Patio Chat 5, Covid: “Beware of Governmental Overreach” – 10:23
• GOVERNMENT: Remember that word exigency mentioned above? Our government cannot function the same as usual. When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt led the nation through the Great Depression (1929-1933) and the Dust Bowl (early 1930’s), he invoked unusual powers. The same was true during WWII. He likely needed to do much of this to save the nation. (The unfortunate thing is that some of those powers were never revoked. They were legitimate for a short time, but once government gets control, it rarely gives it back.) Our nation has never faced something of this magnitude – that is, a total shutdown. And we are facing it at a time in which the entire world is experiencing the same threat. Expect things to be different. They will.