Andrew Cuomo has done a horrible job handling the Coronavirus pandemic in New York.
Now lawmakers in the state are considering giving him frightening new powers.
A bill is being considered which would let the governor imprison people suspected of being sick and giving medicine forcibly.
The Federalist reports:
New York Bill Would Let Governor Imprison, Forcibly Medicate People Suspected Of Illness
The New York assembly is considering a bill that would allow government officials such as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and health commissioners to “detain or remove” individuals that they deem a risk to public health.
The bill, first introduced by Democrat New York State Assemblyman N. Nick Perry, grants power to Cuomo and state health officials to forcibly confine any individual who is considered a danger due to a contagious disease or a suspected case of that disease to either a medical facility or another type of space appointed by the governor.
“The governor or his or her delegee may, in his or her discretion, issue and seek enforcement of any other orders that he or she determines are necessary or appropriate to prevent dissemination or transmission of contagious diseases or other illnesses that may pose a threat to the public health,” the bill states.
This is un-American.
HOLY COW: A proposed new section to public health law in New York would allow @NYGovCuomo to detain ANY person he believes poses a danger to public health.
All it takes is a single order from the governor.
1984 is a little late, but it’s sure as hell here. https://t.co/Y13l0inITZ
— Cliff Maloney (@LibertyCliff) January 4, 2021
New York’s Senate just proposed a law to detain people, without due process, if Andrew Cuomo decides there’s a health risk.
Doesn’t such a law violate the 5th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution?
— Paul A. Szypula, US Senate Candidate for NY in ‘22 (@Bubblebathgirl) January 2, 2021
Cuomo should not have this kind of power. No governor should.