Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey is at it again! He is calling those who come from a list of states who Murphy sees as hot beds of the corona virus (Covid-19) and do not self quarantine if they come to New Jersey as ‘Knuckleheads.’
Per NJ.com Murphy stated the following,“something will happen to you. If you’re a real knucklehead and you come in and you flagrantly violate this, the commissioner of health in New Jersey has the teeth to go after you. And she won’t hesitate to do that.” How wonderful is your use of the English language! Sir Winston Churchill would applaud your use of it if he were alive today, well not really. Maybe you have been watching too much of the Three Stooges?
I fail to understand why the feds are not telling Murphy and his partners in border patrol work that they are usurping the role of the United States Public Health Service. Who are these people? Per the federal government’s website, here is its mission statement- “The Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, or USPHS Commissioned Corps, works on the front lines of public health. Our medical, health and engineering professionals fight disease, conduct research, and care for patients in underserved communities across the nation and throughout the world.”
The USPHS, in my opinion should be in control instead of individual states. That is what they are there for. I guess President Trump is too big a believer in states rights to allow a federal agency to head the fight against the corona virus.
Yes I know that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is involved as in more of an advisory role. But they have no real power and USPHS does. Trump really needs to realize that USPHS should be in charge in the fight against this pandemic. After all it is what they were created for.
Our governor in the mean time is just going nuts about people ignoring his proclamations. Poor guy. He does not understand how to lead, he just know how to cause upset and dissension.
It is past time for the legislature to realize that allowing Murphy to keep renewing his emergency powers is not good for New Jersey. Will not someone stop this knucklehead?
That is my opinion- Jumpin Jersey Mike