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Since Trump correctly noted that the decision to close individual states isn’t his to make, he also knows re-opening states isn’t up to him. Individual governors decide when to re-open their states-Americans for Limited Government, Romano

April 14, 2020

Trump “has noted that under the Constitution, the decision to close individual states is rightly not his to make.”

Image, NY Magazine cover, April 13, 2020 issue, “Times Square, 11 a.m. on Monday, March 30. Photograph by Alexei Hay.”

4/13/20, It took 50 states to get to a national lockdown, and it will take 50 states to reopen—and that’s a good thing,” Americans for Limited Government, dailytorch.com, Robert Romano

42 states have issued stay at home orders, and another three have some parts of their states closed in order to combat the…coronavirus. All 50 states have schools closed….

In the U.S., anywhere from 17 million to 20 million jobs have already been lost, with many more to come for every week the economy remains closed….

Just as it took all 50 states to get to the point of a national lockdown, so too will it take all 50 states to reopen when individual state governors determine it is safe to do so.

For as much as [so-called] journalists keep asking President Trump to override the few states that have not issued stay at home orders — all their curves are really flat anyway likely owing to very low population density and all the other measures that have been taken, including closing schools — he has  noted that under the Constitution, the decision to close individual states is rightly not his to make.

The states are the ones with the schools closed and the stay home orders. This is a case study in how federalism works.

New York City appears to have needed much more aggressive mitigation than, say, Wyoming, because in New York, 8 million people live on top of one another in the five boroughs, the largest, most densely populated city in America. It’s not one size fits all….

In the meantime there is no national stay at home and it is in fact individual governors who are the ones making the actual decisions that are resulting in the economic shutdown….

Ultimately, states will tell us how quickly the economy can be reopened, eventually converging into a national, layered strategy taking into account the major differences between metropolitan areas and the suburbs and rural regions of our vast country. That’s the way the Constitution was designed. It is working as intended. And that’s a good thing.”

“Robert Romano is the Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government.

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Added: “Social distancing” is a dream come true for the US Ruling Class (certainly for the GOP) because it means we the rubes are finally bound and gagged. We can’t protest Trump’s theft of $2.2 trillion of our tax dollars based on early erroneous numbers because we’re being forcibly silenced: The most influential projection of future deaths from the disease has lowered that guess again. Just one week ago on April 1, the death projection was 93,651, it was lowered on April 4 to 81,766 and just one week into April the projection is now at 60,415.”

4/8/20, Projected death toll dramatically lowered after anti-malaria drug approved, Americans for Limited Government, Fairfax, Va., Pres. Rick Manning, Press Release

“Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement reacting to the IHME’s death toll projections being lowered to 60,415 from 81,766 [25%]:

“Projections on the number of cases of COVID-19 are far less important than the actual deaths from the…virus. Now, the most influential projection of future deaths from the disease has lowered that guess again. Just one week ago on April 1, the death projection was 93,651, it was lowered on April 4 to 81,766 and just one week into April the projection is now at 60,415.

“While the public health care bureaucrats will attribute the precipitous drop in the all-important death projections to social distancing”…

[Definition of “social distancing:” Bound and gagged rubes must remain bound and gagged for 18 months to 2 years]

(continuing): “the model assumed that social distancing would be implemented in its projections.

“What has significantly changed in the past week was President Trump’s successfully convincing the Food and Drug Administration to allow the anti-malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine and other antivirals to be prescribed to treat the disease on March 31. While correlation does not necessarily mean causation, it is significant that doctors across the nation have been given the go-ahead to use this treatment and many are reporting success that should not be discounted. Those governors who are restricting the use of this medicine need to reevaluate that political decision in order to help save as many of the lives of their constituents as possible.

“President Trump has put the health of Americans first and has risked his economic legacy to protect American lives. Now, as the death projections continue to collapse, Americans for Limited Government urge the country to come behind President Trump as he looks toward restarting the economy. The great news that we are winning the war against the COVID-19 virus will hopefully lead to our economy re-opening around the country not suffering as a hot spot by May 1.”

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