America's Everyday Rebellion Gathers Momentum With Each New Outrage From the Left

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It's the day before Thanksgiving — that most American of holidays — and among much else, I am deeply thankful for Judge Daniel Green of Cole County in the Show-Me State....
Judge Green struck a blow for liberty and republican government earlier this week when he wrote:

"This case is about whether Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) 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 two wonderfully succinct sentences, Judge Green thus captured the essence of the battle between the aspiring totalitarians on the American Left using COVID and public health to displace government by the consent of the governed and the legions of Americans across the political spectrum who have had their fill of being told to shut up and do what we're told because we're all bigots, oppressors, and reactionaries.

Missouri officials occasioned Green's ruling by imposing unreasonable mask mandates on indoor and outdoor gatherings even as the vaccination rate continued to go up and the state's per capita death rate due to COVID was 0.006.

Judge Green's decision is a small but notable development in a gathering rebellion of everyday Americans against government by decree brought to a head by bureaucrats and little dictators in public office hiding behind the protection of public health.

Another blow was struck this past week when Robert Tyler and Advocates for Faith & Freedom filed suit in the Superior Court of California for Orange County seeking to force Gov. Gavin Newsom to comply with state law and withdraw his long-running COVID-based state of emergency.

Plaintiffs in the suit — including the Orange County Board of Education, Children's Health Defense, and Children's Health Defense-California Chapter — declare in their opening paragraph:

"This action seeks to restore the checks and balances on which American democracy depends. Governor Gavin Newsom eliminated those checks and balances during the spring of 2020 when he declared a state of…
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