Democracy Dies In San Francisco

Read this entire thread.

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?

It can’t.

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.

2 thoughts on “Democracy Dies In San Francisco

  1. Leftist degenerates like to tell us they only trust sound, scientific evidence to guide their actions.

    CDC didn’t say shut everything down. They said limit crowds to 50 or more and keep people spread apart. Although there are a few leftist led cities that are jumping on the scorched earth bandwagon locally, at the state level that’s what we are doing in SC, and as far as I know, throughout the South.

    All of our major SC industries, BMW, Mercedes, Micheline, Fuji, the Port of Charleston and the inland port in Greer, Bauch & Lomb, GE & etc. are implementing good housekeeping and sanitary measures while everyone keeps working. The extent of precautions at my company is restricted, but not banned air travel…we may update it if reliable science suggests it is smart.

    Leftist leaders can crash the economies of their own sewers, by all means; please do it. But hey, there is a way out for them. If they really care about small businesses, and want to mitigate the damage their transparent power mongering caused, they can and should wave payroll and income taxes for businesses with say, 50 or less people. And what about a, say, 20% one time state income tax deduction for people making $150k and less per year? Sure. Government employees can show how much they care and share the pain.

    Wait, that would mean government would take the hit for it’s own incompetence, and limit their ability to maneuver…they’ll burn everything to the ground before that happens.

  2. And of course, Minnesota’s governor wants to keep the surplus in this time of crisis in order to help people – though giving it back would help people that paid into that surplus and are now wondering how they’re going to pay rent and buy groceries for the homes they’re supposed to hunker down in.

    Let’s see if any governors – emboldened by this emergency authority – decide to go after one of their favorite targets: automobiles. In the name of forcing people to stay put for safety, will they close gas stations, or impose 8-gallon limits? I’m keeping the tanks topped just in case, especially with all this cheap gas we have right now.

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