Emily Post and the Sons of Liberty

Where Freedom Goes to Die or Grow Into its Promise. Photo by Andy Feliciotti on Unsplash

Can we as a nation fight off this devil virus while remaining both polite to each other and free?

Let me help you with that. We were worried that day the ambulance took you away but you look fine now.

No thanks, Ralph, I got it. I don’t need help. It’s working just fine and I’m only practicing anyway.

I DON’T NEED ANY HELP! GO AWAY!

Emily Post Photo at Wikimedia Commons

Sons of Liberty, Arm Yourselves, the Government is Coming!

The government is coming to micromanage your life and take your guns and tell you what you can eat and when you can go out. Patriots to the barricades; the government is coming! What has the government ever done for you but take away your freedom?

Eugène Delacroix, “Liberty Leading the People,” Wikimedia Commons

What does this back and forth over safety have to say about COVID-19?

Enrolled Cherokee, 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus, and (so far) cancer survivor. Memoir: Lighting the Fire (Miniver Press 2020)

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