Governor Scott may issue press releases merely “encouraging” us to cease gathering, cease person-to-person business and to stay at home, but his actual declaration directs and mandates it. By the order, the governor has deprived us of some of our constitutional rights.
Dear Governor Scott, on behalf of the citizens of the great State of Vermont, we are asking you to please include federal firearm license dealers in the list of businesses considered essential during the Covid-19 crisis.
Yes, if a policy can save one life it should be considered. But if it also costs one life, it’s a wash. And if it costs two, it’s a bad policy. No politician should be blamed for considering both sides of this coin.
In the United States, if any group properly stewards the land it is the Amish, who have always distrusted technology as a destroyer of family ties and culture.
Permitting governments to seize almost unlimited power based on shaky extrapolations of infection rates will doom our republic.
The final chapter in the coronavirus pandemic story won’t be written for a distressingly long time, but it’s worth leaping ahead in time and looking back at what Americans and Vermonters will hopefully have learned.
The following three steps will mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and increase community preparedness: Suspend Vermont’s CON laws, remove the plastic bag ban, and use OneCare Vermont data for preemptive care.
In Arlington, Vermont, we are constantly reminded of when the country was once before engulfed in fear. In many places in town we see prints of Norman Rockwell’s 1944 painting, capturing FDR’s speech, The Four Freedoms, one of which is freedom from fear.
The current crisis that is affecting our retirement plans, our investments, and our daily movement will pass, but for now it gives us the opportunity to make a choice between fear or recognizing the blessings we have living in such a wonderful country.
If millions of people become unemployed and lose their livelihood and health care, the consequences could be more severe than the virus itself.
Although the reported deaths from COVID-19 are probably reasonably accurate, the number of reported cases are likely dramatically underreported.