Anthony Fauci just revealed in an interview his level of authoritarianism, suggesting the courts have no business weighing in on a ‘public health decision’:
This is amazing to me. Fauci is saying the courts should not be involved in this ‘public health decision’, meaning he doesn’t think the CDC should answer to anyone or be held accountable for their decisions.
The decision by the judge wasn’t a ‘public health decision’ though, but a process decision. She found that the CDC acted unlawfully in invoking the transportation mask mandate:
“In her ruling, Judge Mizelle, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, found that the CDC had improperly invoked what is known as the “good cause exception”, allowing the agency to skip public notice and comment on the mandate.
“Because ‘our system does not permit agencies to act unlawfully even in pursuit of desirable ends,'” Judge Mizelle wrote, invoking another case, “the Court declares unlawful and vacates the Mask Mandate.””
To say the courts should have no jurisdiction on issues like this is to say that the CDC is the end all, be all and only accountable by itself. This is a very authoritarian position and extremely naive and leaves room for way too much corruption.
This position reminds of people who think the government knows best and always acts positively for the welfare of its citizens. Those people are normally dumb college students or younger. So what does this make Fauci?