Last updated 7/20/2020 at 1:01pm
I am trapped in a land where many people believe they have a right to own a gun, even though their “freedom” raises my chances of being shot. Now I feel so much more trapped as many of these same people believe they have the freedom not to wear face masks, their actions increasing my chances of dying from COVID-19.
And I’m trapped because travel is dangerous and other countries deny Americans entry.
I am unsafe and unable to leave because a sizable portion of my fellow citizens define freedom as the ability to maintain behaviors that put me and those I love at great risk.