Every week my brother and I get our cardio workout by sharing our thoughts on the state of the world. We usually have breakfast together, but the stay at home laws limit us not to phone calls. You could not find two people more opposite in the expression of our views. I see the fallacy in his views as he sees them in mine.
Our discussion turned to the people making the news by violating their stay at home orders. I see these people as exercising their constitutional freedoms and assisting mother nature in shaping our gene pool through natural selection. My brother, a retired fire fighter, sees these people engaged in activities that place other people at risk. I see his point.
In my eyes, I believe that stupid people should be allowed to engage in their stupid activities because it is mother nature’s way of removing deleterious genes from our gene pool. I failed to see the risk that these folks play in their efforts to become sick. Paramedics, doctors and nurses are placed at risk because people engage in idiotic behavior. We experience similar issues in the animal welfare profession in dealing with the outcomes of dangerous dogs.
There is always a group of people who get excited when you make a decision to euthanize an animal that you think is too dangerous to be adopted. Sure, they can find a family to take the dog, but you have to worry about the kind of people who would want to bring an aggressive dog home to live with their children. We live in a world where people willing agree to get into situations that are well over their heads.
Let’s face it, I may be the only person who is enjoying staying at home. But, your right to walk about as you wish should not put other people at risk. Give your first responders a break and do everything you can to keep yourself well and those around you. That includes bringing home aggressive animals into a neighbor with small children. Someone in the world has to start making smart decisions.
Give the Constitution a rest and do something for someone other than your self; help protect our first responders by following a few rules. It is the least that we can do for them.