Business are shuttered across the company effected under force of loss a business license, fines, and jails. State and local governments are coercing small and large businesses to stay closed under the threat of force.
The lower, or proletariat class, is being bought off with unemployment checks and federal stimulus money. The bourgeois are the ones suffering most, which Nevada's governor and many politicians across the country are okay with. President Trump was roundly criticized for thinking of these people and the harm lockdowns are doing.
Gov. Sisolak has devastated the middle class in Nevada with his unending lockdown, that he hinted at may continue through May. The Strip might not open until June. Gaming revenue, the heart and soul of this state, will be down. The collateral damage is not just to government budgets, but to small businesses, their owners, and their employees.
Hard economic times result in desperation. Desperation leads people to make decision and choices they wouldn't make before. Nevadan's will have a choice at the primaries and in November to vote out members of Sisolak's Democratic Party in the state legislature. Next election (2022) we can vote the governor himself out.
As the pain continues without a plan, I expect increasingly everyday to see the average person begin to revolt. That may be at the ballot box, like we saw in 2017 when the Republican majority was ousted from the statehouse for failing to live up to their promises and for voting in new taxes. If the Democrats are really serious about screwing up Nevada, they'll vote for an individual state income tax to cover the shortfalls.
More and more people are questioning the lockdowns and the extreme measures being taken. The curve has been flattened, hospitals have gotten ready. Do we need to keep totally strangling our world under a childish form of grounding? Government ineptitude is what is to blame for these measures being necessary. As the doom and gloom predictions don't pan out, people will only ask more questions.
In history, we have lived with the risk of pandemics. We took sensible precautions, but we did not close down our lives for months or years because of it. What government has done across the country has reached a level that can only be called retarded. Closing parks, beaches, filling in skate parks with sand, etc.
At some point, people stop complying with government orders. Desperate businesses will re-open. Closed gates will be cut open. Police arresting protesters will be resisted. Politicians will face recall and no re-election. And should the government keep pushing back, or push people in ruin back further, they'll revolt. We've done it before.
Government now is sewing the seeds of its own demise and feeding kindling into the nascent fire of civil war. When Thomas Jefferson recounted the abuses of the tyrant-king George III, he was describing a situation not unlike those of today. We will look back at the pandemic as a period where prudent measures went too far for too long.
The emergency is passing yet no plan exists to end the emergency measures. Government does not like to relinquish power voluntarily. Our governor owes us his part in the civil contract in that we accept risk in order for less government oversight. We're calling for it and soon people may be demanding it.
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Clayton E. Cramer
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