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    Default FNC’s Napolitano Says Trump Can’t ‘Override’ Governors on opening churches

    Honestly, I don't think Trump planned on or plans to override them. I could be wrong, but I think the plan is to once again put the responsibility on them based on so many complaints. If they open it reflects on him to an extent, and if they don't open shop, any blame will reflect on them, the governors.

    I think each state should decide. Based on their OWN numbers and if they have been going down hill for a certain amount of time. While if others are increasing, they may decide to wait.

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    FNC’s Napolitano Says Trump Can’t ‘Override’ Governors on Opening Houses of Worship — ‘In a Word, No’

    Friday on Fox News Channel’s “The Daily Briefing,” network senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said President Donald Trump’s declaring during the White House press briefing that he could “override” governors to reopen houses of worship was incorrect.

    Perino asked, “Does he have the power to do that?”

    Napolitano said, “In a word, no. As ill-advised as these gubernatorial orders are, as essential as is the right to worship, as fundamental as it is, as absolutely protected by the First Amendment as it is, the president does not have any authority to override the governors. I will tell you, but the president can do. He can’t dispatch the Department of Justice to file lawsuits in federal court, and judges can override the governors. But the president on his own —no matter well intended he may be, and I believe he’s well-intended here— is without authority to do that.”

    All right, but let me ask a question then because if it’s what the governors are doing is unconstitutional, what is the remedy then? Are you suggesting the church needs to bring a lawsuit against the governor or the DOJ to file against the State?

    Napolitano said, “One of the jobs of the DOJ is to keep the states at heel when they interfere with the fundamental liberties of people in their states. I have been begging the Department of Justice to sue Governor Murphy here in New Jersey, who has found the houses of worship are not essential. Here, the doors are locked, and you cannot go in for private prayer on your own, much less an organized prayer service or a Catholic mass. So that is one thing that the DOJ can do. Individuals, of course, can sue. Judges can interfere with governors when governors violate the state constitution or the federal constitution. But the president is without authority to exercise that interference on his own.”

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    I don't think trump can override the governors. I think he is creating a "trump vs the governors" narrative. Plus it's a creative way to keep and maybe gain the evangelical votes again

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    Lawsuits. Though I think the governors are going to back down.
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    I don't believe that any government has any authority to order its citizens not to attend a religious service, all such orders are illegal and subjects those government authorities who issue those illegal orders to a damn good tarring, feathering, railing, and even hanging. But what do I know, I'm not a snowflake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Diamond View Post
    I don't think trump can override the governors. I think he is creating a "trump vs the governors" narrative. Plus it's a creative way to keep and maybe gain the evangelical votes again
    .Trying to, anyway (create controversy where there is none). I agree.

    Trump can override the Governors. In the 50s Ike had zero problem marching troops into Alabama. Then sending Feds in crawl all through everybody's business. It isn't different because the subject matter is.

    I DO believe however if he tried to in one of these leftwingnut states the Governor would pull a grandstand on him. I'd have already had troops, US Marshals and whatever else I could find in California. If that idiot can't get a response, I doubt going to church will.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

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