So, people across the country heard about a mom who was arrested at a city park in Meridian, Idaho on April 21st.
That individual happens to be a friend of mine.
Now, a heated debate has ensued over whether or not she should or should not have been arrested.
Sara Brady was at a park that had been closed by the city with her kids and other parents and their kids.
It is just the most recent act of defiance by citizens against city and state governments closing everything down and citing people for violating the stay-at-home order.
Whether you agree with Sara’s actions or not, one thing is clear: Americans are growing increasingly frustrated by the government stay-at-home orders.
Protests are taking place across the country. Americans from all walks of life and pushing back against forced quarantines.
Quarantining healthy people for this long is bound to have a number of negative impacts other than frustration and anger.
For instance, suicides, domestic abuse, drug abuse, depression, and anxiety are all on the rise because people are stuck without anywhere to go.
So, it’s no surprise to me quite frankly that we are here at this point now.
And really, this isn’t a “conservative” movement as some want to claim. There are people in other countries who are also rebelling against the quarantine orders.
Business owners of all backgrounds are frustrated by what is happening as their livelihoods are destroyed.
The economy has been decimated and who knows how many lives have been lost as a result of so many people losing their jobs.
Now, what happened at the park with Sara Brady?
There are numerous videos out there showing what went down.
The police asked Sara and the rest of the parents to leave several times. Sara persisted in asking the officers why they had to leave a public park.
The officers informed her that the parks were closed due to concerns from the Chinese Coronavirus.
After asking Sara to leave several times the officer gave her five seconds to leave or he was going to detain her. At three seconds in, Sara turns around and tells the officers to arrest her then. They then arrested her and booked her.
Now, some will argue that she should have been arrested because she asked to be.
For me, I look at the bigger picture of what our country has become under the Chinese Coronavirus lockdown.
Several months ago we were cruising along and hoping for a good turnout in the elections for 2020.
Then, China decided to lie and coverup what they were doing in the country and now we are all paying the price for it.
Rather than blame anyone here for what is happening, I think the Chinese are to blame. And they should pay for this entire mess.
Can you really blame Americans for not wanting to be stuck for an entire month with nowhere to go? Elected officials who are making these decisions are still getting paid.
Police, healthcare workers, and everyone is placed in situations where they have to go against their own people.
All because the Chinese government lied and now people are dying and losing freedoms as a result.
Now, even if Sara staged the whole event and wanted to get arrested to become famous, arresting her wasn’t necessary.
In my opinion, we should be a lot more forgiving of one another and rather than arresting people for having garage sales, going to church, skating in a park, or other otherwise legal activities, we should be opening up our state.
There are already plans on May 1st to open up most businesses.
Quite frankly I don’t see why we don’t’ do it now! Why are we waiting for the end of the month to do it?
Is the virus going to magically disappear in the next week and a half?
All that being said, here is my brief interview with Sara Brady at the protest that same evening after she had posted bail.
There are going to be a lot of accusations against Sara and I wanted her to have a chance to tell her side of the story.
I hope when this is all over that we can get back to normal and that we’ll learn a lot of lessons from what we are going through as a country.
I sincerely hope that we’ll understand that freedom is precious. My fear is that the government will keep taking freedoms under each new “emergency” that happens.
If you aren’t willing to stand up now and speak out against government overreach, when will you do it?
I may not have handled the situation that Sara was in like she did, but arresting a mom who was at a park and playing with her kids because some other person ratted her out is not what our country should be doing.