Nor is an alleged non-understanding or rejection of science on the part of conservatives and libertarians the problem. The problem is in the mandate itself, coming not with the consent of the governed, but from the governmental elite, who consider themselves our moral and intellectual betters. Most Americans it turns out, don't like to be ordered around.
Were the riots that took place in Minneapolis and other cities across the country simply an overreaction to the apparent wrongful death of Mr. Floyd by people with pent up energy from the Covid-19 lockdowns or were the riots caused by hostile actors with more sinister motives?
Episode 3 is now available on Spotify, Apple, and most other podcast platforms. In this episode, Obamagate, what red states opening mean for the rest of the country, and the concept of Left vs. Right.
Here's a little sample of my most recent podcast dealing with NJ Gov Murphy's plan to reopen New Jersey: To check out the entire podcast, click here.
I talk about General Flynn and how his exoneration relates to conservatism. I review NJ Governor Murphy's "The Road Back" plan to reopen the state's economy and finally I go in-depth to talk explain conservatism.
Finally! Introducing the Liberty Relearned Podcast. Episode #1 is available now.
In the name of protecting ourselves and our neighbors, we have agreed to forgo some of our basic rights. We forgo them, but we do not cede them. Some of our elected officials have mistaken this cooperation as an admission that our rights were theirs to give and thus to take away.
Our leaders must establish clearly defined, objective, not subjective goals that once achieved automatically allow more and more freedom until virtually all of our pre-epidemic liberties have been restored.
At this point, there will be a demand for objective numbers for beginning to lessen restrictions. The metrics should be based upon capacity versus use. The number should not be based upon there being zero deaths, as that would put the decision-makers in an impossible position.
Any restrictions of citizen's right to freely assemble, worship, or engage in commerce must include a sunset clause. There must be a date given that the measure will either expire or be renewed based upon conditions at the time.