After Telling Trump He Has The Power To Do Something About Bat Soup Virus, Liberals Seem Upset About His Call To Open Churches

Remember when all the media folks were telling Trump to use his power to Do Something about COVID19, even when he didn’t actually have that power? Well, now, Vox seems upset

Trump claims he will “override the governors” who closed churches in the pandemic

At a press conference Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced he would order churches reopened despite the coronavirus pandemic — something he almost certainly does not have the power to do.

State governors, Trump claimed, need to allow churches to reopen “right now, for this weekend.” He added that “if they don’t do it, I will override the governors.”

State governments, not the White House, have the primary responsibility to decide how their states will react to the pandemic.

Wait, wait, I thought Trump was in charge, that the president was in charge? Isn’t that what outlets like Vox were telling us? Now, suddenly, when it involves churches being forced to stay closed while people can run around willy nilly at Home Depot, Trump doesn’t have the power?

But even assuming churches have a substantial enough impact on interstate commerce that Congress could order them reopened, Trump is not Congress. Trump can invoke existing laws that give the federal executive branch some power to help manage a public health crisis, but those statutes largely permit the federal government to support ongoing state efforts to control a disease, or to quarantine people seeking to enter the country or to cross state lines.

Notably, when reporters asked White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany to identify which provision of federal law permits the president to override a governor’s public health order, McEnany did not do so. Instead, her answer — “the president will strongly encourage every governor to allow churches to reopen” — appeared to concede that Trump only has the power to try to persuade governors to change their policies.

Which is exactly what Trump was trying to say. That he would try and persuade them.

Yet while Trump almost certainly does not have the lawful authority to order churches reopened, he is the head of the Republican Party and his words are likely to shape the views of many GOP partisans — some of whom are sitting judges.

Suddenly, Vox is concerned about judges being partisan. Even when they are following the Constitution.

So, while Trump does not have the lawful authority to order churches reopened, his rhetoric is likely to influence politicians and at least some Republican judges. That means the courts could require churches to reopen long before the virus is under control — potentially leading to new outbreaks like the ones in California and Arkansas.

You know one thing Vox has forgotten about? There are 51 Constitutions. A federal one and one for each state. You know this. Liberals forget about it. And they all include provisions about protecting the right to worship as one sees fit. Even in liberal California.

Governors, particularly the Democrat ones, would have been better served asking religious institutions to be careful, appealing to their better natures, rather than locking them down. Same with the leftist media. Anyhow, it’s amusing that they are losing their minds over Trump wanting churches to reopen and claiming he doesn’t have the power.

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5 Responses to “After Telling Trump He Has The Power To Do Something About Bat Soup Virus, Liberals Seem Upset About His Call To Open Churches”

  1. formwiz says:

    They wanted him to axct like they did, and how Zippy wished, but he acted like an American.

  2. samoore says:

    Interesting that Vox seems to think the Commerce Clause applies here, and not the First Amendment.

    • formwiz says:

      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

      I also think he’s just letting them have their way.

      Until they scream for mercy.

      These morons are throwing money around as if it was water and they lived in the Atlantic Ocean; they’re expecting bailouts after putting aside state funds for abortions for illegals and other frivolous enterprises.

      Trump and Cocaine Mitch won’t give it to them despite Jeffery (he’s growing the debt) wails how it’s for the chil’run.

      And then comes November. When the people come out en masse.

      Now for whom and for what party do you think they’ll vote after 8 months of this nonsense (10 if you count the impeachment)?

  3. FunnyThat says:

    A brief update and one of importance.

    We are finding through extensive blood work substantial resistance to Covid-19 by those who have previously been infected with a cold caused by one of four common corona viruses. There are four main corona viruses which cause the common cold. Whenever someone is exposed via a corona virus the body produces long lasting T-cells which we are finding act to inhibit the viral loading caused by a typical bout with SARS-CoV2.

    What this apparently is doing is preventing people from being symptomatic or if they become symptomatic they are almost always mild to moderate in nature, last only a few days and pass. This is an important finding because it will allow us to potentially use other existing strains of corona virus as a means to a vaccine.

    This could explain, and I must stress could, why so many people get exposed and have almost no symptoms or very minor symptoms.

    While much study needs to be done when thinking of exposing the populace to a non Covid-19 strain of the corona virus it offers another promise that there is more than one potential vaccine that might work against SARS-CoV2.

  4. Dana says:

    President Trump doesn’t have the power to open churches, but, then again, the states don’t have the power to close them. The problem has been two-fold:;

    1 – So many people were panicked about this, and didn’t resist at first; and
    2 – When people started waking up, a few weeks had already been lost. Lawsuits were filed, but the courts take time, and the results have been mixed. State courts have generally deferred to the Governors, costing additional time before the federal suits got filed. When two federal judges in the Bluegrass State finally handed down injunctions against Reichsstatthalter Andy Beshear’s (NSDAP-KY) illegal orders, the churches had already been forced closed for seven weeks.

    Federal judges out on the left coast have upheld Reichstatthalter Gavin Newsom’s (NSDAP-CA) orders, and while there has been an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court, who knows when, or even if, the Court will take it up. The Supremes only have to delay action another few weeks, and the states will start ‘allowing’ churches to reopen, rendering the cases moot . . . but leaving intact the history that the states can order churches closed.

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