For the past ten months, the coronavirus pandemic has forced the American people to deal with lockdowns, closings, mask mandates, and other authoritarian government measures.
The American people are wondering when the nonsense will end.
And now the radical Left is outraged about what one Supreme Court Justice had to say about lockdowns and mask mandates.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito recently sat down with USA Today for an interview on the 15th anniversary of his confirmation to the Supreme Court.
During the interview, he discussed his controversial speech last November at the Federalist Society where he blasted COVID lockdowns as an outright attack on religious liberty in America.
And Alito stood by his words, telling USA Today that the basis of his speech was derived directly from opinions he’d joined or written himself.
“Virtually every substantive point in the Federalist Society speech was taken from one of my published opinions or an opinion I joined,” Alito wrote.
But even though his speech came directly from public opinions he wrote or joined, Alito told USA Today that he still wasn’t surprised about the massive blowback he received from the Left, like when Senator Elizabeth Warren accused him of being a political hack.
“We have never before seen restrictions as severe, extensive, and prolonged,” Alito told the Federalist Society, referring to the length and severity of the COVID lockdowns.
Alito was referring to how Democrat governors kept churches closed while allowing strip clubs, abortion mills, liquor stores, and cannabis dispensaries to remain open.
“The COVID crisis has served as a sort of constitutional stress test, and in doing so it has highlighted disturbing trends that were already present before the virus struck,” Alito said, explaining that the church closures only accelerated the attacks on religious liberty that were already underway in America.
All in all, Samuel Alito didn’t say anything all that controversial.
He simply expressed the frustrations a lot of Americans have after being forced to live under lockdowns and mask mandates for ten months straight.