By Dennis Richardson, Magic Valley Publishing
Lisa and I have been watching the series “Designated Survivor” on Netflix. It is a series about a devastating blast on the night of the State of the Union address that killed the president and most of the Cabinet.
The Housing and Urban Development secretary, Tom Kirkman (played by Keifer Sutherland) was named the designated survivor in case of such an event and finds himself the new president of the United States.
The search begins for who was responsible for the blast as Kirkman and the new Congress faces a series of nerve-wracking decisions.
Later in the show a deadly viral pandemic occurs.
And it goes on from there. I won’t tell the whole story for those who have not watched this yet.
The series seems an all too realistic picture of what could happen along with what we are presently experiencing.
We don’t know what people are capable of doing, especially if aided by certain political interests.
Back to real life.
The number of Executive Orders issued by Joe Biden is troubling. About a third of them have dealt with undoing some set in place by Donald Trump. The other two thirds focus on topics such as COVID-19 relief, stimulus, and CDC guidelines.
It will be interesting to see what further EO’s are enacted. The president must already be experiencing writer’s cramp from signing so many of these orders.
Do these orders undermine Congress? Probably not, but we have a process in place to set laws. They are introduced and then voted on by both the House and the Senate.
The jury is still out but the first 100 days will tell us a lot.
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We are told that masking up is the answer. Then we were told that two masks are better than one.
I have no problem wearing a mask while inside buildings. It is not a big thing. What I look forward to is when the vaccine becomes available for my age group.
What are your thoughts?
Dennis Richardson is the CEO of Magic Valley Publishing, Inc., which owns the Chester County Independent