February 4, 2022
A lawsuit was recently filed against New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Health Department director Dr. Jennifer Avegno over the city’s vaccine and mask mandates. The suit was filed after dozens of residents claimed they couldn’t take part in activities in the city because of the mandates.
"Plaintiffs stand on behalf of all persons who demand respect for the rule of law, individual autonomy, parental authority, and those who cherish the City of New Orleans and are saddened by the social, economic and cultural harm caused by the Defendants' authoritarian actions under the pretext of an emergency without end,” reads the lawsuit.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has joined the effort and asked a court to have the state intervene. Landry released a statement arguing that health care decisions should only be made by individuals, not the government.
“Through her coercive tactics, the Mayor of New Orleans is trying to interfere with the healthcare choices of families…The parents, guardians, and — most importantly — the children who rely upon services in the Crescent City deserve much better. I hope the lawsuit successfully ends this attempt to force a medical procedure on these citizens,” wrote Landry.
President Joe Biden’s judicial nominee Judge Kenly Kiya Kato made headlines after laughing during a hearing Tuesday. Kato was questioned about the Fourth Amendment by Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana, and the judge seemed to avoid one of his questions.
“Come on, Judge, don’t dodge my question. This is really basic constitutional law,” said Kennedy in response.
When the questioning was over, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois replied, “I want to congratulate the panel on facing the Kennedy Bar Exam, which, occasionally, is administered in this room.” Kato was caught on camera laughing in response to Durbin’s comment.
We hope she was laughing because the joke was funny - not because she doesn’t know her constitutional law!
The Daily Signal published an article listing ten occasions where COVID “truths” ended up being untrue.
The first untruth back in early 2020 was “15 days to slow the spread.” We’ve since undergone two years of lockdowns, quarantines, mandates, hysteria, and many more lies. In December 2020, President Biden claimed that Americans would not be forced to receive the vaccine. However, Biden instituted various vaccine mandates last year, one of which was thankfully blocked by the Supreme Court.
We were repeatedly told that schools must close for the safety of children. However, multiple studies show that the virus doesn’t spread easily among young people. Now, even the New York Times is calling school closures a “tragic mistake.”
You can read the full list of COVID untruths here.
Friends, the good news is that despite the political spin surrounding us, many of our young people know the truth and are standing up. A group of local Louisiana teens joined thousands of pro-lifers at the D.C. March for Life and even participated in prayer and worship at the hotel. “It is so incredible how many people are marching for the truth and are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in. I will forever try to tell the truth when protecting life,” said one teen.
Let’s not be "weary in well doing" but inspired by the many, especially the youth, who are arising as the new voices and future leaders.
Louisiana Family Forum
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