This was quite the controversy and I was appalled by it when it happened, however I try to appreciate the opinions of others. America is a free country and she had a right to say what she said. I just didn’t agree with it. I didn’t think President George Bush was doing a bad job, I just didn’t agree with all of his decisions. Still I was proud to be born and raised in the great State of Texas.
I have never been ashamed to call myself a Texan, and I’ve been proud to tell people I’m from the great state of Texas. The comments from Lt. Governor Dan Patrick regarding human safety vs. the economy, just pissed me off. Many seniors are forced into retirement either by their employers to bring in the new talent or because they have underlying medical conditions that will not allow them to continue. The fortunate ones who retire after working hard their entire lives, get to do the things they dreamed of like travelling, fishing, golfing or spending time with the grandchildren. Now, those folks who have sacrificed their entire lives to contribute to the economy need to get to work and sacrifice themselves for the future of big business???
Here is my own personal Quote of the Day!
To be fair, Mr. Patrick is entitled to his opinion. As I stated, it’s a free country. The truth is, he’s not even a Texan. So maybe, I should give Texas a break. That being said, to speak irresponsibly and put millions of American civilians health and finances at risk is crossing the line. They didn’t sign up for this. They didn’t read a contract knowing what may happen to them in battle or on the front lines. This is a fight against an invisible enemy.
I have served my country my entire life. I started working when I was 15 to help support my family. I proudly served as a United States Marine for twelve years. I owned a successful small business and I still work full time (from home right now). I’m close to being a senior citizen. I’m married to a senior citizen and I have a granddaughter with chronic lung issues. Now, I’m supposed to put myself and my family at risk based on what a politician says.
Here’s a novel idea. Let’s listen to what the medical experts tell us is the best way to combat coronavirus so that we can get back to business once everyone is safe! Doing what Mr. Patrick suggest, according to the medical experts, would completely overwhelm our entire healthcare system, cause many unnecessary deaths, take much longer to get through and cause catastrophic financial losses.
On a personal and spiritual note, NO amount of money is worth sacrificing human lifes. We’re going to get through this America. Let’s do it the right way. Let’s love each other, even if it’s from a distance. Let’s support each other and have confidence in this great country that we will get through this. Let’s lace up our boots and tighten our belts. And as the Marine Corps Motto states, Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)! Let’s just do it from a distance!
Speaking of sacrifice Mr. Patrick, what branch of the service did you serve in?
LONG LIVE THE DIXIE CHICKS! I’m glad they are back!