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This is why we can’t have
nice things jobs, small businesses, a functioning economy, and the freedoms we took for granted twelve weeks ago.
This a $6 utility trailer plug kit I bought at Tractor Supply last week. I bought it in way-upstate New York and used it to fix a cousin’s trailer. The State of California wants me to know that I shouldn’t, I don’t know, eat the damn thing, I suppose. Because I don’t know how else two feet of insulated stranded wire and two molded plastic connectors is going to cause me “reproductive harm.”
We’ve allowed ourselves to become a nation of hyper-sensitized, safety-obsessed pansies. No wonder the nation is cowering at home, afraid to go out without a hazmat suit, afraid to shake hands or give a friend a hug.
There are worse things than getting sick, worse things even than dying. Things like patiently waiting for our pathetic, fearful masters to tell us when we’ll be allowed to host a family dinner, go to church, or re-open a hair salon, all so that we might delay for another few weeks the time when some people will get sick, are unworthy of us.
When we get through this, let’s start pushing back against the nanny state and its endless, relentless, ever-increasing obsession with safety.Published in