Lawline Online Course: A field Manual for Involuntary Bankruptcies - Thursday, 11/5/2020 at 3:00pm EST
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When I was in the fourth grade, our teacher Mrs. Weiner, taught us to be “good citizens.” She did not teach us to be “patriots.”
Good citizens: voted, didn’t litter, stay home when sick, didn’t violate the law, stayed informed, looked out for their neighbors and acted consistently with FDR’s “Four Freedoms.”
Unfortunately, some folks, who see themselves as patriots, are not good citizens. They decided that their individual privileges include not wearing a mask in public during our Covid-19 pandemic. They raise their individual “right” above the needs of their community. However, patriots raise their communities’ or nations’ needs above their own.
We treat the 412 first responders who died on 9/11 as patriots. The 2,501 Americans who died on D-Day are considered. So are many of the 2,403 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor. Our nation made their memory almost immortal.
There are 220,000 American dead from Covid-19 and counting. They have not been included among America’s patriots. Certainly, there are first responders, health professionals and care-givers among them. However, they are not even treated as victims of an American tragedy. They’re treated as “statistics.”
Horribly, there are citizens who refuse to prevent further tragedy by wearing face-masks in public. They are not being good citizens. And, being a good citizen is a lot easier than being a patriot. They are putting their own comfort and convenience ahead of the nation’s well being. They are endangering, themselves, their families and neighbors. That’s unpatriotic.
So, Citizens Unite! Wear face masks in public! Protect yourself and the rest of us. Be a good citizen. You don’t want to piss off Mrs. Weiner.