As Americans expect their freedoms back, seeing all the sanctimonious righteousness from various contributors to the News Tribune Opinion pages, calling to infringe on Americans’ freedoms you’d think Prohibition was back.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has some explaining to do. The May 24 letter, “Church leaders wrong to defy Walz,” couldn’t have been written with knowledge of the May 25 story, “Lawsuit on behalf of Minnesota churches and businesses proceeds against Walz.” Why were COVID-19 patients sent to long-term care facilities, accounting for nearly 80% of Minnesota deaths? Why did Walz deem churches and synagogues non-essential?

Apparently the May 26 letter, “Freedoms limited until virus is controlled,” was written without remembering that the original agreement was to “flatten the curve,” caring little about American freedoms weighing in the balance. And in ignoring the obvious fallibility of science, the letter also neglected how science misapplied through political lenses is responsible for some of the greatest atrocities in human history, the Holocaust being one.

The faithful being forgiving almost to a fault, hardly ignoring injustices, one wonders how the liberals among them would stand up to the same scrutiny they level at President Donald Trump? What does the Bible say about the administration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden sacrificing truth and justice to attack others?

If not for the grace of God and the genius of America’s electoral system stopping pure-democracy ideologues from controlling the country in 2016, Americans would’ve never known the truth about this plague of vindictiveness that Democrats and the media seem to want everyone to dismiss.

As Baltimore Pastor Stacey Shiflett proclaimed, “It’s abundantly clear that if we settle for permission, we will never have liberty again.” Democrats are making the 2020 election a choice between tyranny and liberty, for which moral precedent supports choosing liberty. Nationwide, ongoing violations of American’s constitutional rights demonstrate how tyranny divides, and Americans are quickly figuring out how liberties unite.

Warner Gouin

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota