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You can stay out all night if you want to: burn down a private business, riot in the streets, annex sections of a major American city with impunity.
But if you wanted to support President Donald Trump tonight in Tulsa, it was lights out by 10 pm.
At first, anyway.
According to CNN, the curfew was originally established by Tulsa mayor, GT Bynum, supposedly out of an abundance of caution:
Bynum had issued an executive order Thursday establishing the curfew in parts of the city's downtown area, saying more than 100,000 people were expected in the vicinity of the event.
The order also said that "individuals from organized groups who have been involved in destructive and violent behavior in other States are planning to travel to the City of Tulsa for purposes of causing unrest in and around the rally."
The curfew began Thursday, 10 p.m. local time and was slated to stay in effect until Saturday, 6 a.m. Then, after the rally, a continued curfew was scheduled to be in place until 6 a.m on Sunday.
"We understand that many people are unaware that a curfew will be in place and barricades are still in the process of being setup," the Tulsa Police Department said Thursday. "If we find anyone in violation of the Executive Order this evening, we will request that they leave the area based on the curfew. If people refuse to leave the area, they may be cited or arrested."
Double standards much?
However the decision to reverse the curfew came in around the time that the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled against plaintiffs seeking to halt the rally in its tracks.
According to Fox News:
The court ruled that the two local residents among those filing the suit couldn’t establish that they have a clear legal right to the relief they sought. In a concurring opinion, two justices wrote that the state’s reopening plan is “permissive, suggestive and discretionary.”
“Therefore, for lack of any mandatory language in the (plan), we are compelled to deny the relief requested,” that opinion said.
The rally marks Trump’s first since the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country. States are reopening, but many are doing so in phases and requiring residents to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
The Trump campaign said it takes “safety seriously,” noting that organizers are providing masks and hand sanitizer and doing temperature checks for all attendees.
The lawsuit sought to force attendees to wear face masks and impose social distancing guidlines.
However, many viewed the legal case was simply a political stunt meant to derail the President's notoriously successful rallies.
Biden can't even fill a room, never mind risk a mass outbreak of the Chinese virus.
And have you seen the resume of one of the filing lawyers?
By Friday evening, Trump's campaign was vindicated in court and Mayor Bynum did an about face on the Tulsa curfew.
From local Fox affiliate WFXR:
“Last night, I enacted a curfew at the request of Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin, following consultation with the United States Secret Service based on intelligence they had received,” Mayor Bynum said in a statement obtained by CNN Friday. “Today, we were told the curfew is no longer necessary so I am rescinding it.”
Bynum’s executive order Thursday announcing the curfew also warned that individuals from organized groups who have been involved in destructive and violent behavior in other States are planning to travel to the City of Tulsa for purposes of causing unrest in and around the rally.”
But back to the heart of the matter:
What we have seen as the Covid-19 restrictions are selectively eased, is that the rule of law is being replaced with mob mentality.
When raging against the "establishment," it is perfectly acceptible to storm the streets like a sworm of maskless locusts.
If you want to enthusiastically and peacefully support your president, they will attempt to shut you down in the name of "Public Health."
It is your 1st Amendment right to spread anarchy in America if it fits into the radical left agenda.
If you support President Trump, you have no right to assembly.
At least in the Left's opinion.
And that is the problem.