California’s differential treatment of schools and childcare centers in response to COVID-19 is nonsensical and unscientific. Americans have placed their trust in state and local health officials. Acts of bureaucratic overreach undermine that trust.
Politicians have long been enamored by their own wisdom—and power. Love of self-governance, individual freedom and other principles that have made America exceptional has recently laid bare the fecklessness of “because I said so” governance.