When did common decency become a political football?

| July 26, 2020 1:00 AM

When did common sense and common decency become political footballs? Sixty-nine percent of the people voting in the mask or no mask poll in an online polle by the Daily Bee voted against mask. Most of those people have loved ones I assume. The vast majority likely have neighbors, co-workers, and casual acquaintances they would never intentionally harm. More likely than not the majority are decent, God-fearing and loving people who answer the call when they see someone in need of help.

That makes it even more befuddling that they would vote against a mask mandate when the science proves it saves lives. With the number of new cases, every day and the soaring death count common sense and Christian charity demand that we all do everything possible to prevent the spread of this disease. The issue has nothing to do with politics. It is about loving you neighbor as yourself.

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”

~Isaac Asimov

DAN CREAMER

Sandpoint