Why James Madison Would Be Appalled at Fauci’s Contempt for Checks and Balances

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Jon Miltimore

“Dr. Fauci last week expressed dismay that a federal saw fit to block the Centers for Disease Control’s transport mask mandate. Speaking to CNN’s Kasie Hunt, Fauci made it clear he didn’t just disagree with the legal reasoning of Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle — who’s [sic] opinion he described as ‘unsound’ — but was upset that the judicial branch more broadly had the authority to block CDC public health edicts. … When Fauci says ‘there’s no place for the courts’ to interfere with CDC policy, he’s explicitly rejecting a bedrock principle of the American system: checks and balances. His vision of public health would seem to more closely resemble that of China, where the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t have to worry about its authoritarian edicts being overturned by pesky courts.” (04/27/22)