readmit COVID patients despite warnings from medical groups.
At one point, around 70% of all Pennsylvania coronavirus fatalities were reported among senior care residents, far outpacing nursing home deaths in New York and other northeastern states that pursued similar, deadly policies, local news found.
PETITION UPDATE (5/12/2021) -
It seems that Dr. Anthony Fauci's role in the NIH's funding of so-called "gain-of-function" research may be catching up with him.
In the last couple of days, both U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Fox's Tucker Carlson have laid into Fauci for his alleged promotion of this dangerous research which develops bat-based coronaviruses into more potent variants, capable of infecting humans.
Dr. Fauci denied funding this research.
But, Senator Paul noted that a resident virologist at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Dr. Shi Zheng-li and Dr. Ralph Baric, an American virologist funded by Fauci's department in the NIH, "collaborated on gain-of-function research where they enhanced the SARS virus to infect human airway cells and they did it by merging a new spy protein on it. That is gain-of-function. That was joint research between the Wuhan Institute and Dr. Baric. You [Dr. Fauci] can’t deny it."
And, later, Fox News host Tucker Carlson picked up on the discrepancy, noting Fauci’s involvement in the creation and promotion of public health directives on account of COVID-19 while also being allegedly tied to the origin of the virus and its spread throughout the world.
So, the evidence - both in testimony and in the court of public opinion - continues to mount.
Could we ask you to consider SIGNING and SHARING this important petition, which calls for Dr. Fauci to be fired and investigated for any role he played in promoting and funding the dangerous research which may have cost the world dearly in lives and jobs lost.
When concerned scientists warned the US government of the great danger of creating superviruses in the lab, one man publicly defended the risky experiments: that man was the influential head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), none other than "Mr. Science" himself: Dr. Anthony Fauci.
In 2014, the same year the US government called for a moratorium on this insanely dangerous research, Dr. Fauci's NIAID began funding a program to study the transmission of bat coronaviruses to humans.
Not only did his funding go to develop the technology for making bat coronaviruses spread more easily to humans, but much of it went to the lab located in the exact location where the Covid pandemic eventually emerged: Wuhan, China.
Like every person, Dr. Fauci deserves to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
But the evidence is so overwhelming that Fauci gambled with a supervirus and lost (the whole world lost), that, at a minimum, he needs to be fired from his position of public trust and must be investigated for possible violations of US law which mandated a moratorium on this extremely dangerous practice of creating superviruses in the lab.
However Dr. Fauci, far from being held responsible for his dangerous gamble, has been promoted to the point where, currently, he is the highest paid employee in the US Government.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition if you agree that Dr. Anthony Fauci should instead be immediately fired and investigated for his role in causing the Covid-19 pandemic.
Just like the Wall Street moguls, whose financial negligence precipitated the financial crisis of 2008, received massive bailout bonuses, Dr. Anthony Fauci recklessly pushed for the research that probably caused the deadly pandemic. And now, he, too, has been rewarded with money and power.
As has been carefully and meticulously documented by Steve Hilton of Fox News, the probable origins of the coronavirus point to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Dr. Fauci was one of the greatest proponents of developing superviruses in labs.
Dr. Fauci was responsible for the funding of much of the research through the NIAID.
And, it appears that Dr. Fauci funneled taxpayer funds through an intermediary to allow the research to continue in the unsafe Wuhan Institute of Virology, even after the US government banned the funding of this dangerous research.
Until a thorough investigation into his role of the origins of the current pandemic has taken place, Dr. Fauci should not be in a position of public trust.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to demand that Dr. Fauci be fired immediately and investigated fully for his role in the creation of Covid-19 and the ensuing pandemic.
P.S. It should be noted that Dr. Fauci not only has proven to be catastrophic for public health with his advocacy of dangerous research, but he has also been a disastrous public health advisor, advocating measures that have negatively impacted every aspect of our lives, from the economy to our most fundamental liberties.
P.P.S. Dr. Anthony Fauci, recently stated that he is delighted to be pushing Joe Biden's return to US taxpayer funding of abortions abroad. So, evidently, not only does Dr. Fauci have problems with public health, public safety, and economics, but also with basic human rights and embryology.
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As voters finally held the Wolf-Levine regime accountable last week, they did so in spite of a slew of characteristic Pennsylvania election problems. In one county, a “coding error” within voting machines labelled every electronic ballot for the Democratic primary, regardless of voter affiliation. An alleged printing glitch likewise caused Fayette County machines to reject Republican ballots, officials said.
The issues recall those that cropped up in the same two counties just a few months ago during Pennsylvania’s disastrous general election. With Georgia, Arizona, and New Hampshire pushing ahead with new audit efforts, Gov. Wolf’s Pennsylvania remains one of the few swing states that has not conducted either a recount or a comprehensive audit of the contested 2020 election.