The coronavirus has given we the people a great gift, the gift to see what it’s like living under socialism.
Empty shelves in grocery stores are common in socialist countries, as is less selection on shelves. Socialists also enjoy giving orders from the leaders in government that we must comply with or face fines or even arrest while they get a free pass.
The lockdowns that have happened across America have meant that we, the free people of America, have accepted the government telling us what we can do, where, when and with whom — in matters that used to be considered part of our right to choose.
One pattern I’m noticing during this socialist existence is that states with Republican governors are using more common sense. Five states did not shut down for this virus. All five have Republican governors. Five more states started loosening restrictions a few weeks into the shutdown. All five have Republican governors.
This is a pattern that is worth noting. Come November we hit the polls again to cast assorted votes. Seems to me if you want to keep your company and your job and your savings in the future, your best bet is voting for someone with an (R) associated with his/her name.
Lynn Goldhammer, Pinehurst
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