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Leaf. You have made up your mind.
But to other readers here:
Please don’t fall for this “only-MORE-Government-can-save-us" attitude.
The Catechism warns us of this attitude.
Leaf now resorting to name calling for people that don’t want Government agents at their home or work or wherever . . .
Again, only very anti-social paranoids would refuse to cooperate with such a life-saving effort.
Anti-social paranoids if you don’t want Government “under the hood”.
Leaf . . . .
If we had done such testing and contact tracing the impact on our economy would have been minimal.
How can you do “testing” on 300 million people with no tests and a brand new virus?
If the hoola magoola virus strikes tomorrow how many tests
do you think can be done?
We can make them (and we did) but you can only do that so fast.
Like I have said before (quoting Chesterton) . . . .
You cannot grow a beard in a fit of passion.
Think about what you are saying Leaf.
Now you will object and say “well foreign outfits had tests”.
They had to make them too.
And we can’t order tests from foreign outfits until we know they are good. (And they are not going to have 300 million “spares” sitting around.)
Spain had enormous terrible fallout from using quick but lousy foreign tests.
If Trump did that your guys would be criticizing Trump 24/7.
Check that. Your guys criticize Trump 24/7 no matter what.
You might argue Taiwan did great.
But we are not Taiwan.
They don’t have the people from the whole world entering and exiting the country daily the way we do in America.
And look at the malice from your guys when Trump shut down the travel he did!
Leaf . . . .
We are only talking about mandatory testing and isolation of infected individuals, not general travel orders.
If you really believe that, I want to offer you the chance to criticize Taiwan right now. They shut down travel at least in and out of their country.
Because unless you are being tested, you can be a silent carrier.
With no travel restrictions you can become a silent spreader.
Just like Pritzker’s wife could have been.
Not only that but the PRINCIPLE is lost on you.
You are missing the point about a caste system where some are fined or jailed for travel restriction violations
but these same restrictions are ignored if they are from Governor Pritzker’s wife.
Or if Obama is out golfing disobeying stay-home orders and bringing a posse of Secret Service agents with him.
What kind of sense does that make?
Leaf. You have not made a convincing argument on ANY of your points here.
You seem OK with a police and nanny state, for virtually no benefit.
You will have to do that without me.