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In this Thursday, Apri 2, 2020 photo, drive- up customer, Renee Chaney, a home care nurse, stopped for a sample of Twin Creeks Distillery hand-sanitizer in Rocky Mount, Va., made with the recommendations of the CDC's recipe.  They smell like the booze they produce; but, essential oils can be added to change the scent. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP)

The more Americans learn about the science and medical expertise behind the shut-down, the more it becomes evident: the scientists and medical experts hardly deserve the platform they’ve been given. They’re “experts,” with an asterisk.

A barber shop remains closed because of the coronavirus outbreak Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Seattle. Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday announced $10 million in grants to small businesses in industries particularly hard-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. They include restaurants, hair salons, fitness studios and theaters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

A memo from the Pentagon that was just leaked warns that Department of Defense officials have been quietly working on the assumption that COVID-19 could be a factor on America’s economy and political fronts until, get this, well into 2021. Yawn. No kidding. You don’t say.

In this April 6, 2020, file photo, equipment and supplies sit staged near a roadwork construction project in Seattle where ramps off of the Highway 520 floating bridge meet Montlake Boulevard that has been shut down due to concern over the spread of the coronavirus. The $2 trillion federal stimulus package enacted in March included billions of dollars for public transit systems, publicly owned commercial airports and Amtrak passenger train service, but earmarked nothing for state highways and bridges. Many of those projects across the country have been put on hold because of a sharp drop in fuel taxes, tolls and user fees since the coronarvirus-related shutdowns suspended much of the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

COVID-19 has proven costly — and not just medically speaking. The debt America is pushing on to the coming generations is unsustainable, nearing the point of enslavement. These trillions of dollars, after all, do not grow on trees.

This April 12, 2020, file photo shows choir member Gregory Bloch, standing a distance from his three colleagues, rehearsing before a livestreamed Easter service at Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Why are churches waiting for government permission? Show some gumption. If the concern is the coronavirus — well, perhaps that’s a failure of faith. For that, read Numbers, about Moses and the snake. But if the concern is the government, to include police — well, perhaps that’s a failure to put God first. That’s a failure of fear.

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