COVID-19 pandemic has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and millions of cases; however, how we should live, day-to-day continues to be hotly contested. President Trump, on a campaign call, said, “People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots, these people, these people that have gotten it wrong.” 

And those sentiments seem to resound with a lot of folks. 

Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. However, with the threat of a very real pandemic, can you truly have freedom without adherence to safety?

That seems to be the million-dollar question because safety is the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury. To preserve one’s freedom, which is prominent in the United States constitution, does the government have a responsibility to public health?

What is debated with some Americans saying give me freedom and let me decide the best way to keep myself safe. Others say without safety, how can I be free?

This question will be resoundingly answered on election day with two candidates that have made their positions clear. 

America will choose if safety and freedom are synonymous or not. 

The general elections will be held on November 3rd, 2020. 

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