California’s Contradictions in Shelter in Place

By Staff


June 19, 2020

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The Contra Costa County, California Health department updated its shelter-in-place order. They’ve updated their mass gathering ban to allow political protests of up to 100 people. At the same time, they’re still limiting outdoor social gatherings to 12 people, and they’ve kept the ban on outdoor religious gatherings. I don’t think the coronavirus discriminates in what kind of gatherings it will infect. The glaring contradiction is frustrating to many. Such contradictions deplete public trust in government and it leads to disregard for inconsistent, arbitrary government orders. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the right to assemble and protest. It also protects religious freedom. Contra Costa officials would do well to brush off their Constitutions and revamp their inconsistent policy.


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