America was a wonderful place because her citizens were free. They could do as they pleased, safety be damned, and they did those things well. They settled the west and built the railroads despite Indians, climate challenges, and scarce supplies. They went to the moon, made electricity practical for private use, invented the machine gun, and built the skyscrapers without safety harnesses. America, for a brief, shining moment, was a truly free nation full of free men.
Give Me Freedom or Give Me Death
The only way to make sure everyone is absolutely safe is to put EVERYONE in prison. Since that isn’t practical, the next best way is to control every aspect of your life. How do you do that most efficiently? By scaring people into conformity. Let fear be the driver. How do you scare them? You threaten their safety.
Americans have grown dangerously accustomed to tyranny as of late. Whether that tyranny’s source is the incompetent federal government’s agents, such as Dr. Fauci, tyranny from hypocritical blue state governors, or the tyrannical actions of the Big Tech monopolies, Americans don’t resist anymore. They just bend the knee and go along with it.