"Public Health Emergencies" Are the Government's Unlimited Power 'Cheat Code'
Want to hijack every landlord's property? Declare a public health emergency. Supreme Court abortion decision didn't go your way? Declare a public health emergency.
At least that Senator Elizabeth Warren's bright idea.
"On Friday, with the release of the Dobbs decision, we entered a perilous time that threatens millions of women across this nation. We urge the president to declare a public health emergency to protect abortion access for all Americans, unlocking critical resources and authority that states and the federal government can use to meet the surge in demand for reproductive health services. The danger is real, and Democrats must meet it with the urgency it deserves," a New York Times op-ed co-written by Warren and Senator Tina Smith proposes.
Not being able to murder as many babies locally is not a public health emergency. Just the opposite.
But give Liz credit for coming up with an exciting new way to abuse "public health emergency" at a time when the term, the concept, and its implementing agencies are already desperately short of credibility.
Warren also doesn't provide much in the way of details on this "public health emergency", but spends the bulk of the op-ed demanding the elimination of the filibuster the Electoral College, free elections, and dispatching dissidents to gulags.