This article is a call to action. We the people can begin working now to put limits on our governors' ability to exercise their emergency powers in the future to avoid a repeat of this current abuse of power by elected officials.
Some citizens and state lawmakers are already challenging the validity of these orders on the grounds that they violate both separation of powers principles and due process. We can take it one step further by contacting our state reps and asking them to review (and possibly revise) the laws that grant governors emergency powers to enhance or protect public safety. The powers were meant to be used temporarily but here we are in June and some governors' orders are still in effect with no oversight from the legislature which is supposed to be the lawmaking body of government.
The article outlines revisions that legislatures should consider, beginning with limiting the scope and duration of the governors' emergency powers. We can write or call our state reps to ask they they do this.