What happens during a national health scare when a majority of its citizenry believes in a secular worldview? What happens during a national health scare when a majority of its citizenry believes that they have the power to solve for world hunger, world peace, water shortages, and even the Coronavirus pandemic? What happens during a national health scare when a majority of its government leaders have adopted secular reasoning and logic when formulating policy positions and crafting legislation? What happens during a national health scare when it is an election year and power is at stake? What transpires is an environment of panic, fear, and decision-making that will have a long-term and detrimental impact on our society. It’s called the law of unintended consequences. It could fundamentally change the pillars and foundations of the Constitution and the way that we govern, IF we are not thoughtful, deliberate, and pragmatic in our decision-making.
I am calling on President Donald Trump to put together a detailed action plan to get folks back to work in the month of May. I am calling it the “The Miracle of May 2020” and the following guidance is what I would be giving our President.
We need to trust that the American people will do the right things to keep our state and our country safe. I am a free American, free from the long an intrusive arm of government. President Trump is walking a tightrope between a triumvirate of key components critical to our individual freedoms and I think that he is doing a masterful job.
1) Civil liberties and freedoms
2) American safety
3) Robust economy
The triumvirate of key components critical to our individual freedoms must move in unison toward a desired end. The desired end that I am referring to is upholding and protecting the Constitution of the United States of America. If we do that, then we solve for each of the conditions listed above. I believe that my outline helps us move in that direction. It helps jump start our economy (with the necessary safeguards), rolls back and ends the State of Emergency declarations (choking our individual freedoms), while protecting the health and safety of all Americans (from the Coronavirus pandemic). Right now, we are seeing a battle like never before over the extremes in the three key components above. The extremes could do us great harm and further divide our country. Pragmatism and unity must rule the day! E Plurabus Unum! Out of many, one! Please pray for our state and our country.