“CDC Bureaucrats can now enact laws”, Monterey Herald, submitted 8-5, 2021, unpublished
The Democrats have finally turned undemocratic, anti-constitutional law, and anti-representative government. An unelected bureaucrat, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, signed an eviction moratorium order to stop residential evictions. Yet, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that only the U.S. Congress can pass laws, not the CDC.
As any student of high school civics knows, Congress enacts laws, not the President, not bureaucrats, not judges. So, where does Walensky get her authority to take away the property rights of landlords? She has none, at least not in a constitutional republic where rule of law is upheld.
President Biden voiced similar concerns, arguing that, “Constitutionally, the bulk of the constitutional scholarship says that it’s not likely to pass constitutional muster.” Nonetheless, Biden refuses to countermand the CDC order. Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, also refuses to use Congress’s law-making responsibilities to pass an eviction moratorium.
It appears that Democrats have turned America into a bureaucratic dictatorship, where congressional laws are routinely violated and U.S. Supreme Court rulings ignored. Democracy is dead. It is clear that the Democratic Party is no longer beholden to American democracy. USA—rip.
Lawrence Samuels, Carmel