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Letter: Is this the beginning of the end?

No democracy has ever survived more than 250-300 years. This is because the non-producers vote for themselves more and more “goodies” from a benevolent government, and the money the State collects from the ‘producers’ eventually always runs out.

I always thought that the next revolution would come the day the Welfare checks bounced, or the banks only handed out worthless paper dollars. But now, with Washington’s and many state governors’ draconian measures, 35 million people out of work, businesses failing, and probably no working COVID-19 vaccine for 1-2 years, this along with the fear, fanned by the government may just be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Printing trillions of paper dollars, is not a viable answer. Most Americans believe in our Constitution, are used to being able to work, and want to be free. You cannot by decree, to “keep people safe,” force them into a new, unreasonable “norm” decided on by power-hungry, often self-serving leaders at both the Washington and state level. History has shown, multiple times, that those who give up their freedom for safety end up neither free nor safe.

365体育投注Can this trend be reversed? Possibly, but I doubt it. May be if the country is rapidly opened, the kids sent back to school, the irrational fear allayed, it can be postponed. Yes, there will be an upswing of COVID-19 cases and deaths, but this will happen if you open now, in one month, in three months, in a year, as long as you have an immune-naive population and no working vaccine.

The lockdown was never meant to stop the disease, only to lower the curve so as to not overwhelm the medical/hospital system. That has been achieved, it is time to open up the schools and the businesses, and slowly return to our norm, not to the norm Big Brother, the government, wants to push down our throats!

Horst Weinberg
Davis

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