“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin
TheHill.com reports that
Democratic governors and lawmakers on Sunday pushed for a better-coordinated federal response to the coronavirus pandemic as cases spike in several states, particularly in the southern and eastern U.S.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on ABC’s “This Week” that a national mask mandate was “long overdue,” and “it’s time for this administration to take this seriously.”
“[M]y understanding is that the Centers for Disease Control [and Prevention] has recommended the use of masks but not required it because they don’t want to offend the president,” she added, calling on President Trump to “be an example” by wearing a mask and calling on his supporters to do the same.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) made similar comments on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“We know that’s the solution from a health standpoint and a way to reopen the economy,” he said.
Inslee went on to say Trump had needlessly politicized both the issue of masks and the pandemic in general, citing his endorsement of protests against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) earlier in the year calling for an end to restrictions on public gatherings and businesses.
“The moment Donald Trump tweeted he wanted to liberate Michigan from the health messages of Governor Whitmer, all of the people wearing MAGA hats decided they didn’t want to help out as much,” Inslee added.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), whose state was hardest hit by the virus but has since started to recover, said the Trump administration was “in denial” about the ongoing pandemic.
“If you listen to what the [Health and Human Services] secretary said, if you listen to what the president says, what they said at the White House briefing, they’re saying what they said three months ago. They’re basically in denial about the problem. They don’t want to tell the American people the truth,” Cuomo said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
New York has gradually lifted restrictions throughout the state, region by region, including allowing many businesses in New York City, once a hotspot in the state, to reopen. However, with cases spiking in states like Florida, California, Oklahoma and Texas, Cuomo and the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut are requiring a 14-day quarantine for travelers from hard-hit states.
Vice President Pence defended the White House’s response and lack of a federal mandate on masks, telling CBS News’ John Dickerson “We’ve made it clear that we want to defer to governors. We want to defer to local officials, and people should listen to them.”
Pence also defended the federal approach as reflecting the realities of outbreaks in individual states. With a more standardized federal approach, Pence said, “we’d never have never had the success that we had in the greater New York City area, we’d have never had the success in Michigan or New Orleans because, from early on, we worked closely in partnership with governors to make sure that they had what they needed when they needed it, tailored to the unique circumstances in their states.”
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, meanwhile, denied that Trump has undermined public health messaging.
“I am the president’s health secretary and I am telling people just what President Trump has said from day one of the guidelines,” Azar told CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“I am the president’s health secretary and I am telling people just what President Trump has said from day one of the guidelines,” Azar said.
The HHS secretary went on to dispute that premature reopenings in some states had caused spikes.
“We’ve got many communities in states that are just as reopened as these southern states but aren’t experiencing this,” he said. “We’ve got to get to the bottom of why we’re seeing these cases surge in this area, but at its core, we all own as individuals, our individual behavior to make sure that we are practicing appropriate social distancing and wearing facial covering when we’re not able to, and practicing good personal hygiene and especially protecting our most vulnerable citizens.”
After reading the above article, I asked myself, “Self, how does Nancy Pelosi know that the CDC did not require that the entire country wear masks because “they didn’t want to offend the president”?
And, of course, the answer was she didn’t, she was lying her alcoholic as…err…rear off.
As any American who has paid attention during the pandemic knows, every state was hit differently in terms of the number of people who tested positive and the number of people who actually became sick from COVD-19.
That is because every state is different. Each state has its own unique geography, weather, and location and denseness of population.
Montana is not the same as New Jersey.
Mississippi is not the same as New York…although the Liberals are trying to make it that way.
But, I digress.
I will let you in on a little secret: I am an essential worker.
I have worked my shift this entire time, working the first month without a mask, until my employer made it mandatory.
Except for the usual seasonal allergies triggering my asthma, I have been fine.
Why are the Democrats pushing so hard to mandate that an entire nation of free individuals be required to wear masks, as if we were under the rule of the ones responsible for this pandemic, Communist China?
Make no mistake, I believe that the pandemic was/is real.
However, I also believe, just like the riots, that the Far Left Democrats have a political purpose behind their response to COVID-19.
Gentle readers, do you all remember the story about the frog in a pot of water on the stove?
If you slowly adjust the temperature of the water until it reaches the boiling point, the frog will stay in that pot of water until it is boiled alive.
The Far Left Democrats are “testing the waters” to see if they can control a free nation of people like Lenin, Stalin, and Mao controlled the Soviet Union and Communist China.
That is why President Trump left it up to the states in the first place. And, why he is now trying to open America back up for business again.
Our American Freedom was paid for through the sacrifices made by courageous men and women.
It was won and it has been maintained at much too dear a cost to lose it by Americans cowering and freely giving it up “to purchase a little temporary safety”.
Until He Comes,