Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Big Vax Push

 It seems that we are in a third (or fourth?) wave of the Wu-flu and the push to get vaccinated is on.  

From the CDC, to the Veterans Affairs, to your state and local government, the push is on.  They are trying to make it a patriotic decision, or a civic duty. The simple truth is that it is a medical decision that should be made with the consultation of your personal physician.  There may be a multitude of reasons for a person to get vaccinated or not.  No one but your personal doctor should have any input on this decision at all.

There is a push to get us masked-up again.  It's also time for Americans to resist.  The mask (or face diaper, or whatever you wish to call it) has become a virtue-signal, a visible outward manifestation of submission.  If the Governor says we should mask, that's enough for the submissive.  Based on my readings, the question remains about the effectiveness of cloth or paper masks to reduce the chances of infection, so the mask becomes a political statement.

For Louisiana, as in many blue states, or Governor loves the pandemic and is loath to give up the power it represents.  I am becoming convinced that the emergency powers given to the Governor to declare a pubic health emergency is too much power to entrust to one man.  The blue-state governors have proven that they are unable to resist using the power that we entrusted to them.  In nearly every case, they have restricted religious freedom, freedom of assembly, freedom to conduct commerce, just to name a few.  It was all done with what I believe are good intentions, but it was done nevertheless.  That power is simply too powerful for one person to wield.  It should be removed by the legislatures at the earlies possible tome.


Ryan said...

I will say it is a sad testimony to our country that we have made a public health issue into a political issue.

Termite said...

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

C.S. Lewis