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It's extremely dangerous to have an autocratic personality as commander in chief in a democracy. amirite?

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Yes, that would be extremely dangerous.

"So far, President Trump has mostly dismissed the notion of an undefined national lockdown or national quarantine, and has repeatedly declined to recommend that all states issue some sort of stay-at-home order.

"But does the president have the constitutional and statutory authority to issue some form of a national lockdown, similar to what has been done in Italy? It's not likely he does, constitutional experts say."

"There's not a federal lockdown authority or anything like that, or a federal quarantine authority," said Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute and legal consultant for CBS News.

"The president could shut down airports and ports and the interstate system potentially and things like that," but the president has no general authority to restrict citizens as they go about their daily lives, Shapiro said.

"A national lockdown, I think, is pretty far out of bounds for the president," said Keith Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell professor of politics at Princeton University's Department of Politics and an expert in constitutional interpretation.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/na...sident-powers/

"Democratic nominee Joe Biden said that if he were president, he would shut the country down to stop the spread of the coronavirus, if that were recommended by scientists."
https://www.usatoday.com/story/...nd/3415927001/

Biden and Harris call for three-month nationwide mask mandate
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fa...th-nationwide/

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