News links for Sept 21, 2022
the Justice Dept. is out of control
If the pandemic is over—and it is—then Biden's emergency powers should end too. From: Reason. But Biden can't forgive billions of dollars in student loans if the COVID-19 national emergency is over.
The Justice Department was dangerous before Trump. It's out of control now. From: Matt Taibbi. The Trump case is almost incidental to this wider story of extralegal short-cuts, intimidation, improper searches, and especially, a constant, intensifying effort at discrediting the adversarial system in favor of an executive-branch-only vision of the law, in which your right to stand before a judge or jury would be replaced by secret bureaucratic decisions.
Not a single US state is requiring kids to get vaccinated to attend public school. Why? From: FEE. Economics may offer a clue as to why not one state is mandating vaccination to attend school in the 2022-2023 school year, even though many government officials support coercive vaccination policies.
Media melts down over Virginia schools barring males from Girls’ restrooms. From: Daily Caller. Corporate media outlets portrayed a Virginia policy barring teachers from socially transitioning children without parental permission and requiring sex-segregated restrooms in schools as an attack on transgender rights.
Biden nears 100 executive orders estimated to cost taxpayers almost $1.5 trillion. From: Fox News. Joe issued more executive orders during his first year in office than any president since Gerald Ford
DHS spends $700,000 in taxpayer money to study “extremism in video gaming”. From: Zero Hedge. As many Americans are well aware, the narrative surrounding what constitutes "extremism" or "terrorism" is ever evolving. If you are old enough to remember the early 2000s, many people were warning back then that the constitutional trespasses being developed in the name of fighting Al-Qaeda would one day be flipped around on the American people. And here we are...
Biden inadvertently declares his student loan forgiveness program illegal. From: Reason. If the pandemic is over, then how is the supposed emergency move justified?
Biden says the pandemic is 'over’. From: Daily Mail. Republicans demand end to all COVID restrictions after 60 Minutes interview declaration.