Co-sponsor Civil Defense Authorization Act
Life and Liberty Legislative Agenda:
Stop the Abuse of Power Act
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been under a Declaration of Emergency and living under strict executive orders dictated by the Governor for nearly a year. These executive orders and emergency declarations have stripped us of our U.S. and Massachusetts Constitutional rights without recourse.
Unemployment has soared, small family businesses have had to close up shop, and the depressive impact of being cooped up for so long has caused irreparable harm.
Adding insult to injury, the oppressive orders have shut down churches and private associations even though big box stores, liquor stores, and even abortion clinics and casinos have been allowed to stay open.
Our constitutional republic relies on checks and balances and the right to petition our government for a redress of grievances. The powers given to the governor to make these declarations and to issues these executive orders fail to give us the ability to petition for redress of our grievances.
HD 1765, the Civil Defense Checks and Balances Act, and HD 2064, an Act to Protect our Constitutional Rights by Limiting the Emergency Powers of the Governor (otherwise known as the Stop the Abuse of Powers Acts or SAP Acts), would both limit the duration of any executive order issued under the Civil Defense Act of 1950 to 30 days. The legislature must reauthorize any extension beyond the 30 days.
HD 1765 and HD 2064 would incorporate common sense checks and balances to the emergency powers of the governor under the Civil Defense Act of 1950.
Please take 30 seconds to send your legislators an email asking them to co-sponsor HD 1765, the Civil Defense Checks and Balances Act, and HD 2064, an Act to Protect our Constitutional Rights by Limiting the Emergency Powers of the Governor.