It is either both or neither. In this case, if it is not understandable, it cannot be forgivable.
(Now I think we've *both* split enough hairs!)
Not forgivable because the result is the deference to, acceptance, and even support of the curtailment of Liberty... plus by a mayor who has a NATIONAL agenda to wreak further Constitutional harm (Which in my book makes him a treasonous domestic terrorist who needs to hang.). Dig it?
What would the Founders do?