10 Facts You Must Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

by Sam Rohrer

As the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our communities and nation, the government’s answer lies in widespread vaccinations as part of Operation Warp Speed. In my previous article, I addressed the question, “Should I Take the COVID-19 Vaccine?” In this article, I address 10 facts you must know before deciding whether the COVID-19 is right for you.

The following information is based on the December Pfizer “FACT SHEET” for caregivers and recipients. Though I am not a medical professional, these 10 points are based on information from key sources, my experience as an 18-year member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, as well as consultation with experts interviewed on my “Stand in the Gap Today” programs.

1. The vaccine is voluntary.

No one can require you to take the SARS-CO-V-2 vaccine against your will. It is -at this time-your choice, and one that should include much research.

2. There are several reasons NOT to take the vaccine.

Some of these reasons include age, pre-existing conditions, pregnancy, or those with compromised immune systems. In addition, the abbreviated clinical trials and current reports of side effects offer numerous concerns to consider before choosing whether to take the vaccine.

3. There is little incentive for vaccine manufacturers to disclose the full truth about the vaccine.

The testing, safety, and efficacy of the vaccine, including risks and downsides, are often overlooked, since they have been granted “immunity from liability” by the US government. In other words, if you are disabled or die from taking the vaccine, you have no option under law to sue the manufacturer, the government, the media, Dr. Fauci, the CDC, the WHO, Congress, any hired marketing firm, or any influencer of the COVID-19 vaccines (such as Bill Gates).

4. No nursing home, hospital, employer, or other third party that may intimidate you to take this vaccine has immunity from liability.

While your employer or care provider may pressure you to take the vaccine, they cannot force you to do so. If they do, they can be held liable and face legal proceedings.

5. You will be asked to sign a consent form before taking the vaccine.

This consent includes forfeiting certain legal right against the makers of the vaccine and to some degree the administrators of the vaccine if you face potential adverse reactions

6. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are NOT FDA APPROVED.

There is no currently-FDA approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The Pfizer “Fact Sheet” repeats this warning three different times! What the government is granting is “Emergency Authorization” under the COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency declared by President Trump.

In other words, the established guidelines and underlying law established by the US Congress to ensure reliability, safety, and testing for vaccines have been set aside and do not apply to any SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine vaccines. The failure to differentiate the practical and legal distinction between an objectively and lawfully developed vaccine as “approved” and this experimental vaccine under the emergency authorization is nothing short of deception, and is potentially fatal for some who will take the vaccine.

7. The vaccines have not received normally-required FDA testing.

No person should falsely believe the COVID-19 vaccine has gone through the same rigorous clinical trials, animal, and human testing as other vaccines. Even Pfizer’s own Fact Sheet clearly states at the bottom of the sheet: “The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has not undergone the same type of review as an FDA-approved or cleared product.”

Important words like “safe” and “compassion” are being used to convince people to take this vaccine on blind faith. In reality, the effort is intended to deceive. This false representation is evidently driven by an ulterior motive fueled by politically-directed dollars. Please be aware that even Pfizer has provided an overwhelming number of warnings for the American people.

8. The approval status of the vaccine varies significantly around the world.

Pfizer’s website makes it clear that the approval status of its vaccine varies significantly from one nation to another. In fact, it is referred to as “an investigational drug” on the official website:

They state, “The approval status of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine varies worldwide. In countries where the vaccine has not been approved by the relevant regulatory authority, it is an investigational drug, and its safety and efficacy have not been established.”

9. The potential negative impact of this vaccine is unknown.

Any person who takes the vaccine releases legal liability against those involved. One standard COVID-19 consent form includes the words, “I hereby release [the vaccinating organization], their affiliates, employees, directors, and officers from any and all liability arising from any accident, act of omission or commission, which arises during vaccination.”

10. The information and guidance about this vaccine is ongoing and may quickly change.

No person taking the vaccine can be confident regarding its long-term results. With the ongoing mutations of COVID-19, the so-called vaccine may even serve more like a flu shot that needs repeated annually—allowing even greater government control into our lives.

