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OH, HECK NO! Leftist Magazine Calls for ‘Pandemic Amnesty’

Todd Starnes

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The Atlantic magazine is calling for pandemic amnesty.

Should we forgive Democrats for shutting down our nation?

That’s the title of their most recent cover story. 

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Emily Oster, an economist with Brown University, is calling on Americans to forgive and forget. 

She said that the shutdowns and social distancing and faulty vaccines were not a result of evil intent, but of tremendous uncertainty. 

Given the amount of uncertainty, almost every position was taken on every topic. And on every topic, someone was eventually proved right, and someone else was proved wrong. In some instances, the right people were right for the wrong reasons. In other instances, they had a prescient understanding of the available information.

The people who got it right, for whatever reason, may want to gloat. Those who got it wrong, for whatever reason, may feel defensive and retrench into a position that doesn’t accord with the facts. All of this gloating and defensiveness continues to gobble up a lot of social energy and to drive the culture wars, especially on the internet. These discussions are heated, unpleasant and, ultimately, unproductive. In the face of so much uncertainty, getting something right had a hefty element of luck. And, similarly, getting something wrong wasn’t a moral failing. Treating pandemic choices as a scorecard on which some people racked up more points than others is preventing us from moving forward.

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They closed our churches and our schools. They shut down our businesses. Many of you lost your jobs. 

They made you wear a mask that did not work — They made you cancel birthday parties and holiday gatherings. 

They left our loved ones to die alone. They sent out the police to shut down funerals.

And now they want you to forget about it. Not a chance, America. 

There will be no amnesty. There will be no do-overs. No forgiveness. We must make the Democrats pay for what they did to our nation. 

A day of reckoning is coming, America. And that day is November 8th. 

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