It Has Happened-the Worst Possible Civil Liberties Issue

Last weekend, this column wrote about how various government entities around the country have used the current pandemic as an excuse to show their power and violate, whether innocently or purposefully, civil liberties.

Tuesday saw an incident that ought to be worrisome for anyone, regardless of where you are on the political spectrum. Continue reading “It Has Happened-the Worst Possible Civil Liberties Issue”

WHO Can’t Get Out of Their Own Way

The World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday that they did not feel it was necessary to close the ‘wet markets’ in China. You know, the place where the current coronavirus pandemic started, where we got swine flu/bird flu and other worldwide health threats.


Headlines Remind Us of Other Threat

Here is a sample of headlines from today’s newspapers:

–“Jobless Claims Top 17 Million in Past Month”

–“America’s Largest Bank Prepares for A Massive Round of Defaults”

–“Goldman: Downturn Will Be Four Times Worse Than Housing Crisis”

–“Next Wave of Layoffs Hit Staffers Working At Home As Sales Plunge”

–“Second Round of Layoffs Has Begun. No One Is Safe”

–“Mayo Clinic forced to cut $1.5 B in pay, as it projects $3 B in losses

–“Shutdown Could Kill More Americans Than Covid-19”

–“Government Mandated Shutdowns Are “Going to Kill Small Town America”

–“US GDP Projected to Fall 6% in 2020”

As we continue to battle this pandemic, we must soon start to ask the question about the balance between trying to protect against health impacts and economic devastation, which at some point becomes just as critical to people’s lives.

Sen. Tom Cotton: Coronavirus – How to make China’s Communist Party pay for the COVID-19 pandemic

The following editorial was penned by US Senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton. It is quoted below in its entirety. 

The world is now in the midst of a pandemic that threatens millions. Our first priority in this emergency is suppressing the coronavirus to keep Americans safe. But our next priority must be holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable for unleashing this plague on the world.

Instead of reporting the deadly outbreak in Wuhan when it first appeared, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) engaged in a cover-up, intimidating brave whistleblowers like the late Dr. Li Wenliang, destroying samples that pointed to the virus’s origin, and shutting down a laboratory that shared the virus’s genetic sequence on the Internet. Continue reading “Sen. Tom Cotton: Coronavirus – How to make China’s Communist Party pay for the COVID-19 pandemic”

Civil Liberties and the Pandemic

A week ago Saturday, police in Kansas City “intervened” to stop a dangerous gathering of elementary school teachers.

The staff of John Fiske Elementary School decided to organize a parade of cars as a way to boost the morale of their students while they are “distance learning”. All of the teachers and administrators were in their own cars. There was literally no chance whatsoever of any virus being transmitted from car to car. But a spokeswoman for the police later explained, after the elicit gathering was descended upon by law enforcement, that the celebration of learning was not “necessary” or “essential.” Thankfully, students were saved from the threat of cheerful elementary school teachers waving to them from their vehicles. Continue reading “Civil Liberties and the Pandemic”

The Same Medicine For All?

The current pandemic is something which none of us has ever experienced. Originating in China late last year, the deadly virus has spread across the world. More communicable and deadly than SARs and H1N1 Swine Flu, which also originated in China, the coronavirus has brought the world to its knees because of its rapid spread and because we know so little about it.

In the United States, just over a third of all deaths have been in New York City. Over half of the deaths in the country have been in New York and neighboring New Jersey.  Yet most of the country is sheltered at home, non-essential businesses have been closed and job losses just in the last three weeks have topped 15 million. Most of the country has imposed the same rules as there are in New York and New Jersey, and some have asked why, in those areas that haven’t imposed the rules, they aren’t forced to do so. Continue reading “The Same Medicine For All?”

A Way to Start Recovering Now

The COVID-19 virus has almost brought the country to its knees. As the health crisis has turned into an economic crisis, it has shut down large parts of the economy.

The below article presents a scenario where we could begin to start getting people back to work now and slowly build toward recovery. By allowing people who have had the virus and recovered go back to their normal activities, we could potentially start moving forward from now. It’s worth the read and worth consideration.

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