I haven't asked anyone's permission to do anything since I left my parent's home at age 17. I really would like to know just why some government official thinks I now need to ask permission to live my life as I see fit, within the law.
I have a simple solution to the problems facing us all.
Open everything back up. Now.
If I decide to go to a ball game, I go. If I fear catching a virus, I stay home. If a ball player wants to play ball, he does. If he fears catching a virus, he doesn't.
Those business owners who want to open their businesses back up - do it. If they fear catching a virus, don't.
Those who have lost their means of employment, go back to work. If they fear catching a virus, find another means of employment.
If I want to shop at a department store, I shop. If I fear catching a virus, I order online.
If I want to see a movie, I go to the theatre. If I fear catching a virus, I stay home.
There is talk of forcing those who are vulnerable to stay home. That would be me. I am nearly 74 years old with health issues. If I choose to spend time with family or walk the dog or sit on a park bench, that is my choice. If others want to join me, that is their choice.
It really is quite simple. We are grown-ups. We make choices every day and we live with the consequences of those choices. We know how the virus spreads and if we decide to risk contracting it, that is up to us - not some bureaucrat.
I will not comply. I will not live the days I have left in fear. Should my decisions cause me to catch the virus I will do everything I can to avoid spreading it to others. But I absolutely refuse to ask permission of anybody to live the way I choose.
Besides, I already have my permission slip. It is called the Constitution.
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