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Week of March 30, 2020

Week of March 30, 2020
Posted: Apr 1, 2020
Categories: Poll Questions
Comments: 11

Topic: National Stay-at-Home Order to Mitigate COVID-19

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Would you support a national stay-at-home order if the federal government thought it was necessary to mitigate COVID-19 in the United States?

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11 comments on article "Week of March 30, 2020"

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Tina Mangos, 4/3/2020 8:25 AM

The urgent concern is the economy. We must open up some segments of business with precautions. Can’t wait much longer

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Mette McDermott, 4/3/2020 11:09 AM

A Federal order to "stay at home" opens the door to further Federal government control of American citizens. It is the responsibility of every American who supports the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution to act and indeed behave in a manner that preserves our freedom while preventing the spread of this virus. Consider that we may be experiencing a rehearsal of what Venezuela has become under Socialist domination. Let us demonstrate that we are adults who can think and act responsibly.

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Jan, 4/3/2020 1:07 PM

Governors who are currently issuing the Stay-at-Home Orders are like parents. Some are very protective and try to govern our every move, while others may be extremely permissive and provide no oversight at all. As with parenting, the ideal will take the individual into consideration before issuing orders. Just as some children require more structure than others, so do the states. The Governor of a rural state may not need to be as strict as one from an urban area with a larger population. Only Governors are able to issue orders that take the make-up of the individual state into consideration. Therefore, I would prefer that such orders come from the Governors on a state by state basis rather than a federal "one size fits all" order.

That doesn't mean all Governors will get it right. Just like parents, some Governors are too permissive and others too strict. In my state, the Governor has issued a strict stay-at-home order until June 10, shuttering most businesses, which will devastate the state's economy. This situation we are in requires a careful balance between protecting the citizens and protecting the economy.. If there are no jobs to return to after the virus passes, we could be prolonging the painful effects of this virus.

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Deborah Guebert, 4/3/2020 2:21 PM

We need to stand up against the totalitarian control of every movement that seems to have become the norm, even for so-called Republicans. How foolish we are! To give up essential freedom, for the illusion of temporary safety is tragic. Meanwhile our economy is being leveled. Please, consider who is behind all this! Global HIV/AIDS coordinators, an openly Marxist WHO director, a leftist-dominated CDC, not to mention a country that is challenging democratic nations in every way possible, China. Their so-called "cure" has utterly failed them, but they will be delighted if we destroy ourselves trying to follow it. People, wake up!

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Nancy Russell, 4/3/2020 2:47 PM

Are you in favor of famine? If everyone stays home, who will work to raise, process, sell @ transport food, sanitary @ medical supplies and staff the the grocery stores?

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Peggy Smetana, 4/4/2020 11:14 AM

We have a federal system. The government that governs best is closest to the people. Not all states are the same and require the same degree of staying at home.

BTW, in the next pandemic, should we just have stay-at-home orders for those most likely to be severely affected, whether it be old, young, with a certain underlying condition, etc?

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Dorothy Linden, 4/4/2020 2:16 PM

Stopping the international flights had a purpose. The states, counties and cities are all different and need to be determined locally. Guidance and education yes, broad mandates no. Our economy is part of our national health and must be protected as well.

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Eileeen B Fiedler, 4/6/2020 12:29 PM

IF the POTUS mandates a "stay at home,' then we obey. HE is the Law of the land. He is what's Good about America. When he thinks it's good we stay home to alleviate this virus then we do just that. He doesn't put us in lock down just because he wants the world to stop. He's doing it to stop a heinous virus that is contagious to all who barely come in contact with it. It's for our good and the good of others. No other reason. He's the LEADER of this nation. We look up to him. He protects us and that's exactly what he's doing now. Some will object - spoiled children in a household when mom and dad are the law. They'll hate it - stomp off and slam doors and call their friends to tell them about how terrible their parents are. Well, that's just a shame. WE didn't ask for this. Hopefully, there will be major repercussions for the ones that started all this, but until that happens, we do what we must. Hopefully there will be a "ease up" soon so that some, if not most can continue living their lives, but until then..... Scientists are working to find a vaccine, medication, etc. They're close. some things are working, but it's still too soon to call. Al of us need to get back to our lives. Consider what we are doing, is doing it "for our country." Many lives have been disrupted for that very cause. Let's do our part. We all hope it will be over soon. We'll pray for that day, but until then, we'll fight this war to the bet of our ability. We'll obey the orders. We'll STAY OFF THE STREETS and WE WILL WIN!!!

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Diane S, 4/7/2020 1:59 AM

I absolutely would NOT support the National centralized command and control idea of requiring the entire US to stay at home.

(1) It is the opposite of the American way -- we have 50 states with widely different populations, environments, needs, and capabilities. Our Constitution was created to allow state governments to better tailor responses to their residents, instead of a one-size-fits-all-or-else model of centralized power -- the Socialist way.

(2) The ways to address a pandemic would vary according to the localities, too. A good idea in NYC is likely a poor one in rural Montana or hot and dry Arizona, and vice versa. Trying to gather all that kind of info in Washington, D.C., and developing hundreds of possible approaches for all the localities, means spawning another monster bureaucracy.

(3) Centralizing power in the federal government in effect "teaches" people that strong central governments are the way to solve problems -- the opposite of the American way. Strong central governments -- the socialist and communist forms of government -- invariably become expensive, wasteful, and often if not always tyrannical. We must not "teach" that the "best" way to solve a problem is have a bunch of national politicians and bureaucrats handle it.

(4) Localized decision-making about a pandemic would mean new ideas, new possible prevention strategies and cures, and effective cost-benefit decisions could be tried in ways that tend to best serve the local people while testing possible models for other localities to try.

I hope Mr. Trump stands firm in his handling of this crisis and does not fall for the top-down, command and control model of big, tyrannical government, but instead respects our rights and options as free people.

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carmen prince, 4/10/2020 2:30 PM

Not all states were created equal: there are some with little or no people with the Wuhan virus, thus those states need to open their doors to business. If afraid of contagion, wear masks (made at home are fine) when you return to work. It will help those people who may be carries and without symptoms. N York City, New Jersey and the states around those states, must adhere to DIFFERENT set of norms because that is where the epidemic is. They live in very close proximity that can transfer the virus to others in Taxis, elevators, shopping centers, restaurants, buses, trains and train stations where hygiene is not mandatory. Maybe now, people will start thinking about not grabbing every hand rail at the train stations and also washing their hands very often.

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cheapessaywriter, 7/29/2020 5:16 AM

Our national technology infrastructure is more than adequate. What are you trying to say?

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