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AP bemoans pandemic authoritarianism without mentioning United States – HotAir

AP bemoans pandemic authoritarianism without mentioning United States – HotAir
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When you look over that list, it might make you feel like the executive mandates and authoritarian control exerted by many governors and mayors here in the United States really doesn’t seem so bad by comparison.You have to read all the way down to the end of that AP article before you find the only mention of the United States, however, and it’s only one sentence long.“In the United States, President Joe Biden has veered away from the populism of Donald Trump, but a Republican Party radicalized by the former president’s supporters has every chance of winning power again.And here in the United States, the federal government may not be imposing such policies directly, but they’re also not doing anything to discourage these practices.

Seeing governors and mayors ordering everyone to stay at home and quarantine while they go out and about maskless to wine bars and such certainly struck me as being rather dictatorial in nature.When legislatures began rushing to pass emergency power laws that ceded legislative control to the governors and mayors, it wasn’t hard to see potential trouble on the horizon.

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