The Radical Faction’s Supreme Court takeover is complete

It’s hard to understand why authority seems determined to prolong the deadly COVID-19 pandemic but obviously they are. Are from Politicians ban mask requirements arrive media celebrities promoting vaccine misinformation, nothing escapes the fact that Republicans and their allies simply don’t care that more than 850,000 thousand Americans have died in less than two years after this disaster and that hundreds of thousands of them they are still dying because they refuse to save lives. Vaccine. That the majority of them are their own part have died because they believe that right-wing conspiracy theories are just hoaxes, but they clearly believe that this is politically good for them and gives they are highly appreciated.

I guess I was hoping against all the evidence to the contrary that there was some corner of the formerly conservative world that was on top of exploiting a global health disaster for their own benefit but that is a silly illusion. Not even the Supreme Court can set aside their partisan and ideological goals in the face of a woeful crisis. Yesterday, they joined the anti-vax fanatics of Fox News and Info-Wars and block the execution about the Biden administration’s “vax or check” requirements for large businesses. If they could bend the rules just a little more then surely the majority would have joined Tucker Carlson last night to celebrate.

Courts tried to eliminate a majority with three libertarians plus Chief Justice John Roberts and Judge Brett Kavanaugh refusing to block mandates for healthcare workers – despite the fact that four justices voted to block that is also startling. However, keep in mind that there are still cases underway about that quest, so I guess conservatives are still hoping they’ll be able to convince Kavanaugh or Roberts to join them on the dark path. Currently, the federal government has the power to mandate that facilities serving Medicare and Medicaid patients require their employees not to knowingly spread the deadly virus to their patients without good cause. A rare moment of sobriety.

Still, it’s still quite interesting to see the entire right wing of the US political system, all the way up to the Supreme Court, come together to work to contain the pandemic so that they can be blamed on the wrongdoers. their political opponents for failing to contain the pandemic. Talk about teamwork.

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Initial reports suggest that large businesses that have been affected by the mandate are divided on the issue. Some, like United Airlines, have imposed their own mandate, report that they are 99% compliant and satisfied with the results. Other things are plan to scrap their plan now federal duty is no more. And if one has the illusion that this is about freedom, or the market, or small government, the ideas that used to be the backbone of conservative thought, some states are red has imposed a ban on private owner vaccine request. So without federal authorization, even employers looking to protect their workforce and customers would be forced to allow unvaccinated employees to fall ill, transmit the virus and make them bear the cost. Obviously, the Supreme Court agrees that this makes sense, which is scary.

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The majority is of the opinion that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is beyond its authority because COVID is not specific to the workplace. They say that since people can also get it elsewhere, an agency tasked with ensuring workplace safety does not have a business that makes the regulation. I just point out that this rationale should come as a surprise to people who have worked from home for the past year and a half, along with school workers, front-line workers, and basically anyone who goes to work for a living.

It’s absurd. There’s nothing more disrupted by a pandemic than work – you know, that place where people gather inside buildings to spend at least 8 hours letting everyone else breathe? Of course COVID is being spread in the workplace, possibly more than anywhere else. This rationale makes no sense at all. People can be exposed to asbestos in places other than the workplace, but employers still request to make sure they can’t get it at work. Dissent of three sane judges clarify How silly the majority decision is:

“Understanding everything else in this dispute is a simple question: Who decides what level of protection and what kind, what kind of protection do American workers need from Covid-19? Or the courts, lacking any knowledge? any knowledge of how to protect the workplace and insulate it from liability for any damage it causes?”

What remains undetermined but has really been unraveled in all this is the larger agenda of this Supreme Court. As law professor Kim Wehle explains in this work for the Atlantic Ocean, this ruling was the first in a conservative court crusade to abolish the administrative state:

“If Congress is hampered in its ability to recruit agencies that fill out the details of its broad mandate, life in the United States could change dramatically. Agencies make the rules and regulations affecting the stock market, consumer product safety, the use and trade of firearms, environmental protection, discrimination in the workplace, agriculture, aviation, radio and television technology, financial institutions, federal elections, natural gas and electricity, highway construction and maintenance, import and export, human and veterinary medicine, and even licensing and control. inspect nuclear power plants.”

That is the goal. It’s odd that they exploit a deadly disease that kills thousands of people every day to develop it, but they have a mission and nothing can stand in their way. In fact, there’s an entire school of thought devoted to the idea that not only is it unconstitutional for federal agencies to enact regulations, but that Congress doesn’t have the authority to delegate that task to them in the first place. In this view, public health and safety is only a function of the state.

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If you’re not a fan of the dark intrigues of the right-wing legal community and who can blame you, the idea should sound familiar anyway since you’ve heard it from a number of other sources. less prominent. Recall that none other than Steve Bannon was blurs on the “administrative state deconstruction” since his national prominence. Recently, he is telling everyone that he is training 4,000 “shock troops” who will be ready on the first day when Donald Trump is reinstated as president to take over all federal agencies to dismantle the bureaucracy and corrupt government regulations.

The goal of destroying the government regulatory apparatus that made America a first world nation is shared by Republicans from Bannon to Utah Senators. Mitt Romney to Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney to Chief Justice John Roberts and every conservative in between. And it’s one of the most radical agendas any political faction has ever taken. If you want to know why all Republicans support Donald Trump even when they know he really doesn’t fit, this is it. They have received their court and their dreams are about to come true. Unfortunately, it was a nightmare for the rest of us.

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