Had Enough Yet?
Have you had enough of this quarantine yet? I have to admit, I am enjoying a reason to slow my life down and reconnect with my kids, my kitchen and my piano. I’m also enjoying the lower gas prices and the ability to drive on our roads with much less traffic! It’s been great having my son home from school. What a relief to not have to wake up at 6:00 every morning! We’re having a wonderful time. It’s been so pleasurable, I am starting to wonder if we will be disappointed when we have to go back to work!
Yet, as much as I am enjoying my badly needed vacation, we must acknowledge that there are many injustices happening every day. As the numbers are being tallied, the reports show that the virus was not nearly as bad as predicted. While we are finding out the worst is already past, local governments are way behind the curve in implementing new, more aggressive and more hostile measures. Many have gone “hog wild” with a blatant disregard for human rights. Some are shutting down parks, where there is no problem and arresting innocent people for merely being outside! It appears the goal has changed to augment human suffering and cause the greatest harm possible.
I, myself, am a victim of this government overreach. I own a store in a mall that is locked down. The Mid Rivers Mall is closed because of a directive from the Governor. Just because the National Government offered to financially compensate some businesses, doesn’t make up for the loss of business, especially since we lost our Easter sales.
Some fellow business owners are already asking what our stores will be like when we finally are allowed to re-open. Choosing to cover oneself with a mask is a personal decision that nobody can force on another. It is humiliating and beneath us to assume that everyone is sick until proven innocent!
It’s becoming more obvious that “We’ve been had”. Here are a few indications:
1.) You can go to Walmart, Costco, Target, Walgreens, but you can’t go to church.
2.) You can get your pet groomed, but you can’t get your own hair cut or your teeth cleaned!
3.) You can buy a car and get your oil changed, but you can’t go to the Mall.
4.) You can get an abortion, but you cannot get broken teeth fixed!
5.) You can walk in the street, but you can’t go to a park or play tennis.
6.) You can go shopping for a new house, but you can’t see an allergist or an eye doctor.
7.) Buying a lottery ticket is still considered essential, but having your child attend school is not.
8.) Liquor stores are considered essential, but Christian Bookstores are not!
How much more of this hypocrisy are we going to take?
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On our show today, we interview Dr. Wesley Scroggins. Dr. Scroggins is a professor at Missouri State University. On today’s show, he shares with us some of the Constitutional issues related to the shut down and gives us reasons to push back.
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A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOR
A slave-owning white privileged old dude once wrote a document which included these words of wisdom: “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” This document was approved, signed into law, and made public on July 4, 1776. The restrictions imposed upon us by the political class are their attempts to discover exactly how much more we “are disposed to suffer”. Once that limit is determined, it will become the new normal nudging us ever closer to becoming a socialist nation.
Cynthia all of you store owners and the pastors of churches are as guilty as government. Defy them and go by our Constitution. Have them attempt to arrest you. Then demand an information sheet and a jury trial. Do you think a jury would convict you? The pastors has no guts — don’t they trust Jesus to protect His people” That is what is wrong as we and store owners, churches don’t stand up and defy them. I would open tomorrow. A couple churches in Kansas opened and the Attorney General said he will not pursue fines. We are pathetic Christians.
The protesters in the photos appear to be ignoring the wisdom of “social distancing”. I walk as often as possible at Ft. Zumwalt park in O’fallon. There is a new walkway around the lake. It is wide enough for social distancing. The park is not closed.
Missouri has 6,137 virus cases reported. There have been 237 DEATHS from Covid-19. These numbers are not imaginary. Scientific companies worldwide are scrambling to develop virus testing. One company is working on a rapid home use saliva test. Biotech companies are working on vaccines & drug treatments.
This virus is highly contagious. That is the reason for 2,670,536 cases and 731,495 DEATHS worldwide. The danger is that Asymptomatic people who are feeling fine are passing the virus to others at an exponential rate. These virus carriers who are feeling fine are not tested. We don’t count them in the statistics. That is why SOCIAL DISTANCING is so important.
The economic impact of this pandemic is most devastating. It is understandable that people want to return to normalcy. Hopefully there will be a working solution very soon. The worst thing that can happen is a SECOND WAVE of this DEADLY virus by unsuspecting Asymptomatic virus carriers. Currently the best defense is SOCIAL DISTANCING. Downplaying and minimizing this strategy invites even more pandemic.
American business is very resourceful. I am sure there is a way to SAFELY reopen stores and businesses. Until there is a biological solution, we MUST respect the value of SOCIAL DISTANCING.
Wise words Mr. Thompson. We must remember that humans, and the institutions they create, all tend towards control. While to some extent this virus has required extraordinary measures including some reasonable government action to slow its progress, government’s natural inclination is towards more control. If left unchecked, it will continue to grow. As our duty in a republic which supposedly exists for the people, now is the time to require that government constantly justify its actions in restricting liberties during this epidemic. As we’ve seen in the news, government officials cannot simply be trusted not to use the epidemic as a tool to muzzle the church, play favorites with businesses, use inside knowledge for financial gain, restrict the right to protect ourselves, or exclude representatives of the press from briefings who have questions they don’t want to answer. The power that the epidemic has given to government officials has been too tempting for some to resist. Watch, listen, and challenge early. Freedom isn’t free.
William S. Carl
If you get right down to it, nothing is “essential”. The only essential is food and drink. So, for this lockdown, everything should’ve been closed except for grocery stores. They should only be allowed to sell food and drink and maybe pharmaceutiacals. This is a power grab by all the state and local governments. I think Missouri is one of the more leniant states when it comes to this shutdown. However, it is not as liberal as South Dakota which pretty much left business alone and no lockdown orders.