COVID-19 Changing America
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Dear Editor,

Communist Russia's armed forces, nuclear arsenal and 70-year ideological propaganda offensive could not change the American psyche like the microscopic bug called COVID-19 has done in a few months.

It is mind-boggling to see so many people trading, even relinquishing, Constitutional and privacy rights for the promise of conditional ephemeral security.

It is disheartening to see so many who espoused fiscal constraint willing to bring us to the brink of bankruptcy by sanctioning trillions of dollars of debt. I submit we are now all socialists.

It is incomprehensible that in an effort to assist American citizens to prevail over this pandemic, Congress would pass a bill filled with unrelated wasteful spending.

Despite being filled with money for museums, trains, and international aid, the Senate unanimously approved the package.

We are in a state of emergency, and our fear compels us to look to the government for solutions. As our rights dwindle away and we surrender our freedoms, no matter how compelling the reason might be, we can never get them back.

No government willingly relinquishes power.

The America transforming before our eyes is unrecognizable from the country I grew up in. That is not tragic. It is downright terrifying.

Sincerely,

Ed Konecnik

Flushing

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