Letter to North Carolina General Assembly: Withold Funds to Flat Rock Playhouse

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

Letter to NCGA Withold Funds To Flat Rock Playhouse


December 26, 2021

Dear North Carolina Senators and House Representatives: Are you aware that The Flat Rock Playhouse, the North Carolina State Theater, is requiring vaccine passports accompanied by a photo ID? You allocate our tax dollars to fund the theater. This action by the Flat Rock Playhouse is the hallmark of communist dictatorships, not a 245-year-old constitutional republic like the United States of America. This is not a Right-Left/Republican-Democrat issue. This is a violation of our civil rights guaranteed to us in The Bill of Rights.

In this country, medical privacy is the right of every American citizen. Whether we choose to take a COVID-19 vaccine or not is no one’s business - not the Federal government or the Flat Rock Playhouse.

The nameless, faceless, unelected bureaucrats at OSHA were never given authority to mandate vaccine passports (with a photo ID no less) by Congress because it’s unconstitutional. Congress did not give OSHA the authority to mandate vaccine passports let alone the Flat Rock Playhouse.

The Flat Rock Playhouse thinks they can discriminate and divide us, violate our individual inalienable rights, our bodily integrity, our medical privacy, and the rule of law. If you choose to continue funding the Playhouse, you will be complicit in these violations. The citizens of North Carolina never gave you the right to tax us to violate our rights or to bar us from our theater. Since you have the authority to allocate our tax dollars, you have the authority to withhold them.

I pay taxes to the state of North Carolina, Henderson County, and Flat Rock. If the Flat Rock Playhouse does not remove their illegal vaccine mandate and photo ID, the citizens of North Carolina urge you to do the right thing in your 2022 budget. Do not fund their fascism.

Link to ruling: https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/21/21-60845.0.pdf Congress Didn’t Give OSHA Authority to Impose Vaccine Mandates (dailysignal.com) Health and Safety | Flat Rock Playhouse Health and Safety | Flat Rock Playhouse https://flatrockplayhouse.org/health-and-safety

Thank you for your time and consideration. Jane Bilello jane.bilello@gmail.com

"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." Samuel Adams That time has come! JB