December 28, 2020 – Julie Formby
I used to pity the people I saw on television who lived in countries where their vote didn’t matter because the elections were rigged… where people stood in line to buy food and other necessities about which they had no choice regarding the quality or variety – they simply took what they could get… where people never knew what the truth was because their news was nothing more than propaganda… where the people were censored for not towing the line with regard to the views of those in power in their governments… where people received a social score that gave them privileges for compliance and deprived them of privileges for non-compliance…
Well, here we are folks! We are living in that country now! Even if we were aware of the corruption that existed in our government before 2020, most of us are still surprised at the sheer depth and how raw and insidious it is! Things are FAR WORSE than we had ever imagined! And just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, it does. Take for example, the 5-Star Variance Program for counties that are in the RED ZONE on the COVID Dial– it looks strangely similar to the Chinese social rating dial above, doesn’t it?
The 5-Star Variance Program encourages businesses to implement safety measures beyond what is already required by public health orders and guidelines that will help slow the spread of COVID-19.
My Response: Seriously? As if sanitizing surfaces after every customer and purchasing expensive tents and heaters and upgrading air ventilation systems has not been enough?
Each county must set up an administrative committee responsible for implementing the program. The committee must include the Local Public Health Agency (LPHA) because they are the agency that has jurisdiction over development, compliance, and enforcement of public health orders, but the LPHA should not be primarily responsible for the administration or coordination of the committee. The committee should include other partners like the local Chamber of Commerce, nonprofits, local elected leaders, and industry association members. In addition, members of the community at large should be a part of the administrative committee.
My Response: While businesses remain closed and continue to fail and close their doors permanently, the county has to take the time to figure out a plan and set up an UNELECTED, BUREAUCRATIC administrative committee to monitor, report on and enforce compliance of businesses. Have you ever belonged to an Homeowners Association where a few busy-bodies are enamored with their authority to impose restrictions and consequences on their neighbors? Will these administrators be concerned about violating the inherent rights of others which are guaranteed by the Constitution? They will not be bound by an oath of office to keep them in check, and these comrades will now be empowered to crack down on businesses who do not meet the "safety standards" deemed to be fact by the State. Ugh!
DAILY EMPLOYEE SYMPTOM AND EXPOSURE CHECKS. See CDPHE’s symptom support tool and employee screening form. SCREEN FOR SYMPTOMS, AND RECORD CUSTOMER NAMES AND CONTACT INFO TO SUPPORT TRACING. Table distancing must allow for at least 10 feet between parties seated at different tables if the county is in Red. In levels Green through Orange, parties may be seated 6 feet apart. In Red, only people from the same household may sit together at the same table.
My Response: The government is not my Mommy! Under the 1st Amendment, we are guaranteed the right to peaceably assemble! This right doesn't go away due to a virus! If it did, then the Founding Fathers would have written this provision into the Constitution, and small pox no doubt would have led them to make an exception for their right to Life, Liberty and Property under the 5th Amendment. But alas, they didn't, and that right still stands today as fundamental and irrevocable!
5-Star is focused upon small businesses, especially restaurants, and will impose oppressive regulations upon them while big box stores continue to do business as usual without receiving 5-Star surveillance. Small businesses will be eliminated.
My Response: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. -14th Amendment, Section 1
PUBLICLY DISPLAYED INSTRUCTIONS FOR A CUSTOMER TO LODGE COMPLIANCE COMPLAINTS TO CDPHE
My Response: How lovely... encourage citizens to snitch on each other for not obeying unconstitutional mandates, orders and restrictions? Do Americans have no common sense anymore? No way!
This is a gross abuse of power and definitely represents unequal protection of the laws to small businesses and restaurants! Colorado has been overtaken by the RED WAVE of Communism! Don’t believe me? Check out THIS CHART which maps all of the components of the 5-Star Variance Program against the U.S. Constitution and the 45 Goals of Communism.
It is past time to take action and push back! Restaurants and small businesses, are you really willing to infringe upon the rights of your fellow citizens so that you can have the “privilege” of operating at a higher capacity? Think about the legacy you are leaving to your children! Is this really the America you want them to inherit? Communism?
“No state shall convert a liberty into a license, and charge a fee therefore.” – Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105.
“If the State converts a right (liberty) into a privilege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right (liberty) with impunity.” – Shuttlesworth v. City of Birmingham, Alabama, 373 U.S. 262.
What is this country coming to? The red wave of China has touched our shores with social scoring for restaurants and small businesses! This is NOT the America we know and love anymore! JUST SAY NO! Write your affidavits and get them sent out THIS WEEK! It’s time to bring these Communists to account!