I feel it is necessary to express my opinion in regards to what is happening in this country since we have been impacted by another virus from a foreign country. What is referred to as the Baby Boomer Generation, consisting of those born between 1946 and 1964, are no longer the majority of Americans. We have been superseded by what is called the Millennial Generation, those born between 1980 and 1994.

The problem is these young Americans weren’t taught to be personally responsible for their actions, or to adapt to whatever comes their way in life. They weren’t taught to be self-sufficient and independent. They have been coddled, protected and lied to in so many ways throughout their lives. Instead of doing their research and understanding history and scientific studies, they are accepting all that they hear and see on the internet and social networks, which is causing them unmanageable fear. This fear causes them to do whatever the government tells them to do.

The constitution gives us free will to decide what we are willing to do in order to protect ourselves from becoming sick. Our civil liberties cannot be wiped away by anyone without due process. So why are we allowing our governor and other local officials to decide what businesses are essential, who can have gatherings, and what religions can hold services, have funerals or weddings? Now we are being told we must wear masks and keep our distance from each other without any factual scientific information to support that need. It should be our personal decision to wear a mask or stop touching people. We should not be cowering and submitting to this bullying and fear-mongering like weak sheep. Masks do not help anyone.

Amanda Woodbury


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