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?
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1.) Don’t let the hysteria take our Country off our Constitutional standard. People are allowed to panic individually, but we live in a Country where we value life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Listen to our show to hear how to prevent this virus from ruining your life. You can find our latest podcast here.
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HOME FRONT PODCAST
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.
A LITTLE BIT OF HUMOR