Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Protestors in Nashville demand "re-open Tennssee."

by Rod Williams - I did not attend the protest to end the lock down and reopen the economy on Sunday.  Apparently there were two days of protest with "hundreds" the first day and "dozens" the second day.  I did not even know about it until it was over. This surprises me because I thought I was well connected to the conservative activist community. I have a lot of conservative friends on Facebook and subscribe to several email list from organizations and activist. I didn't see any Facebook chatter about it prior to the event. I have not been listening to talk radio recently however, so maybe that is how I missed it. Nevertheless, if I didn't know about it, I would think a lot of other people did not know about it. If this many showed up for a not well publicized event, probably thousands would have shown up if it had been well publicized.

If I would have known about it I would not have attended.  I am taking this social distancing thing seriously. It is pretty simple really. I believe it is real and I am in that vulnerable age group.

The older you are the more likely you are to die from this virus, if you get it. If I was thirty and would have known about it, I would have been there.  If I would have known about it, I might would have driven by and given a thumbs up and honked a horn. I would not have been mingling with other people. Even if this lock down is lifted, I am going to remain in isolation until there is a vaccine or it looks like it has ran its course.

I believe we must reopen the economy, however. Let those most vulnerable isolate and everyone else go to work.  Our county is now $24 trillion in debt. As GDP falls that debt is a greater percentage of GDP. That debt can freeze out other borrowing, take a greater percentage of tax receipts to service and may lead to massive inflation. Also, wealth is disappearing. The stock market has tumbled. That wealth is not hid under mattresses but is capital available for borrowing. Savings = Investment. When money disappears, then money available to start new businesses, to expand business and for consumer consumption disappears. Also, many businesses have already gone under never to reopen. Every day we stay closed down, more businesses will close. Some liberals, including a member of my own family, have characterized the concern with the economic impact of this virus as "putting
profits before people." This is not about the size of one's portfolio.  If the economy does collapse, people will die of starvation. The threat of an economic collapse, I think, is real. It does happen in other countries. There is no reason it cannot happen here.

One of the major concerns of protestors is the suppression of liberties. I am not as convinced as some that the Federal,, State and local actions to impose a lockdown are a violation of our rights. I have studied some of this and address it this post, Legal Authorities for Isolation and Quarantine. I do think, however, that when police arrest people for attended a drive-in church service that is over the line.  I also question if the police have the right to demand of one that they show some papers that they are exempt from lockdown requirements.  The tendency of government is to take power and use it arbitrarily.  What rights do governments have to classify some business as "essential" and others not?

I would welcome clarity and think some lawsuits ought to be brought to actually determine the limits and sources of government authority in this matter. Liberty is as fragile as health. We do not want to get accustomed to government micromanaging our lives. For more on the issue of government authority in this crisis see link, link, and link.

According to Channel 2 news, a protestor told them their next protest is scheduled for April 27 at 10 a.m.

To see a Channel 5 video clip of the protest follow this link.
To see 53 pictures of the event published by The Tennessean, follow this link.
To see Channel 2 video clip follow this link.

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