Congress is going to pass some sort of “Phase Four” relief package—simply because it must. It will likely be the most significant piece of spending legislation in my adult life.
What should be in it?
We absolutely must rebuild our defense industrial base. A strong defense will be essential for our response to the government whose negligence visited this pandemic on the world: the Chinese Communist Party.
Any subsequent help to the private sector cannot be advanced without liability protection. Federal law must preempt all state tort law concerning liability for coronavirus-related claims of negligence and intentional injury.
The collision with China has also put a new focus on Big Tech. These companies need to be pressed to side forthrightly and finally with the American republic that created the free minds and free markets that gave them birth.
“Phase Four” is shaping up to be the “law of a legislative lifetime.”
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