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RIGHTS: Apparently not unalienable

| May 15, 2020 1:00 AM

Our Declaration of Independence states, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The unalienable rights are the rights that can never be forfeited. They’re fundamental parts of humanity, the basis for moral interactions between people, and are irrevocable. Unless somebody gets sick, I guess. Then state governors can shutter your business, limit your movements to what THEY say is essential and cause unemployment to reach record highs. From Webster’s, definition of unalienable: impossible to take away or give up.

Well who needs a dictionary when you can do whatever you want for the “greater good?” Tell that to the woman who got thrown in jail for daring to earn a paycheck. What about her rights? What about the rights of people who have lost their business? And all because of a computer model.

According to the CDC in the 2017-2018 flu season, we had 61,000 flu deaths and nobody said a word. I would like to know the number at which governors will be taking our “unalienable” rights again.

JIM COOK

Post Falls