I’m sorry both of you do not understand America. I’m sorry you both do not appreciate history and capitalism. I’m sorry you don’t understand that government is the problem, not the solution. Most of the world lived in extreme poverty before capitalism, it works. Many around the globe no longer live in poverty because America showed them how to escape.
People who spend other people’s money never make rational decisions. It’s easy to be generous when it doesn’t come out of your pocket. Why is America still the place people flee too? It isn’t for government, it’s for the American dream where nothing matters except how hard you are willing to work.
It isn’t humane to take money from people who toiled for it and give it to people who didn’t. It isn’t compassionate for government to decide who gets a handout and who doesn’t. It isn’t “leading” to demand a government program that prevents people from taking care of themselves while waiting for money to drop from government. In America individuals matter, not some collective group of beggars for tax dollars. Demanding government makes everyone equal is a call from those unwilling to make themselves better. This is the very definition of socialism, but then that’s what you call yourselves.
Americans are compassionate, no government needed. We don’t let people die in the streets from starvation. We care about people who lose their jobs, it has likely happened to lots of us. The current “crisis” has been manufactured to create chaos. It happens every election year. People are going to get sick, a few will die but most will recover. The flu kills thousands of people every year. The media led hysteria is the problem, thanks for playing along. I refuse to participate.
If either of you knew history, you would know churches led compassion in America. St Joe’s hospital wasn’t named by government, the Catholic church built it because they cared about people. It wasn’t government that built BroMenn, it was individuals who donated their own money and the Mennonite Church. Socialism doesn’t work unless government replaces GOD, Again, I refuse to participate. I know who really has the answers, get on your knees and ask. If you aren’t sick, find a church still open and go. President Trump has declared Sunday a National Day of prayer. I will participate.
There is a Facebook group now raising money to feed kids affected by the school closings. So far they have raised more than $25,000. See Feed the Children of Bloomington-Normal Due to Corona School Closings. Government didn’t do that, people did. Hy-Vee and McDonald’s are on board too.
Your friends are more than happy to bail suspects out of jail for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. I’m sure they will happily contribute money to help people caught up in this fiasco. Start a GoFundMe.
Meanwhile, government has no role except tamping down this nonsense. We all aren’t going to die!
Jenn’s latest, Crabill posted that he agreed with her: