The very stupid thing that was the government-mandated lockdown in the name of the China Virus begat a lot of very stupid things.
One of them was the federal government moratorium on paying rents and mortgages.
Was the federal government doing this constitutional? Heavens no.
Because where in the Constitution is the federal government expressly empowered to impose itself upon hundreds of millions of privately negotiated rental agreements? Hint: It’s not.
(Where in the Constitution is the federal government expressly empowered to create a Center for Disease Control [CDC]? Hint: It’s not.)
“But wait,” one might say — “That’s an eviction moratorium. Not a moratorium on paying rents and mortgages.”
One might say that — if one is completely ignorant about humans and their nature.
What is the number one reason humans pay their rent or mortgage? To avoid being kicked out. Because duh.
Remove that threat from the equation, and all heck breaks loose.
Of course, the idiotic lockdown put many well-intended people into a position where they simply could not pay.
But many ill-intended people took full malevolent advantage. Again, if you doubt that, you are completely ignorant about human nature.
Care for another example thereof? Ok — the jobs market…..
Leftists and their government cohorts took full advantage — of the ill-intended taking full advantage of the work moratorium.
And Leftists and their government cohorts took full advantage — of the ill-intended taking full advantage of the rent-mortgage moratorium. This, from November 2020….
But eventually, all those backed-up rent and mortgage payments will be due. And that’s when all heck will REALLY break loose.
And Leftists/bureaucrats LOVE all heck really breaking loose. Because “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is a radical Leftist organization. We first documented our
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