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LPLAC Resolution -- Regarding Closure of LA County Restaurants to Outdoor Dining

The following resolution was passed over the past weekend by the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County on a vote by a majority of the Executive Committee. The first two clauses are modified slightly from the Magna Carta, an important document from 1215, over 800 years ago now. The third clause is from the Fifth Amendment (Bill of Rights) to the US Constitution. The fourth clause is from the California Constitution, and is the first phrase in our State's Constitution. It was added in by the people of California in 1974 by a vote. We hope that the time line of the expansion of liberty to all persons continues versus the sorry state of tyranny in which we find ourselves. LPLAC Resolution Regarding the Closure of Restaurants to Outdoor Dining in LA County Whereas, for a trivial offence, a free man shall be fined only in proportion to the degree of his offence, and for a serious offence correspondingly, but not so heavily as to deprive him of his livelihood. In the same way, a restaurateur shall be spared his livelihood, and a the wait staff the implements of their ability to earn an income, if they fall upon the mercy of a Los Angeles County Health Department. None of these fines shall be imposed except by the assessment on oath of reputable persons of their local neighborhood. Whereas, no Sheriff or other Los Angeles County agency or body shall take food bought to serve diners or other movable goods from any man without immediate payment, unless the seller voluntarily offers postponement of this. Whereas, no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public protection by Executive fiat and without just compensation. Whereas, all people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy. Whereas, the limiting of restaurants again after more scientific evidence, treatments and vaccines have been developed to delivery and takeout will further deprive both individual employees of these establishments and their owners the ability to serve the other free persons in their communities in violation of the liberties bestowed upon free persons over the past several hundreds of years. Therefore, the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County urges the LA County Board of Supervisors to reconsider their vote on November 24, 2020 that gave a few individuals within a Department the ability to take away the Rights of individuals that been striven for and toiled for over the past 800 years.

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