Trump Legacy Tramples Mask Mandates

Let freedom ring!

Once again, Trump scores a major triumph against power-obsessed Dems, chiefly in the form of one of his many appointed judges.

This time, a judge in Florida, much like a Trump-appointed judge in Texas, stepped in to fend off the White House’s attempts to turn America into an authoritarian state.

In Texas, a judge stepped in repeatedly to help Abbott quell the massive border crisis, set to grow even worse when Title 42 expires.

In Florida, a judge stepped in, effectively saying “enough is enough” about the CDC’s unlawful extensions of mask mandates on public transportation.

U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle effectively voided the latest extension of mask mandates, declaring them to be “arbitrary and capricious,” not to mention unlawful.

Unsuprisingly, the federal agency dodged the standard notice and comment process for rulemaking, with the CDC claiming it could do so as a result of the “good clause exemption.”

However, Mizelle shredded the pitiable “good clause exemption” defense, effectively pointing out the blatant power grab initiated by the agency.

“The CDC’s failure to explain its reasoning is particularly problematic here. At the time when the CDC issued the Mandate, the COVID-19 pandemic had been ongoing for almost a year and COVID-19 case numbers were decreasing,” Mizelle writes, “this timing undercuts the CDC’s suggestion that its action was so urgent that a thirty-day comment period was contrary to the public interest.”

The White House has shown its general aversion to “public interest” since Day 1, starting with the brazen preference for illegal aliens over hardworking Americans.

And, in its quest for absolute power, the White House has shamelessly disregarded any semblance of respect for checks and balances.

Ironically, the media long accused Trump of being a “dictator” without evidence, yet it sure seems that Democrats land in hot water for human rights issues far more frequently.

The tension has amplified ever since Democrats thought it would be a good idea to launch a full-on assault on freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and, most recently, freedom of movement via lockdowns.

In other words, the Democrats took Saul Alinksy’s advice to heart: “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

No surprise that Alinsky was a key influence on Clinton early on in her “career.”

Fortunately, patriots such as Trump did as much as possible while in power to limit the influence of Alinsky’s anarchy, chiefly in the lifelong appointment of federal judges.

“Because our system does not permit agencies to act unlawfully even in pursuit of desirable ends, the Court declares unlawful and vacates the Mask Mandate,” Mizelle proclaimed.

Near immediately after the announcement, the TSA announced it would no longer enforce mask mandates, followed by pretty much every other airline that had been begging for relief for months.

Literally everyone but the far left and White House were thrilled, as Psaki instantly began ranting and raving about how “disappointing” it is that federal agencies were called out for acting unlawfully.

“The CDC recommended continuing the order for additional time two weeks to be able to assess the latest science in keeping with its responsibility to protect the American people, so, this is obviously a disappointing decision,” Psaki groused.

It’s also “obviously disappointing” that the Biden administration destroyed energy independence and countless small businesses, so it’s about time the White House learns what some “disappointment” tastes like.

Biden blew off masks half the time anyway, only to pointlessly wear them alone on a beach later.

“The CDC continues recommending wearing a mask in public transit,” Psaki added pointedly.

Then keep on masking, Psaki.

The rest of us will live our lives in peace, thanks … As much peace as possible, given the White House’s current international antics.

Author: Jane Jones