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SunshineHounds 2 points ago +2 / -0

The government has lost the consent of the governed because they have been authoritarian in their approach to managing COVID19. Many of the state governments have decided that the citizens are incompetent and "The State" and the experts knows better. The average American citizen understands that this virus is mostly a risk to the sick and the elderly. We have destroyed our economy without actually addressing the main threat of the virus. "Flattening the curve" was supposed to make certain that we had adequate medical facilities to treat the infected, not prevent all future infections. If the states want to appear to remain in control, they need to start phased re-opening today. Otherwise, the citizens will do it for them, and we may overwhelm our facilities. Fear has caused the politicians to allow the goal posts to move from controlling resources to controlling the populace.