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Opinion: Politicians responsible for much loss

It’s so nice of New Mexico’s political overlords to allow businesses to re-open a bit — until they change their minds again. We should gather in the frozen fields and sing hymns to their glory. Wearing two or three masks each, obviously.

If you don’t praise the bully when he beats you slightly less, you’re ungrateful.

The past year has been educational. I have learned people will tolerate anything, on the flimsiest of excuses.

They will allow politicians to destroy their businesses, cripple their social lives, dictate what they wear, and imprison them in their own homes without even a show trial, as long as there’s a new cold virus for justification. Unbelievable.

I can’t even blame one political party over the other — they are both guilty. This was sold to the public as “science” and no one wanted to appear to be against science. Yet, when even the tiniest bit of politics is mixed with science, you’ve tossed science out the window. You’re left with only politics.

America will never get back the liberty it lost to the politicians and politicized experts over the past year. Sure, the restrictions will be scaled back temporarily — as permitted business re-openings have shown — but politicians have seen what they can get away with. Next time they’ll test their limits again. Each time the liberty they allow us to have back will be slightly less than it was before. Incrementally you will be enslaved, and most people won’t notice until it hurts them, personally.

If you think I disliked people who use politics against their fellow humans before, that was nothing compared to how I feel about them now.

Even though I lost most of my income over the past year, due to other people losing theirs, I fared better than many people did. I was ready for supply chain disruptions. Other people weren’t. Many people may never recover financially, and those who harmed them — just as surely as looters or arsonists would have — will never be held accountable.

It’s a shame the practice of tarring and feathering politicians has gone out of style. Otherwise, I don’t think politicians could have gotten away with what they did to America over the past year.

We’ll have to wait and see where this goes. Unless America changes direction completely and Americans start to value liberty again, it’s not going to go well.

Farwell’s Kent McManigal champions liberty. Contact him at:

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