Donald Trump is fighting a multi-front war against the coronavirus and the Democrats trying to undermine him.
But now all hell is on the verge of breaking loose.
And that’s because William Barr will make this one demand of the Supreme Court that no one expected.
President Trump announced his administration would end federal social distancing guidelines on April 30 and released a plan for a phased reopening of the American economy beginning May 1.
The President initially left the decision on how and when to reopen the economy to the governors.
Some Democrats like New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and members of the fake news media want to leave the lockdowns in place for months with no end in sight in order to destroy the economy so the Democrats can win in November and rebuild America into a socialist nation.
Attorney General William Barr let it be known during an interview with center-right radio host Hugh Hewitt that the administration had no time for such funny business and would step in and take action if governors let the lockdowns drag on into May.
“We have to give businesses more freedom to operate in a way that’s reasonably safe,” Barr explained. “To the extent that governors don’t and impinge on either civil rights or on the national commerce — our common market that we have here — then we’ll have to address that.”
Barr detailed how the strategy to convince reluctant governors to lift the lockdowns would begin with an attempt to persuade them.
And if that failed, the Department of Justice would file a statement of interest and join lawsuits to end the lockdowns.
“We’re looking carefully at a number of these rules that are being put into place,” Barr added, “And if we think one goes too far, we initially try to jawbone the governors into rolling them back or adjusting them. And if they’re not and people bring lawsuits, we file statement of interest and side with the plaintiffs.”
Barr explained that the new standard would be if a business can be run safely, and if so, it should be reopened.
“The question is not whether a business is essential or nonessential, but whether the business can be operated safely.”
The Attorney General warned that indefinite lockdowns violated civil liberties as they turned into illegal house arrests and that locking down states for months on end would kill the economy and destroy society.
“These are unprecedented burdens on civil liberties. The idea that you must stay in your house is close to house arrest. … You can’t just keep feeding the patient chemotherapy and say well, we’re killing the cancer, because we were getting to the point where we’re killing the patient. … Now is the time to move to a more targeted therapy,” Barr told Hewitt.
There is no doubt these legal challenges could go all the way to the Supreme Court.
Many fake news pundits derided Bill Barr as a proponent of unlimited executive authority.
But in this case, Attorney General Barr would be filing lawsuits to rein in out of control executives that threatened the safety and stability of the economy and the nation.
American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.