Q: Isn’t setting a statewide curfew against this section of the constitution? The people should have the freedom to choose

Choosing between staying home away from the virus if they’re high risk or going out with a friend if both of you recently tested negative. The freedom to go and hang out with a friend should be up to their own Individual person. I would say this falls under the sentence “...enjoy and defend life and liberty...”. If we are an adult, should we not be able to act like adults and hang out with a friend if we feel there’s no risk of covid? It’s not like the possibility of contracting covid is impossible during the day outside of recently set in place curfew. If anything the risk is lower regardless of curfew at night since less people are out in general even before a curfew is set in place.

1 Lawyer Answer
Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: We are experiencing one of the rare occasions when, for health reasons to protect all of us, the government is given the responsibility to make orders such as the present curfew, and we must comply with them. Our individual freedoms mean nothing if this pandemic can kill so many of us without discriminating between free people or those put in prisons due to their crimes. In order to protect the health of all people, in circumstances such as this pandemic, we must all do our part. This means that for the next month we must all comply with the state's requirement that we keep the curfew. You can always move to one of the counties in California which is not required to comply with the curfew if you think you must have some freedoms no matter what the situation is. As an adult, you are supposed to understand that the law can intervene in times like this. Or would you rather risk getting infected with Covid-19 and then passing it to your family such as your mother and father, or grandmother or grandfather or any uncles or aunts you might have? How do you suppose you might feel if you got the virus and then passed it on to your grandparents who might not survive it? Try to think of the rights of others at the same time you feel the need to go hang out and have a couple of beers. Better yet, why not just invite some of your buddies to come and party at your place with you? Then you can all get high without having to worry if somebody might get sick and die.

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