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Public-private partnerships and pressure on the Constitution
US government has resolved it by embracing the partnerships and abandoning the Constitution.
Interesting editorial by Brian Harrison, District 10 representative in the Texas House of Representatives, previously Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and James R. Lawrence, III, previous Deputy General Counsel at HHS, and Chief Counsel of the FDA under President Trump:
At the federal level, the OSHA, CMS, and federal contractor mandates applied pressure to the private sector.
As law professor Richard Epstein observed, “there is an ever tighter interdependence between public and private institutions so that it is no longer as easy for the latter to claim independence from constitutional oversight when the federal government has either by promises or threats ‘insinuated’ itself into private actions,” which it has in this case.
This provides another window into understanding how and why the Constitution has been suspended in the United States since Jan. 31, 2020.
The increase in public-private partnerships (constituent components of the corporate-state) through government-industry power alliances with Big Pharma, Big Defense, Big Tech, Big Media, puts pressure on the Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights, which is all about limiting the government’s power to oppress people and protecting individual human liberty from government abuse of power.
The path of least resistance, for the corporate-state, is not to compel corporate compliance with Constitutional principles.
The path of least resistance for the corporate-state is to completely, quietly, abandon the Constitution and Constitutional principles of limited government.