Without admitting it was a power grab, reopenings are a pyrrhic victory.
last edited: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 13:46:04 -0500
For nearly 12 months, governor's around the country from both the GOP and the Dems have instituted authoritarian, unconstitutional and out right illegal lockdowns with the complicity of their judicial appointments and virtual silence from their Legislatures.
Now, they are beginning to "reopen" and people are claiming "victory.". But this is no victory - or if it is, it is a self defeating victory for the victor (what is often termed a pyrrhic victory). In the victory are the seeds of further destruction of our nation. By granting the governor's the authority to "reopen" we admit they had the legal authority to close things down, setting a dangerous precedent for the future.
Without holding our elected officials accountable and forcing them to admit what they did was contrary to the rule of law, we are tightening the government shackles on our own lives.
It's good that things are returning to normal, but the HOW is just as important as the fact that it is so.