Of course, the hope is that everything will soon return to normal after many people take the vaccine. However, it is already clear there is a government agenda evidenced by by the statements that wearing masks and limiting group sizes IN ADDITION TO widespread vaccinations will continue regardless of the vaccination.

As Pfizer, the vaccine administrators and other vaccine proponents recommend, do your research, do a risk/benefit analysis, fully understand what is at stake before taking the vaccination and make sure all your questions are asked and answered. Then in light of all the warnings- the known and unknown components,-rather than asking yourself the obvious question, “Why shouldn’t I take the vaccine?”, follow wisdom and ask, “Why should I even consider taking the vaccine?

American Pastors Networks Listeners Provide Testimony

Each day, the American Pastors Network strives to:

  • Identify, encourage, equip, educate and network pastors and church members to “Stand in the Gap for Truth.”
  • Be a voice for truth and an advocate for pastors in the public square by providing bible-based and constitutionally consistent analysis and recommendations on matters of public policy.
  • Strengthen the Biblical relationship between pastors and elected officials, through various private and public meetings for prayer, study, and policy discussion.

Recently, the producers of APN’s popular and live daily radio program, “Stand in the Gap Today” shared listener comments that testify how APN and its president (and host of the show), the Honorable Sam Rohrer, are truly living up to their mission:

From Melissa in Colorado: “My dad shared an interview last night that Sam did recently. Wow!! That was incredible!! He did such an amazing job breaking down what is going on in America biblically.  I shared it with my boss (Lead Pastor) and he shared it with staff.  He was so grateful for this information. We have had multiple prayer meetings weekly for this election and are still believing God for victory and seeing Trump get in. Crazy times we live in but so grateful for the peace that God gives in the midst of it. He is our Rock!!! Thankful for you all!!”

From Dan in Ohio: “I just wanted to share with you how greatly I appreciate your recent KDOV TV interview. Between the excellent questions from the host, and your straightforward, simple yet profound answers, I truly believe that in this program you answered the questions with more clarity than I have seen or heard anywhere on the questions most patriots and Christians in America right now have. You shared information I have heard referenced, but you put it into context. You shared serious things but gave hope and balance in a way no other reporter I listen to does. News and information are good, but without the context of biblical truth it means little. Thank you. My wife and I will be praying for you by name every morning from now on.”

From Paul in Louisiana: “In my pursuit of knowledge concerning unfolding events and their underlying relationship to scripture, I have been searching sites never before visited.  Recently, I ran across your site.  This morning, I was particularly drawn to it. You were quoting from someone in nearly real time. I began to listen and found it to be very revealing but especially peace-giving in its presentation.  Your analysis and insight caught my attention because although most other radio and TV commentors are informative, they do not bring peace to my spirit.  I know you understand what I am trying to explain.  I do plan on staying networked to your program for information. There is something uniquely different about how you connect biblical principles to the events of the day. Praise the Lord for all you are doing.”

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A Roadmap for the Remnant: Advancing with Confidence into 2021

Lt. General Michael Flynn recently warned America, “If we don’t get this right, our country is done.” Americans are living in a historic time, yet few are aware of the significance of our moment. The Honorable Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network (www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net,) and a former nine-term state representative agrees wholeheartedly.

“Mainstream media usurps the law and prematurely ‘declares the next president,’” said Rohrer. “Citizens’ demands for a fair election are declared a conspiracy theory, and government overreach has extended beyond Constitutional limits to shutting down the very churches and the religious freedom our nation was founded to protect. Covid-19 is leading toward mass vaccinations and contact tracing, while world governments increase calls for digital currency, and even controlling travel through passports linked to vaccinations.

“Yet I continue to connect with fellow believers who recognize the importance of current events and are living faithfully to the Lord despite the world around us,” explained Rohrer. “Just as in biblical days of old, there remains a remnant.”

In the Old Testament, the nation of Israel always included a core of committed God-followers who declared the word of the Lord during times of decline or danger. Likewise, today our nation includes a vibrant remnant of American Christians who stand increasingly aware of the need for spiritual and national awakening.

