Bad Habits in the Days of CoViD 19

As much as we may hope people will continue to do the right thing I don't count on it lasting. The more restrictions that are in place and the longer we're under them the more likely it is that people will rebel and act out. As afraid and powerless as many of us feel even a small spark is likely to inflame a lot of people. To keep things calm as long as possible show people you're doing things that at least seem like they should be effective, let people do things that help them feel safe, and let people exercise some bad habits to help distract them. Basically allow people to feel they have some control over their own lives:

  1. Establish real quarantines.
  2. Shut down non commercial driving for anything other than attending a necessary job, medical appointments, and food shopping. (Can be enforced at parking lots)
  3. Allow community businesses (that people can walk to) to remain open so long as reasonable precautions are in place.
    1. Be particularly careful to allow gun store and shooting ranges to remain open so people that need them to feel like they're protecting themselves can. (just don't let people drive to or from)
    2. Also be sure to allow bars, restaurants, and other places that serve alcohol to do so in limited amounts for walking customers.
    3. Take great care to allow places that sell alcohol (closed container), tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, vapor, etc. ), and marijuana products to remain open if they choose.
You don't have to like these bad habits or even marginally approve of them but tolerating them until the end of this crisis will go a log way towards keeping the peace as long as we can.

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