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Dictator? Trump understands limits to his power better than press does

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

When it comes to forcing American citizens to stay home, Trump can only advise. The real stupidity starts when state and local authorities start arresting preachers or citing people for showing up at church or chasing after people running down an empty beach. The First Amendment could not be clearer on the right to assemble peacefully. And the right of Americans to attend church unmolested by government actors. Only a complete fool politician would test that authority by physically barring them from going to church. Any such case would quickly shoot to the top of the courts, where the Supreme Court would flatly rule any such actions as totally unconstitutional.