Kelli Ann Cox, Publisher, The Golden Hammer
It’s time for Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of Fear-Mongering in the United States, and Joe Biden, the ostensible President-Elect and also the coming “Fear President,” to learn some basic American civics. Both Fauci and Biden need to understand that, in a federalist system of government with a written Constitution, the United States Government and the governments of the various 50 states have limited powers.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Fauci called for the use of “widely publicized measure” to combat the Chinese Coronavirus on a national level. Fauci and Biden agree that the federal government in Washington, D.C., should implement national mandates.
Fauci said, “One is the universal wearing of masks or cloth coverings. The other is maintaining physical distances – at least six feet.” He added that
“people should also avoid crowds, particularly indoors; conduct activities outdoors if possible; and frequently wash their hands. If those five public health measures were adhered to universally and consistently over the country,” Fauci said, “it is clear from my previous experience with other nations and even regions in our own country, we would not be having the degree of surging of cases that we are currently seeing.”
Fauci has called for a national approach to the virus. What he doesn’t understand, however, is that the federal government has limited powers, while the President is elected to a 4-year term under Constitutional limitations. Biden will not become the dictator of the United States for 4 years, even though he may crave such authority.
In the federalist system of government, state governments, not the federal government, have the reserved authority to take actions to protect the public health, safety, and morals to the degree their own state Constitutions permit such actions. That’s what the Founding Fathers established when they adopted the United States Constitution, largely under the leadership of Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison at the Constitutional Convention, which concluded on September 17, 1787.
Nothing under American law would permit Fauci or Biden to declare martial law and implement a nationwide mandate for their vision of the government response to the Chinese Coronavirus.
Nothing that has happened with the Chinese Coronavirus would justified setting aside the basic freedoms, individual rights, and institutional constraints, which the Founding Fathers of this Nation so carefully crafted.