In 2020, Thanksgiving has been all but canceled due to Covid-19. Multiple states such as Illinois, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, California, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and New York have basically canceled Thanksgiving because of the treat of Covid-19. In each of these states, the governor has either limited or banned family gatherings on Thanksgiving.
This is a direct violation of our freedom in America. Thanksgiving is one of the most unique and meaningful American holidays. It is A time for families to gather and be thankful. It is a time to not only be thankful for living in America, but for the blessing this.
The governor of California, Gavin Newsome said, “We have not put out Thanksgiving guidelines.”
However, Newsome has clearly put heavy restrictions on the people of California. For example, no more than three families (or ten people) are allowed to congregate, and outdoor gatherings are preferable.
This could be the government trying to control the people, instead of the government letting citizens make their own choices in regards to their safety.
Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address the states, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from earth.”
We are slowly losing our liberties and with the way things are going, if they can take Thanksgiving away, what could be next?