The Anti-vax Problem

by Jon Sullivan - 2021-09-25

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For me liberty and freedom have always been an essential personal right. An unalienable right. A moral standard to which the United States should strive. Then came the death cults.

I've always felt that the purpose and mandate and limit of government should be to protect the collective citizenry. That includes, to prevent random assholes from ruining it for the rest of us. But at the same time it shouldn't enforce that mandate when it tramples on personal liberty. And when in doubt, when there is a grey area, personal liberty takes precedence. Said another way, your personal liberty should be absolute, but can't trample the life, liberty and happiness of others or the masses. So, as long as you aren't hurting others, all is fair. As long as you aren't hurting others, your liberty should be boundless.

That's what I believe.

It's very obvious that it's not what many others believe. Others clearly believe their liberty supersedes all rights of anyone else. They believe that if others must die because of their freedom to choose, so be it. They are fine with bodies piling up around them. They are fine with children being made orphans. They are fine with elders dying before their time. They are fine with an endless global plague. They believe liberty belongs only to them.

They reject the easy and obvious solution to all the death and suffering. It could have been over by now. Covid could literally be a non-problem in a few weeks. Vaccines work and are safer than most of the crap you ingest. But because they put their personal liberty above every conceivable thing, we'll keep dying needlessly.

Just so we're clear, I believe that liberty and freedom are absolute. But it's absolute for everyone. Everyone has the same right to life and happiness. And you can believe whatever you want, you can say whatever you want, you can do whatever you want. But you can't take that away from others. And if you choose not to get vaccinated, good for you, but then you are morally obligated to do everything you can to make sure you won't infect others.

I'll say again. If you choose to not get vaccinated, fine, don't, I don't care. I really don't. But once you leave the house unvaccinated, or let others visit you, or do anything else that could lead to you infecting others....... Now you and I have have a big fucking problem. That's called premeditated manslaughter, and it's a crime for a good reason. It's not something you have the liberty to do. Not in any civilized society.

Liberty and freedom can be complicated. But we all agree there should be limits. We all agree murder and rape are wrong. We all agree you can't burn down your neighbors house just for fun. We all agree you can't randomly poison people. We all agree that others must be responsible with this liberty we give them. We all agree that certain people should be denied liberty because they abuse it to an unacceptable degree.

So if you choose to not get vaccinated, fine, don't. But also don't assume your liberty supersedes that of others. What you should assume is the opposite - Other's liberty demands that you be isolated and prevented from harming anyone. That's why we need to show proof of vaccination. So we can make sure your personal choice doesn't kill others.

So yeah, vaccinations should be mandatory. And if you choose to not get vaccinated you should be isolated, and your liberty after that choice should be limited.

That's what I believe.

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