We have seen the worst in people.
Our government — and every institution established by our government to protect us — failed at every step of the way.
Federal agencies that exist only to protect Americans from these very public health risks failed to detect the virus before it reached our shores.
They also lied and took extravagant measures to help communist China cover up its involvement in springing the pandemic on the world.
It is interesting that — literally — the only thing the federal government did right during the whole pandemic was to step out of the way and allow pharmaceutical companies to develop vaccines.
Sadly, our government institutions are not even the worst villains.
Perhaps it is entirely fitting that the crucial first weeks that the pandemic stalked our shores, our government had ground to a halt for a hotly partisan “impeachment” trial that everybody knew would end in acquittal.
It was, by definition, a partisan exercise in futility — as the worst pandemic in a century took hold.
When these people were finally shaken from their partisan stupor, their very first instinct was to play word games with a pandemic that has now killed 2 1/2 million people around the world.
And now they want another $129 billion to spend on government schools — many of which still have not opened back up.