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"The federal government has absolute power. As to whether I'll use that power, we'll see."
originally posted by: TaninimLong
a reply to: Melen
Agreed. Though, we have the same issue in Canada. This State of Emergency has essentially become a power-grabbing opportunity to bypass what were supposed to be rights and freedoms. And now they simply need to extend the duration of the emergency, and there you go! How to build a totalitarian state for dummies.
originally posted by: Plotus
And then you have people who will not obey recommendations like the Governor of South Dakota with the most new cases in the country. Way to go...! Not.
So what freedoms have you been denied ?
"Between this and his desire to be 'president-for-life' I'm pretty happy that more people are buying guns. The government's power must be kept in-check, either through the branches of government or buy the states. He is not a king" = opinion
Canada don't count....
some of you just don't get the 'stay home' concept to fight what could be an out of control deadly catastrophic virus. Your petty reasons and stubbornness are all that matters. What does matter, is extraordinary times take extraordinary measures.
It's pointless to even have conversation with such embedded 'spin' and prejudices as a mindset.
This will pass and we will be back to normal with Pelosi and dems being inflexible and insane, like it was for you libs, back 'in the good old days'
And yea, President Trump will get re-elected in a landslide despite your hyperbolic protest.
Donald J. Trump
For the purpose of creating conflict and confusion, some in the Fake News Media are saying that it is the Governors decision to open up the states, not that of the President of the United States & the Federal Government. Let it be fully understood that this is incorrect....
originally posted by: Fallingdown
a reply to: Sookiechacha
First amendment .
If the governor’s aren’t allowing you to go to work.
That falls under the right to assembly .
The First amendment pretty much covers everything that’s why I picked it .
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: YouSir
"National security" would have been a good reason for Trump to have locked down the country and/or declared martial law.
"National security" is not going to give the president ultimate authority to force businesses to open, people to patronize them or force parents to send their children to school, if local and state officials are being advised the opposite by medical professionals.