Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Governor Walz killed a man today. He won’t be prosecuted for it. He’s
safe behind papers and attorneys and statutes. But the man is dead by
Governor Walz’ act, same as if he’d done the deed in person.
Governor Walz killed a health care worker today. The dead man was laid
off from a hospital. They couldn’t afford to keep him. They were losing
too much money since the Governor banned non-emergency medical treatment
to keep hospital beds open for the surge of Covid patients that never
came. But for the shut-down, the dead man would have been at work,
caring for patients, doing what he loved.
Governor Walz killed a father today. The dead man was married, with
children ranging from 3 to 9 years old. His wife is still in shock.
Family is staying with her. The older ones are quiet, trying to
understand. The little ones hear: “Daddy’s gone to Heaven” and ask:
“Yes, but when is he coming home?” They don’t understand why he’s never
coming home. None of us do. There will be no visitation, no memorial.
They are illegal.
Governor Walz killed a son today. The dead man’s parents still live in
the house he grew up in. The father, in his 90’s, crying, asking, “Why
him, Lord? Why not me? He had so much to live for.” The Governor claims
he had to shut down everything to save lives. But the lives saved are
those like the father – old, sitting at home, waiting to die – which are
never weighed against the lives lost.
Governor Walz killed a brother today. He was the smartest of us all: honors graduate, advanced degrees, quick with a quip but heart as big as the world. He was my baby brother.
My condolences to Joe’s family – to say the least.
Pass it around.