by Bob Bridges
We hear all kinds of “science” about whether wearing a mask or not wearing a mask is better. Likewise with shutting down society, demands of “sheltering in place”, and the closing of businesses. Because of this, the debate will sometimes move into the area of our natural right as a human being to choose, which also happens to be protected by our Constitution. They say we are being selfish if we choose freedom over dictates from government. If we still had that right, how would I choose?
I would choose to get the virus if it meant one person would not loose there business and livelihood.
I would choose to get the virus if it meant one person would not be made homeless because they lost their job.
I would choose to get the virus if it meant one person would not commit suicide because of financial ruin or complete isolation.
I would choose to get the virus if it meant one child would not be abused by an acholic parent who was forced to stay home.
I would choose to get the virus if it meant one animal was not harmed by a frustrated owner.
I would choose to get the virus if it meant one elderly person did not die alone without their family by their side because they are not allowed to choose to visit.
I would choose to get the virus if it meant kids could be kids, go to school, and not be traumatized from all the fear.
I would choose to get the virus if it meant one person would not die because they could not have an unrelated illness treated.
It is estimated that the lost years of life from government actions and mandates in this country is now double that of the disease itself, even though is has a 99%+ recovery rate. The UN themselves estimate that government lockdowns around the world will put enough people in poverty to cost another 1.5 million lives. Historically, way more people die from the actions of government than any other reason. I could argue all other reasons combined. How is taking away the right to choose working out? How would you choose? Is it time to restore freedom and the right to choose before government actions destroy more lives? Can we afford to gamble the government mandating a vaccine and how many lives that will cost? Shall we all be presumed guilty of transmitting this disease, much like the witch hunts or inquisition, rather than the presumption of innocence that truly free people have? People will always die, but which is causing the greater harm, freedom and the right to choose or the government denying freedom with dictates?
You may say, “Well, I choose to wear a mask to save others.” That’s fine, it should be your right to choose. Just like it would be your choice to close your business, or self isolate. But if you agree with government dictating your choices to everyone, you also have to be OK with all of the results I listed above. In order to “protect” the 10 people around you, you must be OK with the suicides, child abuse, and/or financial ruin of 20 people you don’t know that are a direct result of government mandating your choice to all.
If you want to see the future of where this is all going, I cannot say it any better than this YouTuber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bemUSjfFAfY