“It is fortunate that the restrictions Gov. Lamont’s Executive Order outlines for Connecticut’s houses of worship are simply recommendations rather than regulations. Otherwise, they would constitute absolutely impermissible burdens on every Connecticut citizen’s First Amendment rights to free speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of religion – our First Freedom. ...
“Public” Health, Indeed
It’s the kind of information that’s released on a summer Friday — when no one’s supposed to be paying attention — for a reason.
After all the self-congratulation about how well Connecticut’s version of ObamaCare is “working,” it’s profoundly alarming to learn that a backpack was found containing the personal information of 400 people . . . and Access Connecticut paperwork. Oh, and it was discovered on the street in Hartford where Access Connecticut’s offices are located.
Citizens have been coyly informed that a “possible” breach may have taken place, and (of course) all the appropriate investigations are being undertaken (cold comfort, no doubt, for those whose personal information was in the abandoned backpack).
If it turns out that what happened is what obviously appears to have happened, it illustrates just one more potential danger of widespread state collection of personal information — and a clear rebuttal to those who would argue that state health care in Connecticut is peachy keen.
**Meghan Portfolio contributed to this article** If it seems like there has been a new executive order from Gov. Ned Lamont every day, you might not be too far off – it’s closer to every other day. Since the public emergency declaration 78 days ago on March 10, Lamont has ...