My wife shared a link with me for a story on wsbtv.com. Here is the headline: “White House task force puts GA in ‘red zone,’ committee gives state 2 weeks to send new Covid-19 plans.” Wow, that sounds bad and a departure from President Trump’s commitment to federalism and states’ rights. It kind of sounds like a White House committee is ready to bring down the hammer on us. My first inclination was that Trump is playing with losing Georgia if he starts mandating actions.
Here’s the rub: the “committee” referenced in the headline is a House of Representatives committee — you know, that Democrat-controlled House. Nowhere in the article does the writer explicitly say that this letter came from the House of Representatives.
The article starts by describing the body as a “federal coronavirus crisis subcommittee.” For those of us who received some Civics education, that subcommittee term is a giveaway. But I think that hiding this fact is a purposeful action. You see, they need to make it sound like President Trump is dictating to Georgia. Of course, the truth is the opposite.
The article does state that the subcommittee chairman, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) sent the letter to four states and was not targeting Republican governors. 21 states (that’s nearly half) are in the “red zone” and 17 had “not been adhering to guidelines.” The letter was only sent to the four states who had not confirmed to this federal body that they would “comply.”
Let me get this right. 21 states are in the “red zone” and 4 of them instituted the magical guidelines from the start, so the science says? Then there’s the Democrat congressman’s choice of words: these other states “have refused to comply with the critical recommendations of the task force.” Did you catch that? They refused to comply with recommendations so Congress is requiring a new plan from the states?
Setting aside the fact that a Congressional subcommittee has no authority to require a state to provide such a plan, this is how the Left operates: they “recommend” and then require “compliance.” Read Orwell’s “1984” again and remember “newspeak” … we are there now.
If your neighbor recommends an eating establishment, there is no expected coercion if you don’t check it out (unless maybe if your neighbor is a radicalized leftist in which case your refusing to try the new place must have something to do with your racism).
This report describes life under Democrat Party control, mandates from the “smart people” in D.C. and us uneducated rubes out there just do as we are told, or else. Never forget that way back in April when Governor Kemp was discussing the opening plans, Atlanta Mayor Bottoms rebutted that if it were up to her, “we would lock down the whole country.”
Never were truer words spoken, so let us re-elect President Trump and get these leftists out of power before they are able to make such decisions “up to them”!
Peachtree City, Ga.