“For the remnant believer, we are very clearly experiencing a renewed need to rely upon spiritual resources in what is ultimately a spiritual battle. Our Lord Jesus calls us to focus on three key areas in these turbulent times:

“First, the remnant believer is called to pray. We are primarily in a spiritual battle. We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against powers in the heavenly realm (Ephesians 6:12). If we do not rely upon God’s strength, we stand on our own and will fail. Yet with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).

“Second, the remnant believer is called to witness. This includes a firm conviction to communicate Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). He is the only way of salvation (Acts 4:12). We are to witness about the truth as well. In addition to sharing the need for salvation, our call must include challenging those in our sphere of influence toward a biblical worldview. As the apostle Peter taught, we are to ‘be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.’ (1 Peter 3:15)

“Third, the remnant believer is called to resist evil. James taught, ‘Resist the devil, and he will flee from you’ (James 4:7). We must withstand the devil, as well as the sin of our fallen society. Even when our culture chooses to accept sinful ways, we must remain faithful to oppose what the Lord calls sin. This challenge again calls us to prayer, as spiritual power stands as the foundation for resisting evil.”

According to Rohrer, as remnant believers, we are called to stand in the gap for truth. This is a positive element, a defensive as well as offensive effort that requires forward action. Our calling includes proclaiming the word of the Lord in the spiritual battle for our nation.

“Resisting evil is not passive but involves thought and engagement. We do not only avoid participating with evil; we actively oppose it,” said Rohrer. “Proverbs 28:4 notes, ‘Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them.’ For those who have yet to realize the implications of what is taking place, I urge you to awaken now! Decide now to join the faithful remnant who pray, witness, and resist evil in these last days.

“Be inspired and motivated. Determine to let God work through your efforts to impact lives and speak truth to those around you. Continue to stand in the gap for truth today.”

American Pastors Network President Sam Rohrer Points to 6 Old Testament ‘Woes’ for Israel That Align with America Today

In a day where false alarms, exaggerated warnings and intentional scare tactics are used by a deceptive culture, it’s sometimes difficult to separate true warnings from deceptive false alarms.

So, asks the American Pastors Network (APN), how can Christians differentiate between the two?

Sam Rohrer, president of APN, the largest national network dedicated to equipping pastors to be a voice for truth in the public square, and host of APN’s “Stand in the Gap” radio and television programming, says that Old Testament woes and warnings directed toward Israel have timely significance for America today.

“In the Bible,” Rohrer says, “the word ‘woe’ or warning is used nearly 100 times—98 to be exact,” he said. “The Old Testament prophets used it. Christ used it many times Himself. The word occurs in the Book of Revelation in final judgment. In nearly every case where a woe is given, the warning of judgment is certain, and God’s punishment imminent.”

As an example, Rohrer said, Noah warned the people for 100 years of a coming flood. The people heard, considered, rejected then died, illustrating that God gives His people warnings that they might live. Then in Isaiah Chapter 5, God’s prophet pronounced six specific warnings of imminent judgment against identified national sins.

“These woes were sobering, the sins specific and God’s judgment certain,” Rohrer said. “The message was to Israel, but the application is for America. When God warns, it’s real, and we’d better sit up and take notice.”

WOE #1: The sin of materialism. After God blessed the nation with security, wealth, houses and productive land, the people turned their back on Him. The result? God withheld His blessings, removed His protection, allowed rebellion within and threats of attack from without. Rohrer asks: Does this sound anything like America today?

WOE #2: The sin of hedonism. Consumed with an intoxicating addiction to alcohol, drugs, entertainment and partying, the nation willfully rejected God and the consequences of evil choices, as depicted in Isaiah 5:11.

WOE #3: The horrible practice of literally promoting sin and evil. As told in Isaiah 5:18, without regard for God or moral truth, the nation dreamed of evil, sinned without remorse and even belittled God by profaning His name and His truth.

WOE #4: The sin of moral relativism. Even more dangerous is when a nation redefines moral truth into moral evil, as outlined in Isaiah 5:20. This is accomplished by discarding the Ten Commandments as dangerous, killing the unborn through abortion and calling it reproductive rights, redefining marriage between two men or two women and much more. “Have these re definitions been made in America?” Rohrer asks. “Yes—all have!”

