President Trump invoked more emergency powers, calling himself a "wartime President".
NEWS BRIEF: "Trump Invokes Act to Marshal Private Sector against Virus: "Wartime President", NewsMax, 18 March 2020
"Managing dual health and economic crises, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will invoke a federal provision that allows the government to marshal the private sector in response to the coronavirus pandemic."
During any emergency, it is always a good idea to be able to coordinate the government and the private sector. Such coordination will ensure that the two power houses will not be working against one another.
"Trump, now describing himself as a 'wartime president', said he would sign the Defense Production Act 'in case we need it' as the government bolsters resources for an expected surge in cases of the virus."
The American people have always rallied around a successful "Wartime President". Therefore, if President Trump can successfully paint his leadership with this label, and if the people view his defense as a "victory", then he is going to be very hard to defeat at the polls in November.
This reality is the reason the Democrats are trying very hard to attack the effectiveness in leading the country in the fight against the Coronavirus.
Did you realize that Trump has now accumulated the authority to slap an Absolute Dictatorship on us, should he want to do so?
According to the powers Trump has activated, these are some of the control he now possesses:
* "The Defense Production Act gives the president a broad set of authorities to shape the domestic industrial base so that it is capable of providing essential materials and goods needed in a national security crisis." (Ibid.)
* "The law allows the president to require businesses and corporations to prioritize and accept contracts for required materials and services." (Ibid.)
* "... the president (can) provide incentives for the domestic industrial base to expand the production and supply of critical materials and goods." (Ibid.)
* "... power to quarantine individuals suspected of being infected by the virus ... " (Ron Paul)
* "... "stop and seize any plane, train or automobile to stymie the spread of contagious disease". (Ron Paul)
* "... call out the military to cordon off a US city or state." (Ron Paul)
* "If anything, what people like Fauci and the other fearmongers are demanding will likely make the disease worse. The martial law they dream about will leave people hunkered down inside their homes instead of going outdoors or to the beach where the sunshine and fresh air would help boost immunity." (Ron Paul)
"We have seen this movie before. Government over-hypes a threat as an excuse to grab more of our freedoms. When the 'threat' is over, however, they never give us our freedoms back."