Earlier this week I wrote an article about how President Trump got Leftists to admit that the government has no money. The money belongs to the people. And we entrust government to do right by us.
So when President Trump decided to put his name on the stimulus checks, Democrats had a fit. They quickly declared that the money isn’t Trump’s. They informed Americans that Trump was only giving taxpayers our money back.
Since when have Democrats believed anything like this? For them, government supplies all the benefits. And the people just wait for their handouts.
Well Trump “trumped” Leftists again.
Western Journal explains how President Trump got Democrats to decentralize government, and actually recognize the 10th Amendment:
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump said, with regard to reopening the country’s economy as reported cases of the coronavirus decline, that he alone can decide when to turn the key and fire up the nation’s economic engine.
“The president of the United States calls the shots,” Trump said at Monday’s White House press briefing.
Regarding state and local governments, he added, “They can’t do anything without the approval of the president of the United States.”
USA Today tweeted:
When asked about states’ rights to decide when to reopen schools and businesses, Trump said, “The president of the United States calls the shots.” https://bit.ly/3b8Aq5e
When asked about states' rights to decide when to reopen schools and businesses, Trump said, "The president of the United States calls the shots." https://t.co/Pp9pMVXkRl pic.twitter.com/OYmKd3aely
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) April 15, 2020
The article continues, showcasing how Democrats were lured into proclaiming “states’ rights”, ergo the 10th Amendment.
Of course, the words sent Democrats, media outlets and even many Republicans clamoring to correct the record.
Indeed, the president of the United States does not have total authority over the states — something Trump knows and conceded a day later when he said individual governors would have the discretion to reopen their states when they see it fit to do so.
On Thursday, the president unveiled an 18-page letter of guidelines suggesting how governors can mitigate a resurgence in coronavirus cases as they decide when to open their states, The Hill reported.
But Trump’s letter was too late for many Democrats and far-left activist reporters who had already fumbled over themselves to support the 10th Amendment.
The New York Times declared that “Trump’s total authority claim is rejected across ideological lines.”
NPR reported that “Trump falsely claimed ‘total’ authority over states — now he’s backpedaling.”
The Week ran a story headlined “Trump’s frightening claim of ‘total’ authority.”
So Trump admits he’s not a dictator. Further, he’s conceded that the federal government has limited rights when it comes to dealing with states.
And so did the Democrats.
Forbes brought up the 10th Amendment back in 2017. They noticed how Democrats suddenly decided the 10th Amendment should be honored. And now they’ve done it again.
Leave it to Trump to get Democrats on record for states’ rights. Put another way, it will be difficult for Democrats to argue for a big centralized government after this.