Libertarian Association of Massachusetts
Standing for the Average American
Robert Underwood For State  Representative
Ninth Hampden District   
Robert Underwood
83 Cherrelyn St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Robert Underwood
Repeal the law that gives authority to the governor to declare an emergency.  
It should be a unanimous decision by the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House for 24 hours.  
The Legislature  would have to be convened to declare an emergency  and decide what action would be taken.  

Corona Virus and the legislature

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State Representative

Ninth Hampden District

In march  the President was on the news outlining things he was doing  in response to the Corona Virus. He assured us that everything would continue to work, stores would be open etc.

Two hours later our illustrious Governor, Baker, announced one shutdown after another.  Panic buying   commenced.  Every other day The Governor was on TV with another panic message.  

We then had  a dictator how micro managed every aspect of our personal lives.  A person’s occupation could be labeled “non essential” and he would be forbidden to work. He ordered churches closed.  Some rules made no sense.  Why would a golf course be closed?   Why would  ten people not be allowed to gather in a large building or field?

The legislature   miserably failed to be the check against dictatorial power of the executive (the governor ) on which our system of government is based.  They did absolutely nothing to check unreasonable  rules and unreasonable fines.

We have become a dictatorship  where one man can declare an emergency. He can decide when it begins and when it will end, and what he can do in response to it.  

In two hours businesses were closed  and the food supply chain had been interrupted  on the orders of one man.  Store shelves became empty and farmers were unable to sell their product because of one man.