We hope that all businesses follow the spirit of the law and not just its letter. The degree to which we follow our health guidelines will dictate the speed that life can return to whatever normal will be.
Without wandering into the political minefield of the mask issue, there’s widespread agreement – from President Trump, Governor Pete Ricketts, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and lots of experts – that social distancing, avoiding crowds and, yes, masks, all help our cause in fighting COVID.
The Declaration of Independence lists “life” before “liberty” in its statement of inalienable rights. Our military personnel make great sacrifices – sometimes even their own lives – for ours and our freedoms. Is endangering the community by flouting health directives really an act of love for country and community?
The Constitution makes the role of government protecting freedom, not health. But this is a worthy trade of personal freedom for public safety.
There’s plenty of conflict and tension within our society. It’s good if the controversy over Madsen’s is really behind us, and mask use is embraced. The quicker we control this virus, the quicker we all get out from behind this eight ball.
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