Read this entire thread.
1/As a San Francisco resident and business owner, I’m wondering—can I trust the health judgments of leaders who let thousands live on the streets in their filth? And if we are now getting homeless into shelter, why couldn’t that have happened earlier? Doesn’t their health count?— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) March 17, 2020
Emergencies happen. Emergency powers exist for a reason (and we will get to that today or tomorrow).
But when citizens – taxpayers, business owners – can expect the government to always side with lawlessness, against them, how is popular self-government supposed to survive?
I do, sincerely, wonder how this nation can carry on as one big entity. Either it needs to re-embrace federalism (and neither major party is really on board, at least not nationally) or confront the notion that authoritarianism is creeping in (and no, not from the Bad Orange Man) in ways that this small-d democracy was never supposed to allow and decide if we’re OK with that…
…or re-evaluate the whole “unbreakable union of 50 states” thing.