A Plea For Federal Lawsuit Protection

Among others, restaurants will never be the same —if they fully recover at all.

Distancing is impossible for chefs and others.

Wiping down everything thoroughly and consistently after every guest is impossible.

Masks are uniformly worn by employees? Forget it.

Consistent enforcement of bureaucratic rules for every bar and Restaurant will make customer service wait staff into Gestapo agents.

There may only be one fighting chance — right now — for Congress/POTUS to enact medical lawsuit restrictions and ironclad protection to businesses and individuals.

Without powerful legal protections for all businesses, government agencies, churches, and NGOs, could not coronaVirus-related lawsuits be the last nail in the American economic coffin? -dh

(The above may actually be a plea for a return to individual responsibility.  If I want to eat out, work in an office, be entertained, or roll around on a sandy beach, that is my risk to take, like driving, high diving, rock climbing, skiing, or boxing. We cannot and should not expect the government and an army of contingency lawyers to save us from every scratch, loss, humiliation, embarrassment, or health risk. In fact, governments and lawyers cannot protect us from the result of life’s challenges.  All government and lawyers can do in an effort to seave everyone from every harm is to increase bureaucracies and taxes by eroding our constitutional freedoms.  In short, we should be very careful about demanding something for nothing, for ultimately we will pay for such luxuries in ways we never expected and will surely come to regret.  -dh)

We lament the passing of our dear friend, Roger Jenkins, a champion of reasonable resource development!  -dh

Governor Dunleavy Orders Alaska Flag Lowered

Monday, July 6, 2020 (Anchorage) – Governor Mike Dunleavy today ordered the Alaska State flag to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in honor of former state Representative Roger Jenkins who passed away in June.

“Rose and I were saddened to learn of Roger’s passing and hope that all Alaskans will keep his family and friends in their prayers during this difficult time,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy.

Jenkins served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1985 to 1986 representing the Spenard area of Anchorage.