Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Libertarian Candidate Donald Rainwater On COVID, Racial Inequity And Education

by Brandon Smith, WFYI PBS

The 2020 campaign for Indiana governor – like so much of people’s lives – has been overtaken by concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice and police violence. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith sat down with each candidate to discuss the race's big issues.

Brandon Smith: As a Libertarian, what do you see as the role of government in addressing the pandemic?

Donald Rainwater: Provide the citizens with the information necessary to decide for ourselves how best to safeguard our lives and the lives of our families. I believe that all too often, the idea that government can protect everyone is misguided.

Smith: What about Gov. Holcomb’s response hasn’t worked in your mind? The number of cases as it relates to the number of tests has come down in recent months. He touts those numbers, says it’s clear the response is working. What about it didn’t work for you?

Rainwater: Many, many, almost a million Hoosiers have had to file unemployment claims since the first week of March. We have no idea what the economic ripple impact of the executive orders will be from now over the next couple of years...

To read interview in full, click here.

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