Op-Ed: States Must Prevent the Return of Emergency-Power Tyranny


Most Americans are likely pleased that when they turn on their televisions, no longer are there talking heads and public-health figures breathlessly discussing Covid-19 case counts and deaths. Broadly, the media as a whole are no longer incessantly reporting on the topic, and nationally, the federal public-health emergency declared for the Covid-19 pandemic terminates on May 11.

While the old signs of the pandemic have virtually vanished, Americans won’t forget what their governments did to them.

For most Americans, the pandemic was their first exposure to the expansive nature of emergency-power laws and how dominant they make a single individual in times of panic and uncertainty.

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