WOE #5: The sin of arrogance and corruption. God hates pride because it embodies the sin of satanic defiance against God, Rohrer said, pointing to Isaiah 5:21. Through pride, mankind pronounces himself to be God, which results in the rejection of God and eternal life.

WOE #6: The sin of corrupted leadership. The prophet warned: Woe unto the political and military leaders who through addiction become bribed and incapable of sound judgment.

“What is the result of continually ignoring God’s true warnings?” Rohrer said. “Isaiah 5:24 says that God’s love will be turned to anger, His blessings will turn to judgment, murder and death of the people will increase, enemy nations will threaten to attack—suddenly and overwhelmingly—and all trusted defenses will fail. It happened to Israel. It will happen to America if we don’t soon change our ways. It’s past time to look to God, repent and beg His mercy.

“The similarities of the six woes in Isaiah Chapter 5 and how they relate to America today are astounding,” Rohrer concluded. “What will we do to heed God’s warnings? Will we claim ignorance and say we were never warned? While God is full of mercy, His justice will prevail. When God warns, we’d better listen because time eventually runs out. God has been warning America, but America doesn’t seem to care.”

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American Pastors Network’s Sam Rohrer: ‘GSA’s Decision Usurps the Constitutional Process’

Recent headlines have reported that the General Services Administration (GSA) has given the green light to engage with Joe Biden’s transition team. In her letter to the Biden team, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy noted that the decision to provide transition resources should not be understood as a determination that one of the candidates has won the election.

Says the Honorable Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network and a former nine-term state representative, “The GSA decision to follow the unlawful ‘coronating’ of candidate Joe Biden as ‘President elect’ despite sufficient uncontested and certified votes to the contrary is but one more evidence of the unelected bureaucrats working hand in hand with illegitimate journalists in the media to usurp the Constitutional process by conferring a ‘constitutional status’ on someone they have no authority to confer.

“A desire to proceed with a ‘normal and legal’ transition to a new U.S. President must never be outweighed by an ‘abnormal’ and ‘unlawful’ transition to a new U.S. President.

“The circumstances pointing to the most compelling evidence of election fraud perpetrated by nefarious domestic and foreign enemies must be fully investigated, prosecuted, and rectified or there can never be a lawful election in the U.S. again.

“The willful refusal of elected leaders—too many even from the U.S. Senate GOP—to recognize the clear evidence of election fraud, is an indictment on them personally and a violation of the obligations of their Constitutional Oath of office to uphold and defend the laws of the United States. It is shameful and they should be publicly ridiculed for their miserable failure to pursue and defend justice.”

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American Pastors Network Has the Answer to Unlawful Power Grabs Across America: It’s Called ‘Restore The Law’—and It’s Up to the People to Get Legislators to Act Now

As the presidential election nears during this time of Coronavirus, one point is patently clear: Our great nation must reopen from coast to coast—and do so responsibly and lawfully. In all states and cities, it can be done. But everyone, including our legislative branch of government, needs to be on board with it for the long-term health and well-being of both America and all Americans.

For some time, the American Pastors Network has stressed its vital “Restore The Law” initiative, launched in response to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s orders to businesses, churches, schools, and other operations to shutter across the state in March. Though federal judge William S. Stickman wisely ruled that such an edict by the Wolf administration was unconstitutional, a federals appeals court subsequently ruled that the state could, in fact, reinstate COVID-focused restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings. This latest ruling in favor of lawlessness makes the “Restore The Law” initiative even more crucial.

Developments in Michigan bear continued close watching as well. The Michigan Supreme Court on October 2 ruled that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer violated her constitutional authority by continuing to issue closure and lockdown edicts for Michigan residents and businesses without the state legislature’s approval.

On their own, however, court rulings are insufficient. Neither the executive branch nor the judicial branch possesses the constitutional authority to write new legislation. Lawmaking is reserved for respective legislatures—and it has been usurped. Only lawmakers can reclaim this vital responsibility—and they must Restore The Law.

