(Las Vegas, NV) – Today, congressional candidate for Nevada’s 3rd congressional district “Big Dan” Rodimer released the follow statement following the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling denying a Nevada church’s appeal of coronavirus restrictions.
“Like many Nevadans, I am appalled by yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Nevada’s Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley where Chief Justice John Roberts once again sided with the liberals, this time in shredding our First Amendment’s guarantee to freely exercise our religion. As Justice Samuel Alito stated in his dissent, ‘We have a duty to defend the Constitution, and even a public health emergency does not absolve us of that responsibility.'”
“Nevada worshipers of all backgrounds and all religions have been frustrated as Governor Sisolak and other politicians have granted special protections of certain Nevadans over others. For instance, rather than stopping tens of thousands of protesters to take to our streets recently, Governor Sisolak encouraged and applauded them, citing their First Amendment right to protest. And while I agree with protesters’ rights to peacefully protest, it is shameful to deny other Nevadans the ability to attend church services.”
“The authors of our Constitution did not place exceptions on our rights, and the Constitution does not afford power-hungry, elitist politicians to play favorites in determining who gets to freely exercise their God-given rights.”
“I wholeheartedly agree with Justice Kavanaugh’s own dissent when he states that Sisolak’s order constitutes ‘overt discrimination against places of worship,’ as well as Justice Gorsuch who reminds us that “there is no world in which the Constitution permits Nevada to favor Caesars Palace over Calvary Chapel.'”
“Welcome to Steve Sisolak’s world, Justice Gorsuch.”