Look, I get it that people are worried and concerned. After all, the only thing they've been hearing is "flatten the curve" and "social distancing." And then there's "wash your hands" and "don't touch your face." And even after they see that the projections are seriously overblown, the chorus continues on and on. So, just like political correctness, everyone is afraid to really think logically and just go along with what they are being spoonfed 24/7. But here's the thing about what the Governor said that no one listened to. He is merely allowing small businesses that if kept closed much longer to open provided that they follow the guidelines he has established with the head of the Georgia Health Department. And no one is required to patronize any of those businesses if they don't want. They make a free will choice and decide for themself. That shouldn't bother anyone, but the "groupthink media" and their following politicians can't allow that to happen. Why? Because what if Governor Kemp pulls it off and is successful? What if all the hair stylists, barber shops, nail boutiques and even tattoo parlors prove to be so adept at keeping things clean and safe that things work well? That would just kill the zealots' agenda, wouldn't it?
Governor Kemp merely wants people from all walks of life and types of businesses to have the opportunity to save their business and their economic life, but I guess some researcher save and secure in his job at some laboratory just can't understand that. And therein lies the big problem since politicians generally avoid anything they think will cause risk to them and their aspirations. That's why Kemp, who is also a long-time politician, is cut from a different mold. He even faced off with the President when the President earlier wanted him to appoint a different person to fill the Senate vacancy that was done last year. Kemp went his own way and, for the record, I didn't like that choice as well but I admired him for sticking to his guns and I think the President did as well. And to the President's credit, he has not tried to keep Kemp from handling this action in his own way and I think he actually admires his willingness to take the fire. He also is acting as anyone should lead on an issue that is a state issue. Wow, a politician with some fortitude, that's amazing.
So, if you are in Georgia and you oppose what he is doing, don't reopen your business if that's appropriate or don't patronize one of those businesses if it makes you uncomfortable. But there is no reason for Big Brother to make the decision of maintaining a decent standing of living or not for any business. That is an individual decision if we truly want to be free. I wish Governor Kemp and Georgia well and I hope he is successful and it helps Georgia to be prosperous again, If it does, watch how others start falling in line. It takes a leader to start something worthwhile and maybe this is just the place and the time. Remember, life itself involves risk. That's unavoidable. But when you are responsible for making decisions that impact many others, you have to weigh and measure risk against benefit. To shut down citizens from their livelihood in a state of ten million or a nation with three hundred and thirty million citizens, when carried too far, just doesn't make sense for this matter and in this time. Kemp is, in my opinion, willing to take a logical risk to save so many that otherwise will face something potentially much worse than the CoronaVirus if they can't work. Apply that to our own life and consider what it would be like to be in that situation. I think all would look at it differently. We're soon going to find out.