Georgia : Thursday April 2, 2020
I agree with you to a point, but the rules - at least here - make no sense. For example - I can go to Lowes and mingle with a million other people face to face buying flowers and mulch (and look at me like I am crazy because I have an N95 mask on) - because Lowes is "essential" don't you know. But I can't launch my boat at a public boatramp to go fishing by myself, because the governor closed the boat ramps and state parks because people were rafting up. The rafting up people are currently in someone's back yard still doing there thing, and Lowes is loving it because there raking it in.I don't get the people acting like their entire life is ruined because they are asked to forgo regular activities for a bit. We are all suffering. I see way too many "THIS IS GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER CONSPIRACY. MUH RIGHTS! I SHOULD BE ABLE TO TRAVEL WHERE I WANT". It's frustrating when some take this seriously and others treat it like a hoax. Is it really too much to ask to hang out at home for a little while? I've found TONS of cleanup/yard projects that I never knew existed...
Please explain to me the difference:
1) Can't use boat ramp because some people rafted up
2) Can't own a firearm because some used one to commit a crime.
Its a slippery slope IMHO.
Well, before your rant did you actually read my post?I just love the argument of "my rights".
The ENTIRE point of stay at home orders, or closing things down, or any of it, is to NOT OVERWHELM THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM! Comparing this to your right to bear arms is simply absurd.
For Gods sake people do the math. Right now in Utah, we are holding steady at a 5% positive test rate. Let's be really conservative and say only 5% of the population gets the virus. Utah's population is 3.2 million. That means 160,000 people will get the virus. We are also holding steady at 9.1% of the those who test positive needing a hospital bed. That's 14,560. Utah has about 1.8 hospital beds for every 1000 residents, meaning we have approximately 5,760 total hospital beds (Maternity, ICU, emergency, etc.) of which only a small fraction can be used as isolation rooms, but let's assume all of them can. So if all these numbers were to hold true, which is by far a best case scenario, that would mean there will be 3 people needing EVERY SINGLE HOSPITAL BED in the entire state.
Now ask yourself, which one of those 3 people do you want to be? The one in the bed, the one waiting for one, or one of the many thousands that die waiting?
Now imagine you need a ventilator too.
That's why we need to stay home and slow down the spread of this virus.
BTW, Utah at this point has some of the better numbers.
Part of Freedom that many don't seem to get, is the responsibility that comes with it. Part of being the UNITED States of America, is the personal sacrifice that it takes to maintain it.
You me and everyone else has a RESPONSIBILITY to ourselves, our loved ones, our families, our neighbors, our communities, and our future to stop acting like "My God given rights" are being tread upon.
If that's the feeling any of you have, then ya'll need to grow up.
It's actually your God given Responsibility that you really need to be paying attention to.
Your fish, your lakes, your parks, your schools, the great outdoors will all still be there if we handle this with the grit and determination of "One Nation Under God", in the same manner the greatest generation dealt the 2nd world war..... the difference is this war is in everyone's neighborhood, or it will be soon.
We're all screwed if even a small percentage of us keep on with the selfish tantrums of a 3 year old.
Nice video! Hope to see some more. Can't wait to watch your Everest base camp one... Wow