(AmericanProsperity.com) – As new strains of the COVID-19 virus appear, governments around the world grapple with how best to contain it without overstepping the power they’ve been given. In our own nation, President Joe Biden may push the limits of his power as he considers drastic measures to contain the virus.
New Variants Push for New Rules
New, highly-contagious coronavirus variants from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil have made it to our shores. Currently, most cases of these variants are found in California and Florida.
As they spread, it’s likely that the Biden administration will begin using emergency actions to “impose additional public health measures for domestic travel.” These measures are outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
One such measure put forth by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky would be to require a negative COVID-19 test result for a domestic flight. Not surprisingly, there’s been pushback from the airline industry. Biden may also consider shutting down domestic travel from certain hotspots through emergency action.
White House Lingo Prepares the Masses for Restrictions
As a government slowly limits the freedoms of its people, it will often try to reframe a situation with new phrases in order to justify its choices. We saw this with Biden’s first executive order, which mandated masks in federal spaces and during interstate travel. The order called it a “100-day masking challenge,” seemingly making a game out of forcing Americans to wear something across their face.
In addition, a White House official called our nation’s fight with COVID-19 a “war,” likely to justify the fact that “all options are on the table.” The official also said the Biden administration is considering “anything that would help mitigate the spread.”
By escalating the fight against COVID-19 to an all-out war, the administration has set itself up to use drastic, likely freedom-limiting, measures to fight it. But, America was built on freedom, and our citizens are far from giving any of them up.
~Here’s to Your Prosperity!
Copyright 2021, AmericanProsperity.com