It Wasn’t Worth It

Fellow Americans,

As we gradually begin to realize the sky’s not falling, some dictators (I mean politicians) are considering reinstating our Constitutional rights, which they suppressed months ago through their executive orders and edicts.  Are we to bow down and kiss their rings now?  Are we to thank them for depriving us of our God-given liberty?  As we slowly begin to crawl out of our Chinese coronavirus-free holes, let’s survey the damage to see if it was worth all we lost.

·      22 million jobs lost.  According to an April 16th Washington Post article (, the unemployment rate may reach Great Depression levels at 20%.  Only a few short months ago the U.S. had record low unemployment of around 3%.

·      $2.2 trillion spent.  This is wasteful spending designed to shut us up while under house arrest.  It’s also going to state and local governments which are upside down as a result of wasteful spending and mismanagement of resources.  For example, read the New York Times article ( about how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the hole $6 billion and now wants a bailout from the American taxpayer!

·      31,456 people dead in the U.S.  According to an April 18th New York Post article (, 150,000 people worldwide died due to the Chinese virus.  Those may seem like staggering numbers until you put it into context.  The U.S. population is roughly 325 million.  Why is there no mention of the number of people who survived?  Go to the Centers for Disease Control website ( and see for yourself the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S.  The Chinese virus didn’t even make the list!

·      Liberty was lost.  Why were we forced to forgo our religious services while liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries, and abortion clinics remained open?  And while we were under house arrest, thousands of dangerous inmates were released from prisons all across the country, according to a March 23rd article from Conservative Review (!  What a dangerous precedent we set for future crises!  

My critics say the government has a responsibility to safeguard the public at any cost.  I disagree.  In all circumstances, all levels of government must strike the proper balance between public safety and our Constitutional rights, like South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem.  Go to and read how she defended her citizens’ Constitutional rights and refused to shut down her state!  To echo those famous words from Patrick Henry, “Give me liberty or give me death!”  May God bless you and the United States of America!

Dan Landi

Kidder, MO

The Caldwell County News

101 South Davis
P.O. Box 218
Hamilton, MO 64644
Phone: 816-583-2116

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