A recent court case in Butler County confirmed that Tom Wolf's actions to shut down our economy and put hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians out of work violated our constitution rights.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the governor responded by signing an executive order in mid-March that ordered businesses to close and people to stay home. We were told the Wolf and Secretary of Health Rachel Levine were basing their decisions on science, but we have subsequently learned that was not true.
I joined my House colleagues in challenging the administration to provide evidence that it was "following the science," but the proof was not forthcoming. We filed Right-to-Know (RTK) requests and found the Office of Open Records closed and all work to comply with RTK requests suspended indefinitely.
County leaders, state representatives and citizens of Butler County, fed up with the shutdown and subsequent extensions, the administration's inconsistent messaging, arbitrary rules and threats for noncompliance, challenged the administration's actions as arbitrary and unconstitutional. And won.
In County of Butler v. Wolf, the administration had ample opportunity to present experts and the scientific data on which it based its orders. Instead, it called on members of the pandemic work group to defend the administration's actions. Here are some of the questions and answers contained in the testimony in this court case about the administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
This is the same approach Wolf & Levine have applied in locking down scholastic sports as well as restaurants, bars, and social clubs. Wolf's supporters in the House of Representatives, while contributing to veto-proof majorities to pass bills addressing sporting events and food & beverage establishments, balked and flip-flopped when it came to actually overriding those vetoes.I don't know about you, but in my book none of this qualifies as science at all.
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The 102nd District includes the townships of Annville, Bethel, Cold Spring, Heidelberg, Jackson, Millcreek, North Lebanon, South Lebanon, Swatara, Union and West Lebanon, as well as the the boroughs of Cleona, Jonestown, Myerstown and Richland.
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They'll be gunning not just for the President, but also for people like me who refuse to back down. They'd rather have someone in Harrisburg who will march in lockstep with Tom Wolf and Rachel Levine, and they will be sending my opponent a good bit of money to try to make that happen.
I'm proud of the stand I've taken and the work I've put in to stand up for your rights in Harrisburg. It's clear that I've been effective and that I've gotten under Wolf's skin. Otherwise, he wouldn't be attempting to punish Lebanon County in so many different ways. The only science he's following is political science. He wants to silence me, in a personalized version of the left's "cancel culture."
But I won't be silenced. I won't stand down. I will continue to be Tom Wolf's worst nightmare. Your liberty and your right to live and work as a free individual is too important to give up now. We are in the fight of our lifetimes.
I would be honored and grateful if you could help out by placing a sign in your yard or making a contribution to my re-election campaign.