Also a research primer on federal law numbering systems.
Katherine, you are something! (BTW, thank you so much for your very thorough reply to my query related to this topic. My bad for failing to thank and acknowledge you for taking the time to provide such a thorough answer to my question about all of this unlawful gobbledygook.)
Aside from all of this appearing to me to be completely unconstitutional, PREP does have its provision related to willful misconduct. If any part of any of the crap carried out in the name of PREP can be shown to qualify as willful misconduct, all of the protections are out the window, yes?
Thanks for wading through this Katherine. I think I speak for many of your readers when I say we really appreciate the time and effort you put into clarifying this mess. Like you pointed out, I got bored with my earlier efforts because it took so much time just to wade through everything to try and make sense of it all.
Until/unless we take the significant power of money out of the processes needed to hold people accountable, we won't ever see justice for these crimes. $10 TRILLION, appropriated during the covid, can be spread in infinite ways, and that amount of public money can virtually guarantee that every politician, prosecutor, media personality, Federal employee, doctor, hospital, etc., will be unable to resist the bribes that keep them all in line. People of character and integrity nowadays are hard to find, especially those in positions that matter. I wish that were not so, but it appears to be the reality.
In the early '80's, I concluded the only way to reform the system is through campaign finance reform and term limits for all elected offices. Eliminate all contributions outside the natural constituency of the office. No PAC money. No corporate money. No national political party money. A reasonable limit on individual contributions. All elected offices should be for one year, with instant recall at any time. All pay and benefits should come from the states, not the feds. The problem with these reforms is the people in power will never do these things. Sorry for the off topic ramble. It just strikes me as obvious that it is career politicians and their financial backers that slipped all of this garbage into the laws over many decades. The people are kept fighting each other in the matrix of dialectics.