David Horowitz to Newsmax TV: Supreme Court Ruling on Religion/COVID Refreshing

Former liberal-turned-conservative author David Horowitz called the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that prohibited New York Gov. Mario Cuomo’s COVID-19-justified limits on religious gatherings ”refreshing” because the ”Democrat Party has abandoned America.”

”The most troubling thing about all the troubles we’re going through is how the Democrat Party has abandoned America,” the 81-year-old Horowitz said on Newsmax TV’s ”The Chris Salcedo Show” on Friday.

”They’ve forgotten the fundamental principles. It’s refreshing to see the Supreme Court reassert them. But it should have been a 9-0 vote. You can’t defend the freedom of liquor stores to open and not churches and synagogues.”

Horowitz was reacting to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision issued late Wednesday that barred Cuomo from enforcing his ”cluster initiative” that placed limits on church services to ostensibly limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The ruling appeared to overturn two previous rulings this summer, the most recent in July regarding a case out of Nevada in which a 5-4 court approved much stricter state regulations on churches than casinos.

The Nevada case, and an earlier one out of California, came with Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the court. She died in September and was replaced by Amy Coney Barrett.

”The most basic freedom we have as Americans is religious freedom, freedom of conscience,” said Horowitz, whose book, ”Blitz: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win” released in June has been listed on the bestsellers list of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

”It’s how the country was created. It was created by religious refugees from religious persecution.”

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