Why Isn’t This Happening Here?

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

In the video above, citizens of Michigan protest against the tyrannical shutdown of the state and the ridiculous inconsistencies and exceptions in the shutdown. Many of those idiotic issues exist here as well. The dentist is closed, but the abortion mill is open. Wal-mart is allowed, but mass on Easter isn’t (at least MN allowed in car mass – other states ticketed sitting in your car listening to mass on the radio). The liquor store is open, but the golf courses aren’t.

As of April 15th the number of deaths allegedly attributed to Corona virus in Minnesota is 79.  The median age of the dead is 87 years old (90% over the age of 70).  2/3 of the dead are in nursing homes and assisted living.   The flu is a fact of life, see the chart below that shows in 2017 the flu/pneumonia was the 9th leading cause of death in Minnesota.  697 Minnesotans died from the flu in 2017.  According to the CDC 80,000 died from the flu the winter of 2017-2018. Recall we were not on government mandated lock down in 2017. The 79 dead represent 0.0014 percent of the 5.6 million Minnesota citizens. Does that sound like the pandemic you were made to fear? Does .0014 percent sound like the end of the world?

We need to do all we can to protect and isolate those in at risk groups, but the rest of us need to get on with life.

“Get busy living, or get busy dying.”