Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Progressive Politics Drives Pat Kemp

Tampa, Fl

From: Eye On Tampa Bay
Posted by: Sharon Calvert

Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp
Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp is not a member of the Hillsborough Emergency Policy Group currently addressing the coronavirus pandemic in the County. Kemp, a Progressive Democrat who thinks she knows best, decided to insert herself into the issue and display her hypocrisy.

The First Amendment to our US Constitution states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
According to the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School:  "The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.

Governor DeSantis stated churches were an "essential business" in his "Stay at Home" order because he did not believe the State had the authority to force churches to shut down. Immediately after that on April 2, 2020, Commissioner Kemp sent this letter on her official county letterhead to DeSantis.
Kemp letter to DeSantis
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Kemp claims in her letter she is speaking on behalf of all 1.4 million residents of Hillsborough County in asking DeSantis to reverse his "glaring and dangerous" exemption. Kemp provides no evidence that all 1.4 million residents of Hillsborough County agree with her demand letter.

This post is contributed by EYE ON TAMPA BAY. The views expressed in this post are the blog publisher's and do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher of Bay Post Internet.

Cross Posted with permission from: Eye On Tampa Bay

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