Colorado Politics profiled The Steamboat Institute’s Stopping the Stampede Against Civil Liberties campaign:
Steamboat Institute urges conservatives to speak up on civil liberties
Joey Bunch, Colorado Politics Jun 11, 2020
Civil liberties, however, is just another way of saying freedom, says the conservative-as-Reagan Steamboat Institute in northwest Colorado. The coronavirus is the cause.
Jennifer Schubert-Akin, the institute’s chair and CEO, feels like freedoms shouldn’t be surrendered without a challenge. Today’s emergency is tomorrow’s norm; one British guy rigs his sneakers to potentially go off 18 years ago, and we’re still going barefoot through airport metal detectors. Stuff has a way of sticking.
“A side effect of this virus is revealing the inner tyrant of some of these elected officials,” she told me in a phone call. “It’s not all of them. I think the majority of our elected officials are really trying to balance public health and safety with the economic and social part of it.
“But on the other side, we’re seeing civil liberties being trampled.”
In this age of Zoom meetings and social distancing, citizens’ voices are being muted, such as when Routt County adopted a face covering ordinance with a $5,000 fine and possible jail time, while the state only considers masks necessary enough for a recommended use, Schubert-Akin pointed out.
The reins of power need to be snapped by the citizenry, she said.
The conservative outfit is looking for folks to share their stories about how rules are affecting their lives and businesses and where emergency powers have gone too far.
Read the full story at Colorado Politics HERE.