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Whatever Happened To Property Rights?

Unleash Prosperity Hotline
Issue #318
1) Whatever Happened To Property Rights?

We at the Hotline are NOT lawyers – that’s what you like about us, right? – and we don’t have expertise on the intricacies of the law, but we are disturbed by the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the federal “eviction moratorium.”

On Tuesday the high court in a divided 5-4 opinion will allow the moratorium to continue until August. 

NO. NO. NO. This unconstitutional moratorium should have never been allowed and implemented in the first place. It is a frontal assault on private property rights.

Since when can the government tell a private enterprise that it can’t collect its rightful payments from its customers? What’s next? Politicians promising to end hunger in America by allowing poor people to go into a grocery store or Seven-11 and taking whatever food they want without paying. Amazing how humanitarian the political class is with other people’s money.  

This is also a case where the left’s do-gooder edicts defy basic common sense. We have many members of CTUP who are owners of apartment buildings and rental units. Guess what happened the day after these local, state and federal waivers on paying rent are implemented. Gee, over half the tenants and in some cases as many as 90% of the occupants stop paying their rent. The latest national estimate is that landlords are losing about $13 billion A MONTH in rental payments. How do edicts like this help in the left’s crusade of increasing affordable housing?

The losing plaintiffs in this case argued – persuasively, we think – that “Congress never gave the CDC the staggering amount of power it now claims.”

Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett got this one right. What is demoralizing is that Brett Kavanaugh sided with Roberts and the three leftists on the court.

Uh oh.
2) JAMA Study: Masks Harm Children

Finally a lab study in a prestigious medical journal confirming the obvious – that it’s hard for kids to breathe with masks strapped to their faces.

Most of the complaints reported by children can be understood as consequences of elevated carbon dioxide levels in inhaled air. This is because of the dead-space volume of the masks, which collects exhaled carbon dioxide quickly after a short time. This carbon dioxide mixes with fresh air and elevates the carbon dioxide content of inhaled air under the mask, and this was more pronounced in this study for younger children.

This leads in turn to impairments attributable to hypercapnia. A recent review concluded that there was ample evidence for adverse effects of wearing such masks. We suggest that decision-makers weigh the hard evidence produced by these experimental measurements accordingly, which suggest that children should not be forced to wear face masks.

The German safety limit is 0.2% CO2 in inhaled air; the United States OSHA safety limit is 0.5%. The lowest measured masked sample in the study was 0.6%. The youngest children in the study had the highest inhaled CO2 levels. 

What are that have statewide school mask mandates (blue on this map) doing to kids???

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