Why are we allowing government to destroy the First Amendment? Freedom of Assembly, Religion, and in some ways even…Freedom of Speech. The Second Amendment is also being infringed by various states and mayors with demands to close gun shops and some with threats to take guns.
Whatever your stance on the second amendment, it should be noted that if government infringes on our rights, what recourse is there to defend without the Second Amendment. Our founding fathers saw this, and it is no less true today.
We can not give away some rights, and yet expect the rest to remain.
WA State Constitution
Within WA States founding document is a declaration/restatement of some of our Natural Rights, and in no way does it allow emergency power to trump our rights without due process of law for each and every individual:
SECTION 2 SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
SECTION 3 PERSONAL RIGHTS. No Person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.
*Section 3 requires “due process” which can only be conducted one individual at a time. No one “banned” from assemblage was granted due process, with the burden of proof upon the state to prove the individual is a cause for harm, therefore “ban” on assembly is null and void.
SECTION 4 RIGHT OF PETITION AND ASSEMBLAGE: The right of petition and of the people to peaceably to assemble for the common good shall never be abridged.
*Section 4 has no exception.
SECTION 24 RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS: The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired…
*Section 24 has no exception.
If the governor can rescind fundamental and Natural Rights whenever they so choose to declare an emergency, then what is the point of declaring them as fundamental? These rights are sacrosanct, there is no authority to rescind, not without due process for each and every individual.
Source: WA State Constitution
State Statute under RCW 43.06.220 can not overturn your Natural Rights.
(REVISED 4/28/20: to add details about WA State Constitution)