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Attorney General Barr warns governments not to violate people’s civil rights

On Monday, Attorney General Bill Barr issued a formal memorandum to “the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and all United States Attorneys.”  In it, he advised them that the Wuhan virus does not eliminate people’s constitutional rights and told them that they would be responsible for making sure that political entities in their respective jurisdictions were not committing any violations.  Thank goodness!

One of the regular themes in conservative media is that Democrat politicians (plus a handful of Republican ones) are using the Wuhan virus to justify stripping people entirely of their civil rights.  The main one is basic freedom, for these governments are locking people in their homes.  Also, politicians are shutting down random businesses and treating ordinary conduct as criminal.  Moreover, too many police forces are accepting these diktats and acting in a way more consistent with a socialist country than a constitutional one.

Thankfully, A.G. Barr is a constitutionalist, and he has now informed all of the United States attorneys under his jurisdiction that they are responsible for protecting citizens from this type of overreach:

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