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William Barr: U.S. Attorneys Should Sue States with Coronavirus Orders Violating Civil Liberties

The feds are pushing back against overbearing states.

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Attorney General William P. Barr gave the order on Monday for U.S. attorneys to sue governors whose behavior at the state-level is believed to infringe upon the civil liberties of American citizens.

“If a state or local ordinance crosses the line from an appropriate exercise of authority to stop the spread of COVID-19 into an overbearing infringement of constitutional and statutory protections, the Department of Justice may have an obligation to address that overreach in federal court,” Barr wrote in his memo addressed to all U. S. Attorneys.

Barr is putting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Eric Dreiband and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Matthew Schneider in charge of the oversight over state and local policies. They will coordinate with different federal bureaus as well as state and local officials to mitigate ongoing damage to Constitutional rights and the rule of law caused by different lockdown policies across the nation.

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“Many policies that would be unthinkable in regular times have become commonplace in recent weeks, and we do not want to unduly interfere with the important efforts of state and local officials to protect the public. But the Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis,” Barr wrote.

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“We must therefore be vigilant to ensure its protections are preserved, at the same time that the public is protected,” he added.

Barr noted in a radio interview last week that he was acutely aware of the constitutional violations occurring at the state level as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“When you’re faced with a potential catastrophe,” Barr said to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, “the government can deploy measures and even put temporary and reasonable restrictions on rights if really necessary to meet the danger. But it still has the obligation to adapt to the circumstances. Whatever powers the government has, whether it be the president or the state governor, still is bounded by constitutional rights of the individual. Our federal constitutional rights don’t go away in an emergency. They constrain what the government can do.”

“And in a circumstance like this, they put on the government the burden to make sure that whatever burdens it’s putting on our constitutional liberties are strictly necessary to deal with the problem. They have to be targeted. They have to use less intrusive means if they are equally effective in dealing with the problem. And that’s the situation we’re in today. We’re moving into a period where we have to do a better job of targeting the measures we’re deploying to deal with this virus,” he added.

Barr noted that while he has allowed states the ability to act with latitude in the early stages of the crisis, the feds would be looking to make sure that these emergency measures do not become permanent infringements upon the freedom of Americans.

“When a crisis hits, I think the government needs a little bit of latitude to adopt the means to deal with it. But those can frequently be blunt instruments, and over time, I think the government has the burden of tailoring its measures to make sure they are not unduly intruding on civil liberties. And that’s the question that’s being presented today in our country, which is the extent to which government has to tailor its approach more to the circumstances on the ground and not do undue damage or broad deprivations of civil liberties,” he said.

“We have to give businesses more freedom to operate in a way that’s reasonably safe. They know their business. They have the capacity to figure out…how to conduct their business in a way that’s safe. I think we have to give businesses that opportunity,” he added.

The feds will not allow eager Democrat governors, such as Ralph “Blackface” Northam of Virginia and Gretchen “Hillary 2.0” Whitmer of Michigan, to exploit this crisis to destroy the Bill of Rights and Constitution. The AG is doing what few in the federal swamp are willing to do and actually living up to his oath of office.

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Trump Administration Warns Anti-White Discrimination May Cost Corporations Their Federal Contracts

The Trump administration is striking back against the diversity cult.

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The Trump administration is warning multinational corporations that their supposed commitments to diversity could cost them federal contracts if it is determined that their behavior is discriminatory against white people.

The Labor Department under President Donald Trump is using a 55-year-old presidential order that arose during the Civil Rights Movement to put companies like Microsoft and Wells Fargo under the microscope for their actions that keep qualified white American workers out of positions they deserve.

“The letter asked us to prove that the actions we are taking to improve opportunities are not illegal race-based decisions,” said Dev Stahlkopf, Microsoft’s general counsel. “Emphatically, they are not.”

The Labor Department responded that it “appreciates Microsoft’s assurance on its website that it is not engaging in racial preferences or quotas in seeking to reach its affirmative action and outreach goals.”

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However, social justice warriors note that the move by the Labor Department under President Trump may have a serious impact on hiring practices with federal contractors employing nearly a quarter of all American workers.

“For tech companies that don’t care about these issues, the pronouncements are a dog whistle that they can carry on discriminating the way they already have,” said Laszlo Bock, who formerly lead Google’s human resources division for over ten years.

“It’s not at all illegal to strive to have a workforce that reflects the makeup of your nation,” Bock claimed, showing his political bias by claiming that the Trump administration applying civil rights law in an equal manner is “turning [the law] around into an instrument of white grievances.”

However, affirmative action and quota systems to force unqualified minorities into positions they have not earned only cheapens the nation and makes American companies less viable. A true meritocracy, in which the most qualified applicant receives the job they have earned, is the only thing that can sustain American greatness.

Big League Politics has reported on how the Trump administration has protected the white working class with moves that no other president would have the courage to take, such as banning the teaching of marxist critical race theory throughout the federal government:

Weeks after banning the use of hateful critical race theory indoctrination sessions among federal agencies, President Donald Trump is expanding the CRT ban to companies that receive lucrative federal government contracts.

The President announced he is expanding the ban to cover private government contractors in a series of Tuesday tweets…

The ban on governmental contractors will doubtlessly instill panic in the CEO’s of powerful Fortune 500 companies, who love to tout their supposed virtue by staging race-based trainings on their often unwilling employees. Many of these companies are largely dependent on payments from the United States government, despite masquerading as a “free enterprise.”

The President’s executive order on the matter refutes the liberal identity-politics doctrine alleging that some people are inherently oppressive or evil on the basis of their race.

The ban’s coverage of contractors that do business with the United States military may be the most significant. Organizations such as Sandia National Laboratories, which is a longstanding federal nuclear research institutions, were busted staging hateful “trainings” in which white male employees were coerced into repeating progressive and BLM-style drivel.

Christopher Rufo, whose reporting may have been essential in bringing hateful CRT trainings to President Trump’s attention, has obtained a copy of the executive order banning its practitioners from receiving government contracts. View it here.

President Trump is fighting back against political correctness and left-wing insanity. If he does not win re-election, the tidal wave of anti-white sentiment will be enabled by Democrat rule.

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