Says the Honorable Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network and a former nine-term state representative, “Citizens across Pennsylvania must work together—starting now—to contact members of the General Assembly, who are empowered and obligated to speak for them. Authority resides in the people, and the people must take it back through their elected representatives,” Rohrer adds.

He believes the Pennsylvania legislature needs to Restore The Law immediately. “We are in this situation in the first place because the legislature sought to invoke the law, only to be spurned by the governor and enabled by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Today, lawlessness again reigns—and only the legislature can ‘Restore The Law,’” Rohrer says.

American Pastors Network Has an Urgent Fix for the Lawlessness Across America: ‘Restore The Law’—Legislators Take Courage!

During the first debate of the 2020 election season, President Donald Trump made an important point that bears repeating at this time of Coronavirus: Our great nation must reopen—and reopen responsibly, carefully, and lawfully. In all states, it can be done. It must be done. And everyone, including the legislative branch of government, needs to be on board with it for the long-term well-being of Americans.

For weeks, the American Pastors Network (APN, americanpastorsnetwork.net) has stressed its vital “Restore The Law” initiative, which it first announced when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered businesses, churches, schools, and other operations to shut down across the state in March. Wisely, federal judge William S. Stickman ruled that such an edict by the Wolf administration was unconstitutional.

Yet any court ruling is insufficient. Neither the executive branch nor the judicial branch possesses the Constitution authority to write legislation and make law. Lawmaking is reserved to the respective Legislatures—and it has been usurped. Only lawmakers can reclaim their responsibility and Restore The Law.

Says the Honorable Sam Rohrer, president of the American Pastors Network and a former nine-term state representative, “Citizens across Pennsylvania must work together—starting right now—to contact members of the General Assembly, who are empowered and obligated to speak for them. Authority resides in the people, and the people must take it back through their elected representatives,” Rohrer adds.

 Stickman’s ruling gives the Pennsylvania legislature all the ammunition it needs to Restore The Law—so it must do so immediately. “We are in this situation in the first place because the legislature sought to invoke the law only to be spurned by the Governor and enabled by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Lawlessness now reigns and only the legislature can ‘Restore The Law,’” Rohrer says.

APN’s Restore The Law initiative is in line with the organization’s clear mission, which is to be “a voice for truth and an advocate for pastors in the public square by providing Bible-based and constitutionally consistent analysis and recommendations on matters of public policy.”

This is why the American Pastors Network recently released its Open Letter and Resolution at www.RestoreTheLaw.org.

Rohrer says further of Judge Stickman’s ruling last month, “It underscores not only the accuracy, but the content of our letter and resolution, and why the legislature must declare the July 1, 2020 Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision (regarding HR 836) to be ‘null and void and without authority.’ Judge Stickman’s decision gives overwhelming support to the legislature—but it does not re-establish the legislature’s constitutional authority usurped by our Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Wolf-led executive branch. Therefore, we must all, as citizens, call on our legislature to take courage and take action—now!”

Adds Rohrer, “The judge’s decision confirms the identification of the problem as lawlessness and by extension, the resultant serious unbalancing of the delicate balance of power in our Commonwealth—the same as we are seeing all across America. This usurping of authority and acting outside the law initiated by the Wolf-led executive branch and then enabled by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was fully detailed in our open letter and resolution,” Rohrer continues.

“No citizen nor judicial branch action can re-establish the constitutional balance of power or Restore The Law,” he also says. “This is why we called upon the legislature and we call now again on the Pennsylvania General Assembly to move swiftly and boldly to ‘Restore The Law,’ as called out in our open letter and resolution. While Judge Stickman identified the problem, he cannot prescribe the solution. We call on the legislature to do what only they can do: Restore The Law.” 

Learn more about APN’s urgent open letter and resolution at www.RestoreTheLaw.org.

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American Pastors Network Cheers Trump’s Nomination of Constitutionalist to SCOTUS

Consistent with its invitation to citizens, pastors, and lawmakers to Restore the Law violated by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, the American Pastors Network welcomed President Trump’s selection of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court of the United States seat left vacant after the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

APN values Barrett’s distinguished record of loyalty to the U.S. Constitution, to the original meaning of words codified by the founders and later lawmakers, and to the rule of law.

