Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Don't need rescue from everything

(My Eastern New Mexico News column for March 11, 2020)

I'm surprised at how seriously people are taking the coronavirus. I'm even more surprised at how many believe government can save them from it, or that it's even government's job to do so.

This is the same sort of thinking which has led to the recent plague of "red flag" legislation.

If you believe you need politicians to save you from a virus or from someone's gun, then you'll keep handing control of your life over to anyone who promises to rescue you. Whether they actually can or the rest...

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  1. Do you mind if I read this column on my FB live tonight? It's one of the most common sense things I've seen lately.