The Fantasy Powers of Two Governors

The idea of Democrat New York Governor Coumo is that he can impose “phases” on the re-opening of businesses and other infrastructure in that state. People should be reminded that the only politician foolish enough to attempt such economic controls was Richard M. Nixon and there was no “national emergency.” Nixon’s multi-year phases nearly wrecked the U.S. economy but at the time the Press chose to downplay that fact. Ordinary people were barely aware anything was going on, the Press actually manufactured that state of mind.

I was a purchasing agent during Nixon’s phased manipulation and all manufacturing companies struggled to find the products which only a few months before had flowed to manufacturing companies smoothly and reliably without the threat of national unemployment (and potential starvation). That “taste” of government control of our economy was enough to convince anyone who’d actually experienced it to swear off such political “brain storming” for life.

There are nineteen and a half million people living in New York State but the City of New York has a population of 8.4 million, 40% of the state total. Governor Cuomo proposes to put those 19.5 million people under unconstitutional lock down for the foreseeable future.

“No one knows when…” means either until collapse or until Cuomo is over ridden by higher authority.

And if he’s allowed to proceed, the Press will again cooperate by minimizing the exposure of the resultant disaster.

The broader potential threat posed by politicians like Governor Andrew Cuomo and Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer (who claims legitimate protesters to be “dangerously armed white supremacists”) is that their level of control will become deadly and also become the norm across the country. They both ignore that politicians serve only by consent of the people. The powers they are temporarily granted are also by the consent of the governed.

So when you hear politicians denouncing protesters who demand immediate opening of businesses and medically helpful places like parks and beaches (sunlight and adequate space are actually medical agents against any and all viruses) — you are hearing the politicians denounce people who demand their rightful independence of power-tripping politicians.

The Press is also complicit because of its need for revenues gained by emphasizing some facts while ignoring, downplaying or redacting other facts. How legitimate is journalism in view of that fact?

Politicians playing on our emotions to ensure their edicts are obeyed isn’t the kind of country it was meant to be.

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Jack R. Noel

Everything from business executive to grocery clerk and published writer. Now retired and able to get back to my first love: writing.