March 24, 2020
Washington, DC

Conservatives are troubled by reports that the Department of Justice is seeking additional authorities during the coronavirus pandemic, including the right to detain individuals without trial.

The public health crisis facing the country is unprecedented, and a whole of government approach is underway. However, using this crisis as a justification to violate the basic civil liberties of Americans is unconscionable, and in no way justified.

This is also true at the state level, where unprecedented shelter-in-place orders threaten civil liberties as well. We urge governors to make any movement limitations temporary and tailored. A federal shelter-in-place order should be avoided at all costs. Public health must be protected, but so, too, should the rights of Americans under the Constitution.

Americans have mobilized with extraordinary speed and cooperation. The Trump administration has lifted regulations and expedited actions to begin vaccine testing, facilitate production of necessary medical equipment, and restricted foreign access to the country as appropriate.

These actions are justified. A dramatic expansion of the police state is not, and we emphatically oppose it.

 


Alfred S. Regnery

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

Chairman,
Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund 


Rod D. Martin

Founder & CEO

The Martin Organization, Inc. 


Haley E. Martin

President

The Martin Foundation


Guillermo J. Aragon

Chief Financial Officer

Martin Imaging, Inc. 


The Honorable David McIntosh
President
Club for Growth


Jenny Beth Martin

Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund


The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan
(1981-1985)


Noah Wall

Vice President of Advocacy

FreedomWorks


Mary Vought

Executive Director

Senate Conservatives Fund 


Lisa B. Nelson

Chief Executive Officer

American Legislative Exchange Council 


The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman

Constitutional Congress, Inc. 


Myron Ebell

Director,
Center for Energy and Environment,
Competitive Enterprise Institute 
 


Scott T. Parkinson
VP for Government Affairs
Club for Growth


The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio


Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America


Michael Farris

President, CEO & General Counsel

Alliance Defending Freedom


David N. Bossie

President

Citizens United


Craig Shirley

Reagan Biographer

Presidential Historian


Susan Carleson
Chairman/CEO
Carleson Center for Welfare Reform


Amy Kremer

Chairman

Women for America First


Jake Hoffman

President & CEO

Rally Forge


C. Preston Noell III

President

Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.


Kielle Horton

President

The Lindsey Foundation


Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property


Khadine Ritter

President

Eagle Forum of Ohio


Charlie Copeland

President

Intercollegiate Studies Institute


Matthew Tyrmand

Principal

Matthew Tyrmand LLC


Elise Neff

Executive Assistant to President

Students for Life of America


Eric Georgatos

Executive Producer

America Can We Talk?


Dean Nelson

Chairman

Frederick Douglass Foundation


Elaine Donnelly

President

Center for Military Readiness


Bill Shaker

CEO

Washington Marketing Group


Dr. Paige Patterson

President

Sandy Creek Foundation


Floyd Brown

Publisher

Western Journal


Ambassador Henry F. Cooper

Ronald Reagan’s Chief Defense and
Space Negotiator and
Former SDI Director


Joseph A. Morris
Attorney and Partner, 
Morris & De La Rosa &
Assistant U.S. Attorney General,
Reagan Administration


George Landrith

President

Frontiers of Freedom


E.C. Sykes

General Partner

Aslan Ventures


Twila Brase

RN, PHN President and Co-founder

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom


Amapola Hansberger

President

Legal Immigrants for America


Dr. Carolyn McLarty

Secretary

Eagle Forum


Barry Meguiar

President

Ignite America


Dr. Richard Rounsavelle

Trustee

Media Research Center


Melvin Adams

President

Noah Webster Educational Foundation


Lewis K. Uhler

Founder and President

National Tax Limitation Committee


Lori Roman

President, American Constitutional
Rights Union Action


The Honorable Mike Hill
Representative

Florida State House


Mario H. Lopez

President

Hispanic Leadership Fund 

Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project & 

Executive Director,
Conservative Partnership Institute 


Sherri R. Martin

Executive Vice President

The Martin Organization, Inc.


Christina Murphy Lusk

Campaign for the
American Future 


Shawn A. Mitchell
Former National Chaplain, 

NFRA 


Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.
President and CEO, First Liberty Institute 


Tom McClusky
President
March for Life Action 


Rachel Bovard

Senior Director of Policy
Conservative Partnership Institute 

(CPI)


Adam Brandon

President

FreedomWorks


Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

Partner

Foley & Lardner LLP


L. Brent Bozell, III

Founder and President

Media Research Center 


The Honorable Tony Perkins

President

Family Research Council 


The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership
Institute Member, 

US Senate (SC 2005-2013)   


Christopher Malagisi
Executive Director of Outreach
Hillsdale College 
 


David Bozell

President
ForAmerica 


William L. Walton

President

Council for National Policy 


Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council


The Honorable Gary L. Bauer

President

American Values 


The Honorable Penny Pullen

Former Commissioner, Pres. Reagan’s
Commission on the HIV Epidemic


Jim Backlin

Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Christian Coalition of America


Benjamin Nieuwsma

Founder and CEO

Navigo


Eunie Smith

President

Eagle Forum


Richard Norman

Founder and President

The Richard Norman Company


Kay R. Daly

President

Coalition for a Fair Judiciary


Trent England

Executive Director

Save Our States


Paul Gessing

President

Rio Grande Foundation


Judson Phillips

Founder

Tea Party Nation 


Anne Schlafly Cori

Chairman

Eagle Forum


Sal Russo

Co-Founder and Chief Strategist

Tea Party Express 


Kevin Freeman

Founder

NSIC Institute 


Bob Carlstrom

President

AMAC Action 


Rob Chambers

Vice President

AFA Action


The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

ConservativeHQ.com 


J. Christian Adams

President

Public Interest Legal Foundation 


Saulius “Saul” Anuzis

President

60 Plus Association   


Karen England
Executive Director,
Nevada Family Alliance &
Capitol Resource Institute


The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel

U.S. Secretary of Energy
(1982-1985)
U.S. Secretary of Interior
(1985-1989)


Jim Martin

Founder/Chairman

60 Plus Association 


Seton Motley

President

Less Government 


Martha Boneta

President

Vote America First 


Lisa Calvert

Christian and Faith Speaker

Rabon & Calvert Int


Robert K. Fischer

Meeting Coordinator

Conservatives of Faith 


Eli Lehrer

President

The R Street Institute 


Cindy Honcoop

State Director

Washington Eagle Forum 


Paavo Ensio

Chairman

Universal Minerals Group


Willes K. Lee

President,
National Federation of Republican Assemblies


Joan Holt Lindsey

President

Lindsey Communications


Allen Hebert

Chairman

American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

 

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