Yes, We are a Free Country!


Not wearing a mask is a choice, just like shouting FIRE! in a crowded theater is as well. We are all free to make choices, but when we make poor choices that may harm others, we should always opt for protecting them. Simply said, wear your mask and protect the people around you. Pick your battles. Yes, we are a free country and I do believe many have pushed the envelop too far. I understand the need to push back, and we should push back. We have the freedom to do so. Some of the powers-that-be have been far too overreaching. “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” (Lord Dalberg-Acton) But let’s use some common sense. Go to church, go to the shops, go to the beach, and live your lives. But please…be smart about it, remain considerate, and make people feel safe to be around you. Let them know you care.