News Coronavirus and Walt Disney World general discussion

DisneyCane

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People can do multiple things at once.

This new amendment means "Hillsborough County cannot mandate churches close their doors, a rule that drew national attention after the arrest of a Tampa megachurch pastor who held two large Sunday services."

The Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren said it’s now unclear whether churches and synagogues can hold large services with “500 people packed shoulder to shoulder.”

I hope that this post isn't construed as political. I'm simply citing the text of the constitution in presenting my opinion. If the mods disagree, feel free to remove but my intention is not to discuss politics, it is to discuss law.

I have been one to question the constitutionality of a lot of the measures that have been put in place. I don't think it can be disputed that it is unconstitutional to ban worship services. Amendment I is pretty explicit.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. "

The other actions can be argued because they are restricting business activities, etc. which the constitution doesn't explicitly spell out. With respect to worship services (or political gatherings), the constitution forbids restriction.

Possibly they could force the services to be held outdoors using occupancy and fire code regulations as some kind of legal precedent.
 

DisneyCane

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As we’ve seen elsewhere in the developed world, you either grow another brain cell or are forced to be compliant.
I believe you are in the UK. In the USA, I truly believe that at some point there will be legal challenges to these actions and many of them will be found to be unconstitutional. At the moment, people are complying for the most part because we accept the goal of "flattening the curve." The issue will be if we are into the tail of the curve and they keep extending the end date. At that point, people won't comply. The more practical of us will file lawsuits and not just start a civil disobedience campaign.
 

Lilofan

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Political Discussion is not allowed outside of the correct forum
Things are going to start to brew soon. Though the official order is thru May 1, they’ve already strongly hinted that it faces a high probability of being extended.
If that happens, I just don’t think that people will remain compliant.
The National Guard can be called in to restore law and order and martial law can be declared if people want to test the system and not remain compliant. If you have been ever tear gassed, it sucks.
 

"El Scorpion"

Come back, plane.
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In the Parks
No

Maybe "they've" finally decided to come down and save us. But then again....It is "The Daily Star"

Some levity guys and gals. Without it we'd be madder than a hatter. Especially as cooped up as we find ourselves.
 

LittleBuford

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The argument that people won’t comply for more than a few weeks is really puzzling to me. Why wouldn’t they? This isn’t the first time society has had to make sacrifices for the greater good. The current restrictions may be unprecedented for most of us, but those who lived through WW2 put up with far worse for much longer.
 

Jlasoon

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The argument that people won’t comply for more than a few weeks is really puzzling to me. Why wouldn’t they? This isn’t the first time society has had to make sacrifices for the greater good. The current restrictions may be unprecedented for most of us, but those who lived through WW2 put up with far worse for much longer.
If the result is you & your family becoming comfortable with the neighborhood park bench - I can see people not complying.
 

Virtual Toad

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Everyone seriously needs to chill. This thread has totally strayed off topic and is now bordering on the incendiary. Which is somewhat less than responsible, no?

Keep cool and remember that we are ultimately-- for better or worse-- all in this together.

Disney has tried to show us all the value of imagination. If you'd like to join me, I'm off to imagine myself drifting down the lazy river at Typhoon Lagoon. Because finding any happy place I can-- real or imaginary-- has never been more important.
 

Patcheslee

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The argument that people won’t comply for more than a few weeks is really puzzling to me. Why wouldn’t they? This isn’t the first time society has had to make sacrifices for the greater good. The current restrictions may be unprecedented for most of us, but those who lived through WW2 put up with far worse for much longer.
I have a feeling part of it is the visibility aspect. We are fighting a virus there is no "enemy" people can put a face to on this. Other than what little my grandparents would say about WW2, I can't imagine.
 

LittleBuford

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It means business opening up, people wearing masks for daily activities & getting on with life.
Businesses were losing customers even before official restrictions were introduced. Contrary to what some here are suggesting, a great many people are practising social distance because they know they should, not because they’re being made to. The economy will suffer whether we act or not; at least this way, lives are also being saved.
 
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