“APN supports President Trump’s nomination of Barrett, an originalist and strict constructionist, which rings true to our mission to be a voice for Truth and an advocate for Pastors in the Public Square by providing Bible-based and Constitutionally consistent analysis and recommendations on matters of public policy,” said APN President Sam Rohrer, a nine-term Pennsylvania state representative.

Barrett clerked for the late Justice Antonin Scalia — a renowned strict constructionist — after graduating from Notre Dame Law School, where she has taught for two decades. At 48 years old, Barrett would be the youngest justice currently on the Supreme Court.

Due to Barrett’s fidelity to the “plain meaning” of the Constitution and statutes, Rohrer has hailed Barrett as a model of virtue that Wolf falls far short of.

Last month, the American Pastors Network and Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, papastors.netsent an Open Letter to all three branches of state government and wrote a Resolution to accompany it. Rohrer has called on pastors to lead the citizens of Pennsylvania in their shared responsibility to Restore the Law (RestoretheLaw.org).

Federal judge William S. Stickman ruled that it was unconstitutional for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and his administration to shut down and provide other directives to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stickman said that Gov. Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine “crossed the lines” established by the U.S. Constitution.

Rohrer emphasizes that the overreach in Pennsylvania not only disrupts the heart of democracy; it is indicative of a government power-grab all across the country.

“The judge’s decision confirms the identification of the problem as lawlessness and by extension the resultant serious unbalancing of the delicate Balance of Power in our Commonwealth — the same as we are seeing all across America. This usurping of authority and acting outside the law initiated by the Wolf-led Executive Branch and then enabled by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was fully detailed in our Open Letter and Resolution,” Rohrer said.

“No citizen though, nor Judicial Branch action can re-establish the constitutional Balance of Power or Restore the Law. This is why we called upon the Legislature and we call now again on the Pennsylvania General Assembly to move swiftly and boldly to ‘Restore the Law’ as called out in our Open Letter and Resolution.”

With the near certain confirmation by the Republican Senate majority, the Constitution may find another friend and APN’s may find another voice as they insist on running the government in accordance with the law.

All people are invited to learn about APN’s open letter and resolution at www.RestoreTheLaw.org.

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In Response to Federal Judge Ruling PA Gov. Pandemic Shutdown Unconstitutional:

Citizens, Contact Your Legislators to Restore the Law; Legislature Cannot Recognize Court’s Ruling as Gov. Wolf Acted Outside the Law Causing Chaos

Federal judge William S. Stickman ruled that it was unconstitutional for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and his administration to shut down and provide other directives to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stickman said that Gov. Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine “crossed the lines” established by the U.S. Constitution. According to an article from the Pittsburgh Business Times, Stickman “…ruled limits on gatherings issued by the Wolf administration violated the First Amendment right of assembly and stay-home and business closures imposed in the early parts of the pandemic violated the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.”

American Pastors Network and Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, papastors.netlast month sent an Open Letter to all three branches of state government and wrote a Resolution to accompany it. APN President Sam Rohrer, a nine-term state representative, has called on pastors to lead the citizens of Pennsylvania in their shared responsibility to Restore the Law (RestoretheLaw.org).

Now that Judge Stickman has ruled Gov. Wolf’s guidelines as ‘unconstitutional,’ the legislature must do what only they can do to ‘Restore the Law,’ says Rohrer.

“Citizens across Pennsylvania must work together — starting right now — to contact members of the General Assembly, who are empowered and obligated to speak for them. Power belongs to the people, and the people must take it back through their elected representatives,” Rohrer continued.

While Rohrer understands that legislators may be hesitant, he adds that the Stickman ruling gives all the ammunition needed for the legislature to restore the law.

“We are in only in this situation in the first place because the legislature laid down to the PA Supreme Court and allowed the Executive and Judicial branches to break the law,” Rohrer said.

