Why Are Some People More Equal Than Others?
I believe all Virginia Conservatives agree that acceding to the sweeping powers Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has assumed to dictate to Virginians when and/or if they may leave their homes, or attend religious services, is subject to question. Be that as it may, until a court of law rules on the wisdom, or not, of Northam’s diktat I think everyone agrees that his Executive Orders must be enforced on a uniform basis.
Much to my surprise Northam Executive Order Number 55 is being given short shrift in Herndon, Virginia where local police are not inclined to enforce Executive Order 55 when it is inconvenient to do so. Specifically, individuals who are in obvious violation of EO 55 are allowed to congregate in violation of this order when it might cause embarrassment to the police to tell those who violate the order to move on. https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-55-Temporary-Stay-at-Home-Order-Due-to-Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19).pdf?fbclid=IwAR2z95MSq3Ymsx6AeDqY9yucODmuWAfexFwzW_Ex4x1sQYL5pf5hSdCDIwM
I took a picture of an obvious violation of EO 55. This was taken at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 29, 2002. When I called the Herndon Police to ask why this obvious violation of EO 55 was not being remedied I was at first told that EO 55 was merely advisory and therefore not enforceable by the police.
When I pointed out that EO 55 was mandatory and applied to individuals I was informed that the persons congregating at the 7-11 were poor and were just looking for a job.
My final comment was that if EO 55 applied to me it should apply to everyone regardless of whether or not I, or anyone else, feel sorry for them.