Repeal Emergency Powers from John Bell Edwards

Repeal Emergency Powers from John Bell Edwards

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Clay Grant started this petition to Louisiana State House and

Louisiana Governor John Bell Edwards is overreaching his power due to the current State of Emergency! We encourage Governor Edwards to abolish the current state of emergency on his own, giving the power back to "We The People". It is the responsibility of our elected representatives to abide by their constituents. The power does NOT lie with government, We The People lend them our Power!

Under the law, Governor Edwards is claiming authority by La R.S. 29:760. Edwards has forgot to mention there are exclusions to the governor’s authority, and all other authority, given in La. R.S. 29:760. Namely, those of La. R.S. 29:736. Louisiana Revised Statute – Title 29:736 

§736.  Exclusion: D.  Nothing in this Chapter shall be interpreted to diminish the rights guaranteed to all persons under the Declaration of Rights of the Louisiana Constitution or the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. 

R.S. 29:736 specifically ensures that the authority given within La. R.S. 29:760, “shall not be interpreted to diminish the rights guaranteed to the people under the Declaration of Rights of the Louisiana Constitution.” So the Constitution and the laws are consistent in protecting our individual rights; The Louisiana Constitution is as valid during the COVID-19 health emergency as it is under normal circumstances.

Title 29 §768.  Termination of declaration of public health emergency

B.  The legislature, in consultation with the public health authority, by a petition signed by a majority of the surviving members of either house, may terminate a state of public health emergency at any time.  This petition terminating the public health emergency may establish a period during which no other declaration of public health emergency may be issued.  Thereupon, the governor shall issue an executive order or proclamation ending the state of public health or emergency.

Titled 29 §736.  Exclusions

D. …This Chapter shall not violate Article II (Distribution of Powers), Article III (Legislative Branch), or Article V (Judicial Branch) of the Louisiana Constitution.  The courts shall be open, and every person shall have an adequate remedy by due process of law and justice, administered without denial, partiality, or unreasonable delay, for injury to him in his person, property, reputation, or other rights.  The orders of all courts shall have their full force and effect.  The legislature may call itself into session at any time and shall exercise its powers and duties.  Its ability to enact law, appropriate funds, and confirm appointees shall be in full force.  The privileges and immunities of legislators shall be respected.

For more information email us at repealemergencypowersla@gmail.com

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