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Let’s Not Mistake Selfishness for Freedom

The Covid deniers and Black Lives Matter protesters show two sides of the independence coin

White protestors at the “Freedom Rally” — directly against stay-at-home directives — on April 18, 2020 in San Diego.
White protestors at the “Freedom Rally” — directly against stay-at-home directives — on April 18, 2020 in San Diego.

As July 4th rolls round, I’m finding it difficult to muster up much enthusiasm for the country I call home. With close to 130,000 people dead and over 2.6 million infected with Covid-19, it’s become clear…