Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Roger Harnack
Gazette Publisher 

Essential Liberty


“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

—Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote often arises in the context of government overreach.

In this age of Wuhan Flu —or COVID-19, as those pushing political correctness would say —it still applies today.

On Monday evening, Gov. Jay Inslee followed the lead of California Gov. Gavin Newsome and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in ordering residents to remain in their homes and businesses and offices to close their doors at least two weeks.

The order came only...

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