Wonderful news from Spain

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All those COVID lockdowns and fines? Turns out that the Spanish government exceded their bounds - they were unconcstitutional. From RAIR Foundation:

Spain Must Repay 1 Million Covid Fines, First Lockdown Ruled Unconstitutional
The Spanish government has set up a special task force to reimburse or cancel more than a million fines issued to citizens during the first illegal coronavirus lockdown. The decision comes following the July ruling of the Spanish Constitutional Court, which declared the socialist governments’ oppressive lockdown measures unconstitutional.

On March 14 of 2020, an illegal “state of emergency” was declared by socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez by royal decree. State, regional and local police forces were given the power to fine those who did not comply with the strict lockdown measures. In addition, the country must repay a total of 1,142,127 fines illegally issued between March 14 and June 21.

According to TVE,

The ruling said that the limitations on movement violated citizens´ basic rights and therefore the state of emergency was insufficient to give them constitutional backing. The six magistrates said that a state of exception, which does allow the government to suspend basic rights, would have been necessary.”

The pendulum is swinging back again.  Wonderful news. I know that our Governor Inslee in WA State is claiming his power through an Emergency Powers act with the WA State Department of Labor and Industries.  *Resident Biden's vax mandate is based on an OSHA ruling which has yet to be made but they are enforcing it now. The tyranny of the state is built on a house of cards - a good gust of wind and it all comes tumbling down.

For more on WA State's fustercluck:  Here, here, and here - wonder if this will be reversed...

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