Tuesday, 14 April 2020

when somebody’s the president of the united states, the authority is total—and that’s the way it’s gotta be… it’s total and the governors know that

Whilst Trump—who previously begged off any responsibility for the way that corona-crisis has unfolded and dismissed it as a hoax and refused to impose a nationwide shut down, leaving the states and municipalities to sort that out themselves and squabble over life-saving equipment as medical infrastructure becomes overwhelmed—now proclaims dictatorial powers, despite Amendment X to the Bill of Rights regarding delegated rights and devolution to the people and the GOP traditionally staunch proponents for that principle, and will order the states on reopening economic activity and relaxing restrictions on movement and congregation. Governors and mayors, despite this assertion, are coordinating efforts and pledge that health outcomes and scientific modelling will determine future courses of action and not the politics of incumbency.