Did we wake up in a theocracy?

Things have been bad, but not this bad, right? Right?!

We know this election hasn’t even passed yet, but we need to keep a nice record of how everyone who will be seeking higher office around here is behaving in these dark times. We’ve had too much to say about Delegate Dan lately, because, well, he is terrible. 

Even though he’s lost every idiotic lawsuit (even ones he copied and pasted) trying to fight public health measures because of REASONS that aren’t evident to most sensible folks, he’s forging ahead. Last night, we made a Facebook post regarding his defending two Harford County men  who apparently threw a fit at their local polling location because they were asked to wear a mask. Instead of obtaining a absentee ballot OR voting at the outside location OR just putting a fucking piece of cloth over their faces for a couple of damn minutes, these two decided to disrupt everyone’s day and cause a colossal scene. Don’t they seem nice?!

Well, Delegate Dan jumped all over that. Worked up an idiotic constitutional claim that according to the Baltimore Sun, Judge Angela M. Eaves dismissed with these mighty fine words:

More harm would be done to the public at large than to the two Fallston men who filed the suit if they were allowed to vote without covering their faces during the COVID-19 pandemic, Harford County Circuit Judge Angela M. Eaves ruled.

“That disenfranchises everyone,” said Eaves, noting the pair’s request met none of the standards for a temporary restraining order. “That is the greater injury in this case.”

CORRECT! You can read the whole story for yourself. But, folks this isn’t even the worst of it. Yesterday afternoon Delegate Dan changed course. Instead of making a constitutional argument, he’s going to go with a biblical one. That’s right, biblical.

Now, the anti-maskers’ religious freedom is in danger of being flushed right down the toilet. BEHOLD:

The amended complaint adds a contention that Daniel Swain’s right to religious freedom was violated. Because Swain is a Christian, he was created “to breathe as part of our direct worship,” the complaint said, quoting Psalm 150:6 “let all that has breath praise the Lord.”

“Plaintiff Dan Swain believes in his religious right to breath oxygen and worship the Lord his creator with an uncovered face, including while he votes, and not with a muzzle, face covering or mask, and as such has had his religious freedom violated,” the complaint states.

We here at the Yokel thought it would be fun to gather some biblical quotes about why you shouldn’t sue! Because if Delegate Dan wants to throw around bible quotes when it comes to very serious public health issues, then we’ll throw some out there that show he shouldn’t be doing any of this to begin with!

AND IT CAME TO PASS:

1 Corinthians 6:1-20 

When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, …

Philippians 2:3-4 

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Leviticus 19:18 

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

If you missed the article in the FNP about Delegate Dan retweeting debunked crazyland theories, take a gander. This needs to be his last term in office in our fine county. Aren’t all of our crazy cups already all filled up?

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