Joe Scarborough has set himself up as an expert on how to run a country while the truth is, he couldn’t manage a cathouse on a naval base.
He is now demanding that President Trump order the entire country lock down. In fact, several on the left have made the same demand. The truth is none of them know the constitution, as retired Army Col. Kurt Schlichter pointed this out.
If you read the 10th Amendment to the constitution, you would see that Trump does not have the power to lock down the entire country.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Simply put, since the federal government does not have this enumerated power, it is then reverts to the states. In fact several governors have locked down their states.
It is funny that after three years of calling president Trump a dictator, the left wants him to take on dictatorial powers to lock the country down. And BTW, in every case the left has accused Trump of using unconstitutional power grabs, the courts have found in his favor everytime, overruling the decisions of activist judges appointed by Obama and Clinton.
A casual reading of the 10th Amendment would make it clear to Scarborough that all powers not specifically granted to the federal government are reserved for the states.
Last month, Scarborough complained that Trump is a “would-be dictator” who wants to throw him and other liberal media figures in jail. Now he is declaring that the president is irresponsible for not placing millions of Americans under completely unconstitutional house arrest.
Listening to these claims, you almost get the idea that the media are using the crisis as an excuse to do what they have been doing for the past four years — attack Trump.
Scarborough was not the only one on the left to criticize Trump for not exercising unconstitutional power. Daily Beast editor Molly Jong-Fast was also unhappy with power being reserved for the states in handling the crisis.
“So the states are basically governing themselves because our president doesn’t know how to president at all?” Jong-Fast tweeted March 16.
Steven is a syndicated columnist for DavidJHarrisJr.com, The Range and other news websites. He is also an author, whose books can be found on Amazon.com. All enjoy a 5 star rating. They are A Walk Through the Willows, Melissa’s Song, The Tangled Web, Innocent, The Calculating Corpse and It’s All About me.