Lockdown v. COVID-19
The "what" of what happened is well known; it is the why that should focus our attention, and not only the why of the virus. Why shut the world down? Why take such draconian measures? Why did we listen to Cassandras using models with false inputs? We are told we must obey the science. But whose? Yours or mine? Are COVID-19 deaths undercounted or overcounted? Should we pay attention to Dr. Anthony Fauci's flip or his flop?
COVID-19 is a virus that attacks, most
aggressively, specific segments of our population - the elderly and the
health-impaired. That is not to say other segments are immune. They are not.
But we should be unified in our intent to protect the most vulnerable; we
should be unified in our efforts to get the economy back on track, and we
should be unified in our desire to protect the fundamental rights of all
Americans to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, to avoid what Alexis
de Tocqueville warned as the "soft despotism" of unnecessary rules and