This year there are so many words being thrown out. Pandemic and Essential have been played to death and are getting on my nerves. The topic came up when I told a friend that I was going to the store to get snacks for the family. They immediately chastised me for putting lives at risk over snacks. Let me tell you that snacks are life and I am happy to take that risk in order to live a normal life and have a happy family. I want to let you know that the need for anything outways the risk of freedom and if you need to get some top of the line candy boxes for your family then go right ahead and go to the store.
The issues that have arrived this year are always based on the word essential. Food is essential, and life, liberty, and the pursuit of justice are as well. It is when someone goes and tells me that any kind of grocery shopping is not essential that I must protest. I live in the United States due to freedom and going shopping is part of that. I take a massive risk of driving to the store. The risk of getting into a crash is always there and that is higher than any other health risk in the world. I say this to let people know that they are at risk of dying every day. It is a normal thing and we all have most likely been in a car wreck or no someone who has died from one. So going to the grocery store has always been a big risk.
There truly should be no limits on what is considered essential food. If your family is going crazy from being locked inside together going on 4 months than anything to save your sanity is essential. That is how I look at many things these days. It is no one’s right to tell you what food is good and what is not. That is part of why we live in this country and that is the freedom that it brings. Yes, that even comes down to the candy boxes we choose when walking down that lovely aisle. So indeed don’t let anyone tell you what food is essential or even come close to taking away the choice as to that. It could mean later on that some choices for food for your children may be limited. The FDA says aspartame and corn syrup are healthy. If they are soon the only options then we may all be dying of following the rules if they take away healthy alternatives.
I mean to say that going to the grocery store is really simple. It should be allowed anytime and there is no reason to ever tell someone not to go. The right of freedom is involved and even in 2020 when pandemics that don’t seem to be causing much harm are happening essentially has taken a different turn. So do not fret, but go out and be free. Enjoy your amazing groceries and don’t be afraid of news that is proven to be false every day. Don’t let your friends who have been persuaded to think the world is ending dictate your actions. That would be the end of freedom and freedom of thought as we have known it.