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News Story Source: https://www.fff.org, by Jacob G. Hornberger
With some people advising Joe Biden to adopt a nationwide lockdown when he assumes the presidency, this would be a good time to ask an important question: Where in the Constitution does it authorize the federal government to impose a nationwide lockdown? For that matter, where does the Constitution authorize the federal government to combat pandemics? Indeed, where in the Constitution is the federal government authorized to do anything with respect to healthcare, including providing people with Medicare and Medicaid?
When the Constitution called the federal government into existence, the premise was that this would be a government of limited powers. If the federal government didn't delegate a certain power to the federal government, then federal officials were precluded from exercising it.
One can search the Constitution for as long as he wants, but he will never find any grant of power to the federal government to enact mandatory lockdowns, Centers for Disease Control, the D
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