Some governors to begin reopening economies this week
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott wants to begin opening parts of his state next week, ahead of his previous May 1 target.
"We want to open. Texans love to work. Texans are dying to get back to work," Abbott told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Monday night. "We want them to get back to work, but we have to do so in a very safe way so that we don't regenerate the spread of the coronavirus in the state of Texas."
The governor said he and his team are working with medical experts and business leaders "to find the right strategy so we can unleash our economy."...
The modernism that Machen was exposing is the foundation for the liberalism we experience today. The great fundamentalism vs modernism battles continued for quite a while, perhaps, one could argue, to this day. His book should be available for free somewhere rather than relying on John Poker's ministry.
This will become the battle royal -- liberals bemoaning the potential loss of life (odd for them as those Nazis are usually more interested in reducing population) versus the conservatives who are trying to protect lives, livelihoods, and Constitutional protected liberty.
Frankly, schools will need to open so parents can go back to work. If the feds wanted to help out they needed to tell mortgage companies and ( gasp) credit companies to put 3 months of payments on the back of the loan starting in March. Otherwise, people will loose their homes and cars by July.
J. Gresham Machen - On modernism and its effects. Machen came to these conclusions at the beginning of the 20th century. I wonder what he would think of the world today?
"So he calls for a critical assessment of modernity. The negative impulses he sees that all lead to Modernism are:
a suspicion of the past that is natural in view of the stunning advances of recent decades; it does seem as if the past is of relatively little value;
skepticism about truth and a replacement of the category of true with the category of useful (pragmatism, utilitarianism); the question â€śWhat works?â€ť seems to be more scientifically productive;
the denial that the supernatural, if there is any such thing, can break into the world.
Machen credits Modernism (Liberalism) â€“ the theological response to this challenge of modernity â€“ with trying to come to terms with the real problem of the age. â€śWhat is the relation between Christianity and modern culture; may Christianity be maintained in a scientific age? It is this problem which modern liberalism attempts to solve.â€ť (From: desiringgod.org)
Several regular posters have, to our profit, pointed to fear as a major factor in the current crisis, even more than the virus itself.
Whether or not California, Washington State, or the 95 corridor betwen VA and Mass can reopen at the same time as counties in Texas is a matter for the local authorities.
Whether or not the Democrats will see everyone's life as important under any circumstance, born or unborn, healthy or infirm, old or of working age, no matter the ethnicity, is yet to be fully seen. But the Lord is the giver and the taker of life. He is our King. Not the Democratic party or the State.
CNN wrote: .... What needs to happen for order to be lifted
[Calif. Gov. ]Newsom emphasized that reopening schools is the priority. "We need to get our kids back to school. I need to get my kids back to school," he said with a chuckle. The governor said he doesn't envision any mass gatherings at sporting events or concerts until there is a vaccine and sufficient herd immunity. The six things that need to happen before a stay-at-home order is lifted involve the state's ability to: expand testing and track the infected, protect vulnerable people, meet the needs of medical caregivers during the most trying times, to have drugs for treatment, to have businesses and schools comply with social distancing, and to be able to reinstate a stay-at-home order, if need be. Newsom told reporters to check with him in two weeks to see whether he had a better idea on a timeline for reopening....
excerpt from,"California governor says science, not political will, dictates when state can reopen"
Take note, Mike and HerbelMama
Oh, Mike, I definitely want to stay around long enough for the November election, so I can vote to make America great again--- Joe Biden in 2020đź‘Ť
Jim Lincoln wrote: The Texas governor is willing to follow the lead of his lieutenant governorâť—đź‘Ž https://tinyurl.com/sgymole (Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick suggests he, other seniors willing to die to get economy going again) As the Texas governor said, "...Texans are dying to get back to work." Untold numbers of golf courses and hotels are suffering from closure around the country. ---
Sounds like you're afraid of dying, and you want everyone else to be as fearful as you are, Jim. If you'd like to ease your worry, you can always get some booze in New York State, where liquor stores and wineries are deemed essential business.
Starvation in vulnerable countries, losses of civil liberties, wars, suicides, stressed induced diseases, yes Jim, genius, cause anorher Great Depression to stop people dying with corona. Very responsible