Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson went on Fox News Martha MacCallum’s show to discuss opening America up for business.
He laid out two choices for America’s path going forward.
LOL at Ben Carson basically calling states that refuse to ease lockdown restrictions cowards. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/D9zmM2syRC
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) May 11, 2020
Carson went on to explain the two choices Americans face going forward: “We can stay shattered and allow this thing to control us and when we finally come out, everything will be destroyed. Or we can act like, you know, our tradition is. Americans tend to be innovative. They tend to be entrepreneurial. And they tend to be brave. This is the home of the brave, remember that.”
Yes, let’s be brave. Melania should temporarily ditch the Be Best campaign and make it BE BRAVE.
When the 2016 election season began, I was a huge fan of Dr. Carson and initially supported him. However, once I saw how soothing and sleepy he was in the debates, I changed my mind. I still love the guy, but just not for president. He is so calming and rational.
Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked Carson whether he agreed with “this idea that [President Donald Trump] put forward that he thinks some of these states are refraining from reopening because they think that politically it will hurt him.”
The HUD secretary expressed regret that seemingly “everything is cast in a political arena these days” when the goal is “to get the American people back on target.”
“We have to recognize that for every day that our economy remains shut down, there are businesses that go under, job losses that occur,” he said. “And you know, right now we’ve had a disaster, but we can still recover from it if we use our common sense and we use the things that we’ve learned about the virus and about its transmission to get people back to work.”
Thankfully, some states and people are trying to use common sense and take what we’ve learned about the virus to get back to work.
Unfortunately, many blue states want to keep things closed and ignore what we’ve learned. They are, I think, using their people as political pawns against Donald Trump and his re-election chances.
Using common sense would involve having at-risk and older people stay home, not the entire population. The rest of us, live life, socially distance as best we can in public, wash our hands, and refrain from touching our faces. I know the last one is easier said than done.