The primary American value is liberty. If we are to preserve liberty for ourselves, we need to be attentive to anyone who encroaches on our freedoms. The freedoms to move about, to gather, and to engage in commerce are at the basis of our liberty.
We cannot allow the governor to continue the draconian restrictions he is ordering. It may be that the lockdown was necessary to blunt the impact of the virus. But we now have more information. We know that the risk of death from the virus is almost nil to most segments of the population. We know how to mitigate risk: isolating for those most at risk, distancing, sanitizing, PPE.
Hospitals are not overwhelmed in this state and have had time to prepare for new cases. Businesses have made changes to protect employees and customers. We are prepared to be responsible for ourselves. It’s time to recall Gov. Jay Inslee. He has no magic numbers on how many people can play golf together, the number of people who can sit at a restaurant table together or the special date it will be safe to open different businesses or go camping.
Leave Sheriff Adam Fortney alone and recall Inslee.