Dan Forest: ‘We Must Determine How to Get Back to Life’

RALEIGH – While much of the established order focuses on how to keep the state and nation shutdown out of fear of COVID-19 spread, a select few are questioning the social and economic costs of such policies and encouraging a conversation about how we get back to some semblance of normal.

Republican lieutenant governor, and 2020 candidate for governor, Dan Forest, was one to warn against the unintended consequences of the shutdown policies early. For this, he was lambasted as an unwelcome disruption damaging public health by questioning the process and implications of authoritarian executive orders. Of course, Forest was absolutely correct; the shutdown policies have led to the largest hit to our economy, livelihoods, and society in living memory.

In a radio interview late last week, Forest acknowledged the many pitfalls of such policies, not least of which is a suppression of basic core liberties. He says we have local governments ‘literally picking and choosing [who to restrict] based on their own ideology.’ and the need to start talking about how we get back to normal.

Notice: The WPP_Query class has been deprecated since 5.0.0. Please use \WordPressPopularPosts\Query instead. in /www/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-popular-posts/src/deprecated.php on line 43

Trending: Governor Cooper: If You Don’t Cancel Thanksgiving, You Don’t Love or Care About Your Family

Listen:

take our poll - story continues below

Do you think Roy Cooper should reopen North Carolina?

  • URGENT COVID POLL: Do you think Roy Cooper should reopen North Carolina?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to First In Freedom Daily updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

If we don’t start having this conversation now, how long will these policies, and their unwelcome effects, linger? Probably a lot longer than the coronavirus threat warrants.

Have a hot tip for First In Freedom Daily?

Got a hot news tip for us? Photos or video of a breaking story? Send your tips, photos and videos to tips@firstinfreedomdaily.com. All hot tips are immediately forwarded to FIFD Staff.

Have something to say? Send your own guest column or original reporting to submissions@firstinfreedomdaily.com.