The president, the governors, the mayors can order businesses to shut down. And if they do, the store around the corner, the conventions I attend to sell books, even my own publishing company may cease doing business for a while. But none of them can order us to re-open. They can only provide a safe environment in which we will want to re-open for business. If the president wants to call himself the supreme galactic authority, who cares? I have a lot of problems with the president, both his actions and his inactions. But his latest mal-de-bouche should not be causing all these pile-on attacks. Every time he opens his mouth, he declares his irrelevancy. It’s okay to let one go.