Are the tyrannical lockdowns in Missouri coming to an end!?
HB 271 was signed into law today by Governor Parson. It includes one section regarding public health orders and one section pertaining to Covid vaccine passports.
YAY!! It's time to celebrate.... right?
Hang on a minute before you get too excited and think these things are a thing of the past here in Missouri, you need to be aware of a few things.
First of all, what the legislators are celebrating and calling an end to government overreach regarding lockdowns is NOT what you might think.
The Lockdown Portion of the Bill Has Two Provisions
1. If there IS a State of Emergency declared by the governor, the local government entities (called political subdivisions in the bill) can issue a lockdown for 30 days in a 180 day period. It can be extended any number of times with a simple majority vote by the governing body.
2. If there is NOT a State of Emergency declared, the local government can issue a lockdown order for 21 days in a 180-day span and they can extend it any number of times with a vote of a 2/3 majority.
THE UPSIDE: One person shouldn't be able to be in control of the lockdown situation for more than 21 or 30 days, depending if there's a declared State of Emergency or not.
THE DOWNSIDE: They can still lock everything down for as long as they want, if the governing body votes to do it.
Therefore, it becomes crucial that you know who the members of your local governing bodies are.
City council members, county health board members, county commissioners, mayors all have incredible power and these are positions that don't get talked about nearly as much as the state and federal level offices.
Take the time to look into who your public servants are in these areas and get to know their points of view about these things, pay attention to the decisions they make and vote accordingly in the next election.