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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 05:12 PM

34. During WWII, the federal government imposed rationing to prevent the privileged from hogging food.

The federal government set the Food Rationing Program into motion in 1942 to control supply and demand—and prices—for food and basic commodities. Rationing was introduced to avoid public anger with shortages and to avoid only the wealthy being able to afford basic commodities. If the federal government had the right to issue ration books to every family in the US and enforce price controls, then it certainly has the right to issue an order to wear a mask in public. Of course we know that Trump will never do that.

During WWII people worked together and shared the sacrifices necessary in a world war. Today’s privileged people like the ones in the OP and other Trump supporters refuse to work for the common good even though we are in a world war called a pandemic. They’re not patriots; they’re the kind of people who would have insisted that other people should starve so that they could selfishly have all the food and gasoline they wanted whenever they wanted. Tribal politics have completely eliminated the notion of the common good and shared sacrifice.

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