Thursday May 28, 2020
My family and I were about to sit down for lunch on Easter Sunday when I received an extremely disturbing call from a constituent. The caller said, “I wanted you to know that my wife is hanging on to her life and I’m afraid she’s going to die soon.” I could hear total desperation in the man’s voice. “She’s living off a bag of IV fluid a day at this point. The doctor won’t operate on my wife due to the governor’s orders.”
The great Milton Friedman once said that “the government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.” Indeed, the government’s many “solutions” to Covid-19 have proven, without a doubt, far more catastrophic than the virus itself.
As some government officials and unelected bureaucrats plunge the world into a dark depression, it’s imperative for us to remember that it doesn’t have to be this way. The people, through their elected representatives, must take back the power to ensure that the rampant government overreach and economic ruin we have seen in recent months can never happen again.
It doesn’t matter what the government's intentions are. We all know where this road leads. Pandemic or not, there’s no excuse to suspend or ignore the Constitution or to put people on lockdown indefinitely. Unfortunately, however, many have become paralyzed by fear. Fear is control.