Almost three weeks ago, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, was the first senator to test positive for the coronavirus. Fortunately, Senator Paul, who had part of his lung removed in August after a brutal ambush by a neighbor sent him to the hospital where he suffered several broken ribs and a punctured lung, has fully recovered from COVID-19.
On Tuesday, Dr. Rand Paul, who worked as an ophthalmologist before becoming a United States Senator, tweeted about his recovery, saying he’s volunteering at a local hospital where he’s helping members of his community in need of medical help, including those battling COVID-19:
“I appreciate all the best wishes I have received. I have been retested, and I am negative. I have started volunteering at a local hospital to assist those in my community who are in need of medical help, including coronavirus patients. Together we will overcome this!”
This afternoon, Senator Rand Paul took on another battle, when he called out the Democrat governor of his home state for threatening Kentucky citizens who dare to attend Easter Sunday mass with forced quarantine.
Two days ago, JS Online reported that Rev. Jack Roberts received a state-backed order from the Bullitt County Health Department to cease in-person gatherings at Maryville Baptist Church effective “immediately.”
But the pastor said Wednesday that he has no plans to do so — especially not on Easter Sunday.
Despite repeated pleas from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear to shift to virtual services and a March 19 executive order prohibiting faith-based mass gatherings, Maryville Baptist and some other churches are proceeding with their normal operations.
During his Wednesday press briefing, Beshear said his administration has identified “around 17 or fewer churches or other entities” that it has received reports of holding services or that are claiming to do so. For a commonwealth with 120 counties, 4.5 million residents, and myriad places of worship, Beshear said, that means “just about everybody is doing the right thing.”
Roberts, who has said he is “not interested in trying to defy the government,” told The Courier Journal that he received the order Tuesday to stop holding services. He said he is in contact with a national Christian organization that has several constitutional attorneys “that are in the process shortly of filing a lawsuit” against the Beshear administration. He declined to name the organization.
“If you read the Constitution of the United States, if you read the constitution of the state of the Kentucky, they both say that (Beshear) is infringing on the church’s rights,” Roberts said.
The Gateway Pundit is reporting a threat made by Democrat Governor Andy Beshear on Friday. He announced that the state “will be recording the license plates of those who show up to any mass gatherings and provide that information to the local health departments, who will, in turn, order those individuals to be quarantined for 14 days,” CNN reports.
The health departments will be going to the homes of people who attended services and serving them with a quarantine order.
Senator Paul retweeted the article from the Gateway Pundit, adding: Taking license plates at church? Quarantining someone for being Christian on Easter Sunday? Someone needs to take a step back here.
Here’s the tweet from the outspoken U.S. Senator who vehemently defends the Constitutional rights of all Americans.
Taking license plates at church? Quarantining someone for being Christian on Easter Sunday? Someone needs to take a step back here.
Kentucky Governor Announces Plan to Record License Plates of Easter Church Goers and Force Them to Quarantine for 14 Days https://t.co/z7U42liQRh
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) April 11, 2020
What do you think? Do you agree with Senator Paul that Kentucky’s governor Beshar has taken this lockdown thing too far? Many in Michigan are complaining about Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer and her draconian actions? Are Governor’s taking away our rights while we stand back and allow it, simply because we’re afraid?