Charlotte, NC — Across the mainstream media, we continue to hear stories about how Americans are suffering amid the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats and the mainstream media argue that without passing trillions of dollars in aid, Americans and local governments will simply not survive. It has been almost 7 months since the House passed the Heroes Act and America is still going strong.
Negotiations continue on a potential coronavirus aid package, but recent reports had cast doubts on a new deal. Late on Tuesday, new reports indicate a larger relief bill may be close to an agreement. One has to question, is it needed?
This is not to say that the coronavirus has had no effect on Americans. Quite the opposite. Americans are suffering at the hands of the coronavirus pandemic.
Across America, small businesses are suffering. Over 100,000 businesses across the country have closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. That figure may not be entirely accurate now as it was in September, which was after the initial drastic shutdown waves we experienced.
The suffering for the majority of Americans is not a direct result of COVID. While some have drastically suffered physically from the virus, the majority of Americans are suffering from something entirely different. They suffer from Democrat incompetence.
Americans are suffering because Democrats continue to believe that the only way through the coronavirus pandemic is through draconian shutdown measures and forced vaccination of citizens. California implemented widespread closures in the past week, forcing millions of Americans into submission once again.
New York has threatened additional action, with the Governor saying he is not afraid to take away the rights of citizens to enjoy their lives. In North Carolina, tyrannical Governor Roy Cooper decided to implement a mandatory curfew from 10 PM through 5 AM across the state.
In this second round of closures, Americans are asking logical questions. Why can we not exercise outside our homes without a mask if we are the only one there? If we follow the precautions outlined, why is the virus still spreading? Is COVID only able to infect me between 10 PM and 5 AM?
Yes, the coronavirus is real. Many friends and family have experienced the virus and I have even had relatives lose loved ones. It was not for the lack of following guidance in some of these cases. In some of them, they followed the orders exactly as laid out by these Democrat leaders.
At some point, we have to realize that while the pandemic is real, the removal of our freedoms is a bigger threat to society. The Democrats are openly destroying our economy. They are killing small businesses while providing no relief or aid to those that are suffering.
The coronavirus has infected over 15 million Americans, less than 10% of the US population, and has a death rate of less than 0.5 percent. Does that warrant destroying small businesses and livelihoods across the country?
Yes, Americans are suffering through the coronavirus, but not for the reasons you would expect. They are suffering at the hands of Democrats, who appear more incompetent than ever.
JD Washington is the Editor-in-Chief at The Liberty Loft and host of The JD Washington Show. Be sure to subscribe to The Liberty Loft’s daily newsletter. If you enjoy our content, please consider donating to support The Liberty Loft so we can continue to deliver great content.