HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (PNN) - May 23, 2021 - Outraged citizens of Pennsylvania punished Governor Tom Wolf’s abuse of power by stripping him of some of the emergency powers granted because of the nonexistent COVID-19 pandemic.
For many voters, Wolf exercised a dictatorship by closing churches and leaving abortion clinics in operation, abusing major special powers that he refused to moderate.
In this important referendum, 53% of voters, against 46%, approved constitutional amendments reducing the duration of emergency powers to only three weeks instead of the allowed three months and requiring legislative approval to extend them.
The extreme measures adopted by Wolf did not satisfy the voters, so the state congress tried six times, through bills, to correct this situation, but he always vetoed them.
From then on, the constituents took charge and rescued their rights by stopping Wolf’s unlawful actions through a referendum.
In this way, they are free to end the imposed blockade, restart their economy, and allow students to attend school. As of May 30, existing restrictions will be lifted.
“Last night, Pennsylvanians voted to reject Governor Tom Wolf’s overreach of executive powers after his failed response to COVID, a clear sign that accountability will come in 2022,” said National Republican Convention (NRC) Chair Ronna McDaniel in one of her tweets.
Wolf, for his part, expressed his disagreement and called the citizens’ decision a “power grab” but accepted it perhaps in anticipation of a future run for office.
With their decision, Pennsylvania voters set a historical precedent, which could be followed by dozens of other states, mainly with Democrat governments, by regulating for themselves the scope of their governors’ actions.
A similar legislative action was taken in the State of Utah, where a bill was passed that protects students from school mask mandates for the upcoming school year.
This will prevent schools and universities from requiring their students to wear face masks when they return to campus after the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
“This is really about the mental health of our students,” stated the bill’s sponsor, House Majority Assistant Whip Val Peterson, (Orem).
Likewise for those who wish to continue wearing their face masks, but if someone does not pose a direct health threat, there should be no mandates forcing them to do so.
On the other hand, measures imposed by Democrat governors are often rejected because of the negative results they cause voters, which is why five rural Oregon counties voted May 18 to become part of the state of Idaho.
The state of Oregon is driving its residents away with its continued unconstitutional progressive policies.
The five counties of Sherman, Lake, Grant, Baker, and Malheur joined two other counties, Union and Jefferson, which had already approved the measure during the November election.