Americans Need to Say No to Second Shutdown

Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show” said Friday that there seems to be growing concern about a second coronavirus lockdown even though the U.S. is still emerging from its first lockdown, and that is something we should all be concerned about.

Sexton has been an outspoken critic of the first lockdown that ruined the economy and put millions of Americans out of work. His main grievance with political leaders implementing these orders was the fact that these measures were unproven and show no clear benefit to the public’s health.

He said the country knew very little about the virus when the first orders came down and were compliant. But he said any move by the government to put us back in our homes will likely not go as smoothly.

“They told us 15 days to stop the spread in order to flatten the curve,” he said. “That was what they told us. And now they’re telling us, well, it’s really going to be more like maybe six months, maybe 12 months, maybe 18 months. That’s what we’re looking at. No, no, wait. We didn’t sign up for that. I didn’t agree to that.”

He continued, “Only the left gets to do civil disobedience? I don’t think so.”

Sexton’s comments come as major international cities and some in the U.S. reported an uptick in COVID-19 infections. There is concern among health officials that lockdowns are being lifted too quickly. There is also concern that the protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody may have exposed people to the virus.

“We must be ready to roll back relaxation of measures if needed,” Stella Kyriakides, the European Union’s health commissioner, said, according to Reuters.

Bloomberg reported that Houston-area leaders are considering putting stay-at-home orders back in place after the state recorded its highest number of new cases in a single day.

“We may be approaching the precipice of a disaster,”Lina Hidalgo, the Harris County judge, said, according to the report. “It’s out of hand right now. The good news is it’s not severe out of hand.”

Sexton said that if politicians tell us again to go back inside-- after acting within our conscience and taking appropriate measures to be safe—“we should say no.”

“Those of you who are in positions to defy that authority should defy that authority,” he said. He said he lives in an apartment building and does not wear a mask.

“That’s a little act of defiance right now because you’re supposed to based on an executive order from the government, from the governor of New York State, [Andrew] Cuomo, who is a moron and a bad, bad guy.”