From the CDC: Provisional Death Counts for Corona-virus Disease (COVID-19):
Updated: May 1, 2020
Note: Provisional death counts are based on death certificate data received and coded by the National Center for Health Statistics as of May 1, 2020.
COVID All Causes Pneumonia Flu All 3
Total Deaths 37,308 719,438 64,382 5,846 90,165
More and more we are realizing that Sweden was correct in not imposing a lockdown. They did encourage not gathering in large groups for extended periods of time, in fact they banned group gatherings over certain sizes.
We are learning that Fauci and his group were totally wrong. Should they have known better? Perhaps. They are supposed to be experts, but let us give them the benefit of the doubt and recognize that thy error ed on the side of caution. Where they were totally wrong and deserve to be released from their positions was when weeks ago it was scientifically evident that they were now just practicing the typical bureaucrat game of CYA.
We heard the foolish and outlandish statement that these draconian policies were proper if they saved just one life was also political and was also CYA. First of all, the statement is totally inane. To the foolishness of saving one life by sacrificing thousands of others is not a wise choice by any stretch, even the political correctness and CYA stretch.
The lockdown has been a devastating price to pay by the American people for the protection of certain people. We are now understanding that the continued lockdown is no longer about health, political correctness, or even CYA, but it is about two things and two things only. Theses two things are connected. The first thing is to test how far those who are desirous of obliterating our Constitution and thus our liberties can go before the people will demand the obliteration process end. The second is to learn if those who are seeking complete control over the people or communism, can rely on the current law enforcement personnel, that is police, sheriff departments, and state police forces, to enforce the unconstitutional demands.
Sadly, the power-hungry office holders, almost all are Marxist/Progressives (Democrats), should have been pleasantly surprised. They have learned that a huge number of Americans will surrender every protected liberty in the name of safety. They have also learned that the law enforcement personnel are willing to violate their oaths of protecting the Constitution, and enforce draconian policies, perhaps in the name of safety, but certainly under the guise of just following orders.
Any and every Freedom Loving American should be alarmed. Our liberties are perhaps weeks away from totally being eliminated. If President Trump is not re-elected, the Senate not returned with a conservative majority, and the house not returned to those who proclaim freedom and liberty, our Constitution will be obliterated.
Under any circumstance, we must always remember that freedom and liberty are indeed fragile. There are people, in the United States, they are Marxist/Progressives (Democrats), who despise freedom and liberty. These people believe that society must be totally conforming to their ideal and must be totally equal as they define equality. This movement is alive and well.
If you believe the United States should be a nation where people have their natural rights protected, both today and our posterity, you must become a part of, as Samuel Adams said, the irate and tireless minority that is keen on “Setting Brushfires of Freedom.”
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