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Power through fear

Remember the story of Monsters Inc.? Monsters who acquire energy from scaring kids. More fear equals more power. The monsters themselves also lived in fear. The “experts” convinced the citizens of Monsters Inc. to believe any contact with kids is catastrophic.

We now live in a world of unreasonable fear propagated by the “experts,” media, and those who love government intrusion into the lives of its citizens — freedom, economy and the Constitution be damned. I’m tired of non-stop coronavirus coverage by the media and the large reader board signs congratulating people for staying home like we are heroes. REALLLY!!!

Initially there may have been legitimate fears with the coronavirus monster. As time has passed the evidence has shown those fears were exaggerated. The media loves hype and some politicians love government control, and now they’re getting it by instilling fear and getting more powerful as rights are given up. Who’s the monster here?

If common sense doesn’t prevail soon, the economic cost and resulting health effects are going to be far greater than the coronavirus.

It’s time to let us live our lives, and take care of our own responsibility. Life is full of risks. Free citizens should be allowed to make their own decisions and manage those risks.

Unfortunately, Governor Inslee thinks he knows better. His decisions are guided by the so-called “experts” and fear propaganda.

Welcome to Monsters Inc. USA.

Terry Liljenberg

Spokane


 

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