Rohrer said in reaction to the Stickman ruling, “It underscores not only the accuracy, but the content of our letter and resolution, and why the legislature must declare the July 1, 2020 Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision (regarding HR 836) to be ‘null and void and without authority’. Judge Stickman’s decision gives overwhelming support to the Legislature, but it does not re-establish the Legislature’s constitutional authority usurped by our Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Wolf led Executive Branch.

“The judge’s decision confirms the identification of the problem as lawlessness and by extension the resultant serious unbalancing of the delicate Balance of Power in our Commonwealth—the same as we are seeing all across America. This usurping of authority and acting outside the law initiated by the Wolf-led Executive Branch and then enabled by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was fully detailed in our Open Letter and Resolution,” Rohrer continued. “No citizen though, nor Judicial Branch action can re-establish the constitutional Balance of Power or Restore the Law. This is why we called upon the Legislature and we call now again on the Pennsylvania General Assembly to move swiftly and boldly to ‘Restore the Law’ as called out in our Open Letter and Resolution. While Judge Stickman identified the Problem, he cannot prescribe the Solution. We call on the Legislature to do what only they can do to now, ‘Restore the Law’”.

All people are invited to learn about APN’s open letter and resolution at www.RestoreTheLaw.org.

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Citizens Must Own Responsibility, Compel Legislature to Hold Executive and Judicial Branches Accountable for Unlawful Mandates

Sharp concern over Executive Branch and Judicial Branch violations of state law continues to spread among the citizens of Pennsylvania, as a growing number of the state’s pastors urge churchgoers to embrace their Biblical and Constitutional responsibility to hold the state government accountable for the unlawful coronavirus mandates currently in effect.

The groundswell of citizen concern is the latest ripple effect of an Open Letter that the American Pastors Network and Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, papastors.netrecently sent to all three branches of state government.

The Open Letter affirms the central role and responsibility of the citizen, in God’s plan for civil authority, to promote and uphold lawful and just government — and to hold officials accountable.

“We implore the Governor and the Justices to recognize their accountability to God first, to the People and to the Constitution. We implore them to do their first duty, which is to uphold the law, not to seek to make the law,” the letter states.

“We recognize that these are increasingly perilous days and that in accordance with God’s plan for society and as recognized by our Founders, the citizens and those in civil authority must lead righteously, morally and with fidelity. Any alternative will be destructive to the very foundations upon which this Commonwealth and nation were founded,” the letter continues.

APN President Sam Rohrer, a nine-term state representative, says citizens have a moral obligation to urge the Legislative Branch to hold the Executive and Judicial Branches accountable for overstepping their authority.

“The Executive Branch has broken the law, aided and abetted by the Judicial Branch,” Rohrer said. “We cannot wait for the judiciary — which is compromised and complicit — to restore the rights of the people that have been trampled in the name of public health.

“Power belongs to the people, and the people must take it back through their elected representatives,” Rohrer continued. “Citizens across Pennsylvania must work together — starting right now — to contact members of the General Assembly, who are empowered and obligated to speak for them.”

Rohrer is calling on pastors to lead the citizens of Pennsylvania in their shared responsibility to Restore the Law (RestoretheLaw.org).

“Everyone has a vital part to play to keep this body politic alive,” Rohrer said. “Pastors must give direction about the biblical source and limitations of civil authority. Citizens must follow their pastors’ direction and act to hold state officials accountable. Officials must respond to the will of the people and respect the source and confines of the power God and the people have entrusted to them.”

 

According to a Resolution accompanying the letter, neither Natural Law nor Pennsylvania Statue permit the state to usurp the sovereignty and consent of the people, whose rights come directly from God, not from a civil authority.

 

“Citizens of the Commonwealth have their liberties granted by their Creator, and protected by the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth … and the Commonwealth has the burden of proof to show citizens a threat to others before removing their God-given liberties,” the Resolution states.

 

The Resolution cites coronavirus-related Executive and Judicial Branch abuses of power, along with Defining the Problem, the Causes, and the Solution to the governor’s unconstitutional mandates imposed on the Commonwealth’s citizens as a result of his Declaration of Emergency on March 6, 2020.

 

APN holds that pastors, congregants, voters and state officials are out of excuses to ignore the governor’s and the court’s abuses of power.