COVID CONTROL: 14 DAYS TO SLOW THE SPREAD TO BIG GOVERNMENT INDEFINITE CONTROL: HELLO HB 1064
Why do those elected to office in our state capitol think we NEED them to fix our lives? Too many have inflated egos and believe that we NEED them when we don't.
Enter what was SB 51 (voted out of the Senate last week), and now on to the MO House in the form of HB 1046 (being fast-tracked by your governor of Missouri).
This sign will be required on EVERY school, place of business, school, non-profit, or any building in the state if this bill becomes the law:
(Update: Even though they suggested the signage, it is not required)
Why as the numbers for COVID are dramatically dropping and as a result, COVID protocols in hospitals all over the state are lifting due to such drastic decreases in numbers of positive cases and deaths, is the Missouri General Assembly and the Missouri Governor ramming this bill down our throats and deceitfully mislabeling it as if it good for us? Why is the Missouri legislature coming to the "rescue" of hospitals, nursing homes, and big Pharma while at the same time they are hanging a noose around INDIVIDUALS, SMALL BUSINESSES, AND CHURCHES? (SEE DEFINITION OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE BILL BELOW):
(12) "Individual or entity": (a) Any natural person, employee, public employee, employer, corporation, company, trade, business, firm, partnership, joint-stock company, educational institution, labor organization, or similar organization or group of organizations; (b) Any nonprofit organization, foundation, society, or association organized for religious, charitable, educational, or other purposes; or (c) State or local government;
Did you get that...ANY natural person...that means YOU.
Tweet is taken from Governor Mike Parson's account last week bragging about how our COVID numbers are heading in the right direction, but HE WANTS AN EMERGENCY ORDER SIGNED SO THIS BILL WILL GIVE THE GOVERNMENT MORE CONTROL OVER YOU!
NOTE: DEFINITION OF RECKLESS HAS CHANGED IN THIS BILL:
(15) "Recklessness", a conscious, voluntary act or omission in reckless disregard of: (a) A legal duty; and (b) The consequences to another party; (CONSEQUENCES TO ANOTHER PARTY)? WHO DECIDES WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AND HOW THAT WILL BE MEASURED?
(17) "Willful misconduct", an act or omission that is taken:
(b) In disregard of a known or obvious risk (COULD THAT MEAN COVID OR ANY MUTATION THEREFROM?) that is so great as to make it highly probable that the harm will outweigh the benefit.
THIS IS THE CRUX OF THIS BILL:
537.1005. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, and except as otherwise provided in this section, no individual or entity engaged in businesses, services, activities, or accommodations shall be liable in any COVID-19 exposure action UNLESS the plaintiff can prove by clear and convincing evidence that: (1) The individual or entity engaged in recklessness or willful misconduct that caused an actual exposure to COVID-19; and (2) The actual exposure to COVID-19 caused the personal injury of the plaintiff.
IN REAL LANGUAGE:
YOU WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL, CHURCH, SMALL BUSINESS IN A COVID EXPOSURE CLAIM UNLESS YOU PLAINTIFF CAN PROVE YOU DID NOT DO WHAT YOU ARE TOLD BY SOME UNKNOWN HEALTH OFFICIAL AND WHATEVER GUIDELINES THEY RECOMMEND. BUT, WE DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE.
WHY IS THIS A CONCERN? (language from the bill):
(4) "COVID-19 exposure action", a civil action:
(a) Brought by a person who suffered a personal injury or a representative of a person who suffered personal injury;
WHAT IS PERSONAL INJURY, YOU ASK? (according to the bill):
(14) "Personal injury", actual or potential physical injury to an individual or death caused by a physical injury and includes mental suffering, emotional distress, or similar injuries suffered by an individual in connection with a physical injury.
BILL SAYS: "ACTUAL OR POTENTIAL INJURY WHICH INCLUDES MENTAL SUFFERING OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS? "
MEANING: You can be sued (as a result of this bill for):
(c) Alleging that an actual, alleged, feared, or potential for exposure to COVID-19 caused the personal injury or risk of personal injury that occurred in the course of the businesses, services, activities, or accommodations of the individual or entity;
IN REAL LANGUAGE:
You (individual, small business, churches, etc.) can and will be sued (likely by your local and state government who will use YOUR tax dollars to do it) for "PERSONAL INJURY" which means due to feared, alleged, or even the POTENTIAL or RISK OF MENTAL SUFFERING OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS due to a possible, but never confirmed exposure to COVID 19 (which has been newly defined to mean any virus that has mutated from Coronavirus...yeah, it could mean anything).
RELIGIOUS PROTECTION UNDER THIS BILL IS A JOKE. THIS DOES NOT PROTECT CHURCHES.
(2) The actual exposure to COVID-19 caused the personal injury of the plaintiff. 2. No religious organization shall be liable in any COVID-19 exposure action UNLESS the plaintiff can prove intentional misconduct.
Why the "UNLESS"? Would the church be guilty of willful misconduct and recklessness if they are found guilty of intentional misconduct? Would misconduct include not wearing a mask or forcing employees and patrons to partake in an "epidemic product" (as defined in this bill...which BTW...is held 100% liability free if it kills you or leaves you permanently disabled.
Dear John Wieman, we are watching you and when you want to run for Senate, this blog post will serve as a reminder to ALL of your constituents what YOU brought to Missouri. THIS will not be forgotten. You are not for the churches in our state or the small businesses that make our state great. We will not forget. The lobbyists may want this. But, the Missouri taxpayers WHO VOTE do not. Remember who elects you. Lobbyists cannot vote.
To view the chart below and ask yourself if the number of deaths in Missouri as compared to the year prior truly merits closing business, schools, and creating legislation that will sunset in four years. This legislation promises to be dangerous and potentially increase insurance premiums for every small business in the state.