Local Municipalities Revolt As Big Government Tries To Maintain Control
Every year, Gallup conducts a survey where they ask people which professions they think are honest and ethical.
You can probably guess who always comes in near the top. It’s all the admirable careers: nurses, pharmacists, doctors, scientists, and teachers. And of course you know who’s always at the bottom: members of Congress, lawyers, and salesmen.
Why is it that everyone loves a sale but nobody loves a salesman?
Because here’s the funny thing.
You know all those most trusted professions? They’re all in the business of selling too.
Whenever a doctor writes a prescription, he’s selling you on a potential treatment to whatever’s ailing you. When a scientist publishes a research paper, he’s selling the community on the validity of the results of his research. When a teacher opens her class, she’s selling her students on a picture of the world that she believes in.
It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, you’re in the business of selling. So are you doing everything you can to be the best at selling whatever it is you do? If not, why not?
If you aren’t doing whatever you can to make yourself better, you’re cheating yourself, your family, and everyone who would benefit from what you have to offer.
Anyway, you want to know something that’s pretty ironic?
Remember how medical professions are consistently among the most trusted? Turns out not everyone is buying what most of them are selling in the middle of this pandemic.
The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, recently ordered all Orange County beaches to close. He’s concerned that the region isn’t adhering strictly enough to the stay at home orders (they aren’t).
OC officials have more or less told him where he can put it. The sheriff said Thursday that he hadn’t seen the order and that he wasn’t going to enforce it.
And rural Modoc County is going even further. They’re allowing bars, restaurants, and churches to reopen today in direct defiance of the orders from Sacramento.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen local governments giving the finger to larger governments this much.
But it’s a beautiful thing to see. The future is bright.
Have a great weekend, you guys!