The precedence that we set with our handling of the Coronavirus will have long-lasting impacts on the political, economic, health & wellbeing, and spiritual domains in the United States of America and beyond for decades to come. We are seemingly charting a course that could have devastating consequences on the freedoms and liberties that we currently enjoy. While the intentions and corresponding decisions may seem reasonable and utterly harmless to us, they are leading us to a place where big government gets more of a foothold and controls every aspect of our lives. The last time I checked, I am a free American.
Political – The known facts convincingly support the claim that the progressive left thinks that big government can solve all of the answers to worldly problems. That includes the Coronavirus. Didn’t you know that our government will be the force that snuffs out this virus? Didn’t you know that our government is the all-powerful and all-encompassing entity that will drive this virus to its knees? Absolutely, silly stuff! If we are not careful with our decision-making at this particular juncture, we could open a door that we can never shut again. Think about it! In the future, every time there is a world health concern (flu, common cold), our government could swoop in and take decisive action to control additional aspects of our lives. Where we go, who we see, where we shop, and how we interact with our fellow human-beings could all be manipulated under the guise of a “National Emergency.” While I believe that President Trump is taking prudent measures, my concern is when the progressive left assumes control of our government. Can you imagine how they are going to fabricate and manipulate health narratives toward a redistribution of corporate and personal wealth? My guess, is that the left is strategizing right now how to pull this off. In the future, the Democrat Socialists will use the precedence of this current health scare to change the balance of power toward a collectivist and totalitarian orientation. In other words, the long and tyrannical arm of the government will paint you inside of a panic stricken and mob rule sanctuary that will end many of your freedoms under the Bill of Rights. While prudence and wisdom must reign, codifying ANY restrictions on our individual freedoms is the wrong way to go! Today, the government calls it a pandemic, tomorrow, they will use their powers to call it something else to control the masses.
Economic – The progressive left has used this health concern to undermine the economic foundations of our great country. President Trump had our economy cruising along at unparalleled levels never before seen in our history. In a matter of weeks, the media has changed the economic landscape forever. Unfortunately, the potential exists that during every flu and cold season we are now going to shut down critical drivers of our economy because the progressive left is inciting fear and panic. Most of the left leaning and/or panic-stricken institutions have followed suit and are shutting down. The NCAA, MLB, NBA, NHL, public schools, universities, shopping malls, and a host of other institutions/venues are buying into the hysteria and mob rule mentality. It could cripple our economy! Moving forward, does bowing down to unknown world health concerns become the new normal? Do we now build in lackluster economic growth in our forecasts because of fear during the yearly flu season? Are we going to allow the media, progressive left, and anti-God faction of society to manipulate our unalienable rights and freedoms? The Democrat Socialists want the United States of America to operate like a Socialist candy store. Everything is free! Well, sure looks like we are being the dispensers of a lot of free stuff right now to appease the masses! We need to be very careful not to move into an FDR mentality like we had during the Great Depression era. It would be throwing good money after bad.
Health and Well-being – I do NOT want the government to tell me how to manage and control my health and well-being. Obama Care forced American citizens to purchase healthcare or risk a financial penalty. Trump eliminated the mandate. The progressive left wants to take us to a single-payer healthcare system (government controlled) that impacts as much as one-fifth of our GDP. This is called a redistribution of corporate and personal wealth. This is Socialism! Restricting my health and wellbeing freedoms in any fashion during this health scare is an affront to my civil liberties and Constitutional rights.
Spiritual – During this health scare, we need to “crowd in” the faith of God’s Word and believe that an Almighty God is in control. God is sovereign. We need to rely on our Master to get us through this health scare and not rely on the machinations of mankind. We are a faith-based society who needs to get on her knees, pray, and ask God to forgive us of our wayward standards and “stay” the wretched impact of the Coronavirus! Some good ole-fashioned prayer could do wonders during this so-called “pandemic.”
The Word of God tells us not to be “hasty” in our decision making! It tells us to “consider it well” before jumping into things that we may regret! I believe that prudence, wisdom, and slow and steady wins this health scare race. Remember, politicians have a very difficult time of “visioning” the law of unintended consequences, especially, during election year politics. I encourage the people of South Carolina and the United States not to panic. Instead, beg God to end this disease on our shores! I just prayed and asked God to spare this country. Will you?