April 17, 2020
The writers, Hector Hernandez Jr. and Jason Miller, do not take into account that our entire nation, not only our city, county or state, is facing an unprecedented health threat. In these extraordinary circumstances public safety must take precedence over individual rights. It is more important than ever to be sure we vote for candidates who will balance safety for the community with our economic and personal freedom. At this moment, and for the foreseeable future, community safety from COVID-19 transmission must be the first consideration of public officials. It appeared to me that your opinion writers were arguing to weaken that proposition. I do not think you benefit your reading public by doubting the necessity of cooperating with social distancing requirements.
Leslie Harris Soltz