76.9 F
College Station
Friday, July 23, 2021

David Marcus: Pandemic Power Grabs By Governors, Big Tech Were Anything But Sensible

Local News

College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021....

Governors’ and big tech’s partisan pandemic power grabs were anything but sensible, said David Marcus, a writer for The New York Post and author of “Charade: The True Story of the Coronavirus Crisis.”

“The American people were told to stop using their common sense for a year, right?” Marcus told Federalist Publisher and Host Ben Domenech on Fox News’s “The Ben Domenech podcast.” “‘This is science. Common sense has nothing to do with it.’”

One of the biggest polarizing factors of the pandemic, Marcus explained, occurred when state legislatures “punted the football” and gave governors and health officials unchecked power.

“They were just like ‘Hey, Governor, here’s all the power. Have it for as long as you want. We’re washing our hands of this.’ And one of the huge problems with that is that governors don’t do constituent services,” Marcus explained. “…For a year and what I as far as I’ve been able to find in a completely unprecedented fashion, state legislators just stopped functioning. The people lost their voice, utterly and completely.”

Marcus said this was a problem because “we can’t substitute the American people through their elected representatives making their own choices for a panel of experts appointed by governors or a president.”

“I do think that that central orthodoxy of conservatism, keep the government out of it, you know small government, limited government, is incredibly challenged by big tech and their power because we might be at a point where the only thing that can stand up to that are the levers of government power, and if that’s true, then conservatives need to rethink some things,” Marcus said.

While governors such as Democrat Andrew Cuomo wielded their massively expanded power poorly and hurt Americans in the process, Marcus said wasn’t until big tech companies began cracking down on certain people such as Dr. Scott Atlas that he saw how political COVID-19 had become.

“That was a huge wake-up call, not just in terms of that narrative of setting up heroes and villains but then big tech putting its thumb on the scales and the villain can’t even

Continue reading on thefederalist

More articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

State News

Choosing Sides

William Travis famously drew a line in the sand, asking his fellow Alamo defenders to join him in putting their lives on the line...

Choosing A Side

In this 50th episode of the Reflections on Life and Liberty podcast, Michael Quinn Sullivan continues from last week his look at the plains...

All Eyes on Texas?

This week Brandon is joined by Texas Scorecard’s Jeramy Kitchen to talk about the week’s news. Catch The Headline LIVE right here this, and...

New Poll Shows Wright Maintaining Double-Digit Lead in Congressional Runoff

In the final days of a congressional runoff between two North Texas Republicans, just-released internal polling shows candidate Susan Wright maintaining a double-digit lead...

Texas Governor’s Race Continues to Get National Attention

As Gov. Greg Abbott attempts to ward off Republican opponents in the 2022 primary election, one of his challengers is boasting a national endorsement...

Continue reading on thefederalist