The Big “What If” of the Coronavirus

Imagine if we were as passionately concerned about protecting the life of the unborn as we are protecting ourselves from the Coronavirus. How different our world would be.

I’m sure you’ve seen all the news stories and links about the potential risks the Coronavirus poses to us. However, the stories have been disputed by health experts as exaggerated or hyperbolic in nature. These things happen when we get into panic mode and realize the uncertainty of the situation. For example, some stores have limited how many toilet paper rolls a customer can purchase at one given time and even one report said that securities guards were assigned to a super market to prevent fighting over medical supplies. It’s easy to take something we don’t fully understand and go into crisis mode because we don’t grasp the right picture.
Now, it is true the virus has taken lives, but not in the magnitude that we as a society have reacted to. But as much panicked effort and world wide attention as we are giving this virus, I want you to imagine a big question: “What if?”

What if we gave this much concern and attention to issues around us that don’t just a pose a potential threat, but are already doing their damage.

What if we devoted this much concern and attention to issues like abortion, where millions of unborn children are killed in the name of choice?

What if we devoted this much concern and attention to issues like voter apathy, where lots of votes never get cast to the ballot box because of lack of interest?

What if we committed this much concern and attention to issues like Agricultural Literacy, where many of Americans already admit they don’t know where there food comes from.

What if we dedicated this much concern and attention to the Gospel and helped others deal with the spiritual disease of sin?

I could go on and on, but the truth is we as Americans face a much bigger a disease than the Coronavirus. This disease is suffocating our freedom and our kids are watching. This disease is called inaction. When we sit by idle as kids are being murdered, the wrong people are getting elected, a population becomes Ag illiterate, and folks are heading to hell due to their sin, this disease of inaction gives birth to a status quo well beneath our nation’s potential and level of greatness.

Yes, we should take the Coronavirus seriously, but we need to take these other issues even more seriously. Science has proven that the human race can recover from the Coronavirus, but my fear is if we don’t give the same attention and concern to these other issues, we will still lose. Even though we will recover from the virus, we could still be dying to a disease, the disease of inaction. #Coronavirus #BrandonForTheBallot #BaumgartenForSenate #FightingForTheFuture

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Brandon Baumgarten

Brandon Baumgarten grew up in the small town of Oilton, Oklahoma and was elected to serve the Oklahoma FFA Association as State Secretary, State President, and as a National Officer Candidate representing nearly 25,000 students on the local, state, and national levels from 2011-2013. Afterwards, Brandon launched his speaking career and authored the highly sought after leadership book, Caught Up & Called Out, hoping to help others see the impact they can make on this world. He is a professional speaker, speaking at over 100 different events each year, and a graduate from Oklahoma State University in Agricultural Leadership, and was even named a top 10 student. He is a Zig Ziglar Legacy & Youth Certified Presenter and his message is always to engage, encourage, and empower you to do something big in your life! No matter if you are a student, teacher, parent, or business executive, Brandon's presentations are certain to make you laugh, think, and realize your impact is about to begin!

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