By | Rachel Brooks
Staff | Telegraph Local
Above, Lightfoot’s recent appearance on an ABC7 broadcast.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has issued the guidelines for Chicago’s city reopening phase 3 plan. This was reported by the Chicago Sun-Times within the past two hours. Lightfoot’s plan could see as many as 130,000 people returning to work at last. The Chicago Sun-Times states that this number reflects approximately one-third of those people who were out of work due to city coronavirus restriction policies.
Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago policies have drawn strong criticism for their violation of the Illinois State Constitution and the United States Federal Constitution. The decision to deem churches “non essential” in Illinois is in direct violation of the United States Constitution because the express liberties set in place for freedom of worship make these institutions essential by default. You can access the Illinois State Constitution via the Illinois General Assembly for more information regarding your rights.
American political commentators. One of them is Charlie Kirk, the Founder and President of Students for Trump.
“Democrat Lori Lightfoot sent police to a Chicago Church on Sunday
Reports say they were blocking congregants from leaving the parking lot and ordering cars be towed
This is an unconstitutional abuse of power
RT if AG Barr should prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law!” said Mr. Kirk via Twitter at 4:51pm on May 25.
Another commentator, Nick Short of Claremont Review of Books, compared Lightfoot’s descent on churches as being reminiscent of controls set in place by the KGB.
“Pastor Lewis of Cornerstone Baptist Church was in the middle of church services when someone began to bang on the front doors. Outside were 3 police cars, 2 unmarked cars, & a rep from Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s office demanding services end. Like the KGB,” said Mr. Short sharing the clip of coverage of this event from The Daily Wire. He posted this comment via Twitter on May 27 at 6:33 am.
Another commentator, Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit, noted that Lightfoot increased the strain of controversy surrounding her coronavirus policies by openly defying President Trump’s enforcement of the U.S. Federal Constitution, see Senate.gov, to continue her restrictions on churches.
“Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Defies President Trump — Sends Armed Police Squad to Shut Down Black Baptist Church in Southside Chicago,” said Jim Hoft via Twitter.
Chicago’s local commentators also weighed in on the controversy surrounding Lightfoot and Pritzker’s coronavirus policies. The Chicago Tribune column by John Kass asked a question that resounds in the path of Chicago’s waiting silence. Will Pritzker and Lightfoot lose complete “control” of the coronavirus pandemic response?
Mr. Kass spoke with Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society who expressed an outlook on what he feels is a bizarre nature of what has been deemed essential and non-essential for opening.
“If you’d told me six months ago that the governor of Illinois would declare churches ‘nonessential’ and shut them down, while liquor stores are ‘essential’ and open, I’d have asked what blend of weed you were smoking,” said Mr. Breen, as he was quoted by columnist John Kass.
It is uncertain if the Federal government will pursue an investigation into Lightfoot’s phasing policies.