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The delta variant is here. The delta plus variant is spreading. The lambda variant has been detected. In a few years my child will be promising the omicron variant in college. Some people want the masks back. Some people want lockdowns. Others want vaccine passports.
Many conservatives believe the resurgence of COVID-19 is about expanding the power of government. Vaccine passports, vaccine warrants, mask warrants, etc., are all part of a sinister plot for federal control.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden and the Democrats fell asleep on June 29, 2021, when the Supreme Court ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not have the power to maintain a moratorium on evictions after its due date. end of July 31, 2021. It wasn’t until July 31, 2021, as homeowners braced for evictions, that Democrats woke up. First, Biden said he did not have the authority to extend the moratorium. The CDC said it also did not have the power. Then, on August 3, 2021, Biden extended the moratorium while stating that he really had no authority to extend the moratorium.
The whole reality is that our government has an “elective” dysfunction. Our government is inept, incompetent and incapable of performing its basic functions.
Across the country, mask mandates are met with rolled eyes. In Washington, DC, the city’s mayor violated his own mask mandate at an indoor wedding reception. Here in Atlanta, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ mask warrant has been ignored even by police.
The resurgence of COVID-19 is not being used by the government to take control of our lives. The government cannot even control a microscopic organism that we have a very effective vaccine to fight against. The government cannot control who refuses the vaccine. The government cannot control who refuses to wear masks. The government cannot control its various bureaucrats, who are on television and contradict each other in a cacophony of confusion. What we have is theater, more and more of the absurd, by the federal government in a vain effort to distract us from its incompetence.
Every time Dr Anthony Fauci is on TV now, he confuses the situation. Dr Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, has appeared on television and advised parents to mask themselves at home in front of their children. Then he said he misspoke. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the CDC, fails to convey to his organization the slightest sense or convey the slightest sense of competence.
Our government has let its public health leaders, who have never faced a global pandemic, suddenly rush to take the lead. They apparently had no media backing beforehand and overlap in turf wars for control of messages and funding. It’s rather embarrassing. We see how much public health officials have longed for the opportunity to direct our behavior, how bad they are, and how bad they are at enforcing the law.
Frankly, Americans should accept and embrace incompetence as a characteristic, not a bug. The voltages in the federal electrical malfunction were pre-programmed by the founders. Without congressional action, the bureaucracy eventually implodes, and states are supposed to respond vigorously anyway, which most do.
Our government is not good at distributing budget funds to tenants or landlords; deliver mail; or fight a virus. Sadly, he seems increasingly incompetent at preparing for and fighting wars. Much of this incompetence has led to a collapse of confidence in our institutions. Now the government, with ever more enthusiasm, is trying to compensate for its electrical dysfunction with more bureaucracy, more demands and more inefficiency. Perhaps instead of trying harder and getting even less, the federal government should step back, carve out, restructure, and demand Congress to lead rather than hand over its role to non-bureaucrats. elected and disconnected.
The very simple rule should be that if Congress fails to reach consensus, the issue at hand should be left to each of the 50 states, not federal bureaucrats, to find their own viable solutions. The only cure for the federal government’s electoral dysfunction is less nationalization and more federalism.
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