If you hadn’t heard, Democrats and “the experts” have decided it’s time to return all the things they took from you. For your own good. Well, some of it. At least for a little while.
President Biden’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday (surely after careful consideration of “The Science”) that Americans have earned a treat. “We want to give people a break from things like mask-wearing when these [Covid hospitalization] metrics are better,” she said, “and then have the ability to reach for them again should things worsen.”
That same day, Saint Anthony Fauci likewise noted the growing portion of the public that is “just up to here with COVID” and “just really need to somehow get their life back.”
Democrat Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York declared last week that it was “time to give people their lives back.”
For two years these people demanded that we (but not necessarily themselves) keep masks strapped over our mouths (preferably two), stay home, and forego anything that might resemble fun or pleasure. It looks like now that we’re heading into the midterms, they want to give us a reward. The prize: your rights.*
*Well, some of them!
Fox News on Wednesday played the clip of Walensky and to my shock and horror, the accompanying segment wasn’t about the scary, dictatorial language that Democrats and “the experts” use — we’re ready to give you a break! — but how there might be “better days ahead?” (question mark included).
That anyone in government feels free to talk like this aloud without flinching, let alone the fear of being shot, speaks to just how much trouble we’re in and how deadly earnest the midterm elections are.
It apparently needs to be said in 2022 that freedom in this country is not (yet!) a reward. It’s a right. No political party should feel emboldened to say that the things we’re entitled to are for them to give and take as they see fit.
Walensky certainly gave the game away. There is no new “science” to suggest she should have changed her mind about masks reducing the spread of Covid. She simply thinks it’s time for a “break,” something she believes is hers to give. A “break” should be understood for what it is — a pause. How convenient that that pause would coincide with the upcoming midterms. It’s no mystery as to when that pause would end.
There’s only one way to be sure this won’t continue after November. If it fails, enjoy the break while it lasts.