‘Larry the Cable Guy’ sounds alarm against ‘sitting on the fence’ while America is being ‘destroyed’

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Dan Whitney, better known as Larry the Cable Guy, warned about not sitting on the fence while America is being “destroyed” as he opined about the effects of COVID-19.

The stand-up comedian and actor joined a growing chorus of voices, calling out on social media the “ever-changing rules” and information about the coronavirus pandemic as well as mandates by local and state governments in the name of combating its spread.

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In a series of tweets and responses to other Twitter users, Whitney addressed everything from the number of coronavirus cases and deaths, the reopening of schools and even sports in the wake of the pandemic.

“I honestly don’t want to tweet my thoughts cause it’s obviously futile,” he tweeted Monday. “But our country is being destroyed and sitting on the fence just doesn’t seem right. And if voicing you’re opinion in America causes you to be scared and fearful than it’s not America anyway.”

“This virus has a 99.9 % recovery. This is all so unnecessary,” he wrote in a tweet referring to how college football has always been there “to uplift the American psyche” during other national tragedies and crises.

When one Twitter user commented on how “people can’t do basic things” like wearing masks, Whitney noted how the goalposts are always changing.

He weighed in on the school debate, as decisions are being made across the nation on whether it is safe to reopen schools or continue to teach students remotely online. He found plenty who concurred with his view and called for the return to classrooms for the health of children.

Apparently in response to some comments, however, Whitney called out the claims that he was “discounting” COVID-19 deaths.

“Stop saying people don’t care about them. People do,” he wrote.

“I honestly have no hate for anyone,” Whitney wrote less than an hour after his first tweet on the topic.

“But what’s happening right now is wrong and makes no sense. Ever changing rules, crazy mandates, mayors saying one thing than doing the opposite,” he wrote, adding, “ugh.”

The award-winning comedian had called out the “draconian over reaching mandates” by state and local governments in the wake of the pandemic back in May as well, slamming politicians who remained silent as Americans watched their rights being trampled on.

“I’ve said my piece,” the 57-year-old said as he concluded on Monday and was showered with affirming messages.

“I appreciate all of you who agree with me. And those who don’t. I don’t appreciate those of you that have nothing to say but insults and hate. You’re the problem,” he added. “The majority of us want civility and a safe America so we can be good parents and raise our kids.”

A short time later, he added a tweet with a Bible verse, telling his more than 600,000 followers that “God is in charge. He WILL have the final say in everything.”

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