Maybe the States Are Our Way out of This

George Dillard
Apr 17, 2020 · 6 min read
The 1754 “Join or Die” flag, printed by Benjamin Franklin (public domain)

The last couple of days have been a very interesting period for our constitutional balance. The inconsistency and ineffectiveness of the Trump administration have led states — some quite publicly, others more quietly — to simply stop waiting for federal guidance in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic.

As President Donald J. Trump (R-Florida) tries to orchestrate some sort of reality-show…