Now Lanser stood up. “I told you I’m very tired, sir. I must have some sleep. Please co-operate with us for the good of all.” When Mayor Orden made no reply, “For the good of all,” Lanser repeated. “Will you?”
Orden said, “This is a little town. I don’t know. The people are confused and so am I.”
“But will you try to co-operate?”
Orden Shook his head. “I don’t know. When the town makes up its mind what it wants to do, I’ll probably do that.”
– Steinbeck, The Moon is Down
I’m just a guy eating chocolate chip cookies for breakfast.
I know there’s a list of counties in Washington who are now (graciously) permitted (with suprememe benevolence) to apply for the privilege of embarking on phase 2 of reopening their businesses. I am no revolutionary, but I am no idiot, and while neither am I a Constitutional scholar, I don’t think that’s the way it works. I’m pretty sure these people – The People – can hang their shingles and throw open the doors whenever they damn well please, without begging for permission from those elected officials who serve because we allow them to do so. Not the other way around.