Wolf Impeachment Planned By State Rep.
By Kim Kennedy
We have two America’s happening right now guided by two completely different ideologies. States run by red Governors are largely working to open their states from the shutdown or have already done so. Western Journal reports, “15 days after restrictions started being lifted, Kemp indicated on Twitter that the emerging evidence supports his decision and proves his critics wrong. “Today marks the lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients currently hospitalized statewide (1,203) since hospitals began reporting this data on April 8th,” he posted Saturday. “Today also marks the lowest total of ventilators in use (897 with 1,945 available). We will win this fight together!” he added.”1. We have the ongoing deteriorating state of Pennsylvania with its citizens suffering under poor leadership. I had mentioned in a previous article published April 27 about how Gov. Wolf was ignoring representative government tactics of dealing with the potential of a major health crisis and was dictating policies with no input from legislators or private sector. Governor Wolf continues the same stance, acting as if he is the Supreme Leader in Pa answerable to none. He has no sense of urgency to help citizens regain lost time and revenue for business owners. Many counties in Pa have either not had a single case of COVID or 10 or less cases.
In speaking with Pennsylvania State Rep. David Zimmerman (R-99) concerning the overall handling of the COVID-19 situation in Pa, I share this report with you. The lesson that must be learned: Democrats cannot hold public office in this country. They do not respect representative government and defy rule of law, with little or no consequences.
Yes, the Governor does have absolute power granted to him in health emergencies. Are we still in a health emergency? Well, we are seeing data manipulated and used and some of it later exposed for being false. Reader be aware! The Republicans hold the majority in both the House and Senate. Rep. Bryan Cutler is the House leader and has reached out, without success, to have Gov. Wolf meet jointly in planning sessions on how to get Pennsylvania moving again. This has been his way of “leading” throughout most of his 2 terms. Rep. Cutler would like to stop payment on some of his pet projects in order to force a conversation. Interestingly, before COVID-19 the state had close to a $1 billion surplus, 800 million of that is gone. Even more interesting, the money was directly appropriated by Gov. Wolf himself, bypassing the process of going thru the legislation process. I asked, where did that money go? Rep. Zimmerman listed off Human services projects, help for his campaign and it appears as though where other funds went is unknown. On March 19, the state was put into a 90 day lockdown. The latest day of opening again is June 4, two days after the Pennsylvania primary. Rep. Zimmerman is in complete agreement that Health Secretary Levine should step down and face criminal charges. Zimmerman owns several retirement communities in Lancaster county. One of them in Ephrata, Fairmount Home, was ordered by the Department of State to take a patient from a hospital who had COVID-19. Not the jurisdiction of the government. It’s a completely illegal demand and it never should have happened. Dr. Levine should be held accountable for this. Rep. Zimmerman does support Rep. Metcalfe’s call to impeach Gov. Wolf. Rep. Metcalfe’s call for impeachment are listed at the end of this article.
Legislation was passed in 1977 that allows a local disaster emergency to be declared by the governing body of a political subdivision upon finding a disaster has occurred or is imminent.
Each political subdivision included in a declaration of disaster emergency declared by either the Governor or the governing body of the political subdivision affected by the disaster emergency is authorized to exercise the powers vested under this section in the light of the exigencies of the emergency situation without regard to time-consuming procedures and formalities prescribed by law, according to the law.
“Gov. Wolf’s orders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak have violated a number of our God-given rights affirmed in the United States Constitution,” said Zimmerman. “In particular, his order mandating the closure of physical locations of all businesses that he has deemed ‘non-life sustaining’ has violated our citizens’ rights in many devastating ways.”
Zimmerman said Wolf’s order constitutes a taking of property from business owners without just compensation. “The lack of due process and judicial review permitted under his order also violates the Constitution. In addition, this order coupled with the stay-at-home order, has violated our rights to free speech and assembly,” he said.
Another troubling aspect of his mandates is the utter lack of transparency demonstrated by the administration, Zimmerman noted.
Agencies under his control have stopped responding to requests for records and his office has refused to provide vital information,” he said. “The waiver process established under the Department of Community and Economic Development resulted in arbitrary and capricious decisions about which businesses may stay open.”
Zimmerman said that the public, press and General Assembly all have the right to know about these decisions and how they have been made. “While the Wolf administration has finally slowly begun to release some of the relevant information regarding which businesses received waivers, they have yet to release any information about how or why these decisions were made,” he said. His delays and obfuscation have been, and continue to be, entirely unacceptable.”
Zimmerman also noted Wolf’s failure to adequately administer the unemployment compensation system. He said that countless Pennsylvanians have been unable to collect their benefits.
“His focus on restraining business is particularly disturbing, as the majority of deaths due to the pandemic have been residents of long-term care facilities,” Zimmerman said.” The governor should have focused his attention there, but he has entirely failed to implement a comprehensive state plan to protect our most vulnerable citizens who reside in nursing homes, which have had inadequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment and testing kits throughout the outbreak.”
Zimmerman said impeachment is the only means to address the actions of Wolf.
“As Gov. Wolf has violated so many of our fundamental rights as citizens of the Commonwealth, I will be introducing a resolution impeaching the governor and exhibiting Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. His actions plainly constitute the misbehavior in office required for his impeachment under the Pennsylvania Constitution.
“While these are certainly challenging times, Gov. Wolf must be held accountable for his actions that have harmed so many of our citizens and violated so many of our rights. No individual or office is above the law.”
It is clear that this Governor is going to rule Pennsylvania as if her were Sovereign Lord. He is not. We are a representative government. All Americans need to know this and be aware, this can happen anywhere!• Take responsibility for your own liberty• Participate in peaceful, public demonstrations• Constantly write to leadership and tell them what is happening in your life as they take their good ole time opening the state. Remind them that you vote!• Exercise your Constitutional rights. https://constitutionstudy.com/2020/05/18/knowing-your-rights/• PRAY! The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he wills. Proverbs 21:1