Nearly half of registered voters say they don’t want COVID rules being passed down from the federal government and would rather they be made by local authorities.
The question was put to a representative group of 1,200 registered voters who were asked if they would prefer mitigation measures be instituted locally or nationally, and 47 percent said they would prefer a local source for such rules.
While 47 percent said they don’t want a one-size-fits-all, national set of rules about the virus, the Just The News/Rasmussen poll also found that 40 percent would not mind if the federal government stepped in to force one rule on everyone. Another 12 percent said they were not sure.
Of course, the fact is there is no legal way for the federal government to push a single set of COVID mitigation rules on everyone. No federal agency — including the president — have any such power to compel the entire nation to toil under one set of health rules.
President Trump has left COVID mitigation rules up to the states for a good reason… he has no other legal choice.
Our federal government is not like the governments in Europe or the rest of the world. It does not have the same autocratic powers.
This is a good thing. After all, even with this supposed “pandemic,” what is good for New York City is not right for central Montana, or the farmers of Iowa!
This also means that Joe Biden’s braying during the late presidential campaign that he would “stop COVID” is a bunch of lies. If he becomes president, he’ll have no such power to “stop COVID.”
Those claims always were lies.
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