The Attorney General of the United States is the chief law enforcement officer in America. Bill Barr is unqualified to have that position for one reason; he obviously has failed to read the Constitution: The Law of the Land.
Barr destroyed the Justice Department by altering the very reasons for its existence. It has become Trump’s personal team of attorneys. What Barr has done is to waste an incredible amount of time destroying U.S intelligence, eroding relationships with allies, and trying to back up Trump’s numerous conspiracy theories, he has also been eking out time to threaten Black communities, killing investigations into Trump, and destroying oversight authority. This Trump stooge is not finished kissing Trump’s humongous derriere.
Trump is desperately attempting to reopen the country’s businesses, although health experts are warning against it. Trump is encouraging the members of his cult to violate state’s laws and protest ‘stay at home orders’ in groups. Barr decided to take it a step farther.
As of Monday, the United States had one-third of all coronavirus cases in the world. More than 43,500 Americans have lost their lives from the pandemic. State’s governors have shown leadership Trump failed to take and limited the amount of cases previously predicted by the CDC by ordering their citizens to stay home. The truth is that this has become the single most effective fight against the virus.
However, Trump’s puppet, Bill Barr, is more concerned about these ‘shelter-in-place’ orders than saving lives.
“These are very, very burdensome impingements on liberty,” said Barr. He seemed to admit that the actions being taken by governors were, in fact, aligned with guidelines that belatedly appeared from the federal government. However, said Barr, “we adopted them … for the limited purpose of slowing down the spread, that is bending the curve. We didn’t adopt them as the comprehensive way of dealing with this disease.”
Barr went on to claim that he will attempt to ‘strong arm’ governors, and if that is not effective, he may sue them in federal court.
First, he needs to read the Constitution. Laws must be enforced to ‘protect the greater good.’ Individual rights only apply if they do not ‘infringe on the rights of others.’ Most importantly, this issue is covered in the tenth amendment which guarantees the rights of every state to establish rules and laws which are not within the jurisdiction of the federal government.
Barr’s only job is to protect federal law which is not in violation of the Constitution. He is not Trump’s personal servant, and must be impeached.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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