a reply to: FyreByrd
What truly concerns me, in the USA, is those people that are allowing themselves to be manipulated by all this talk of 'personal rights' (which
is actually self-centered fear talking).
What a crock. First, it's sure as hell not the people saying, "you do what's right for you, and let me do what's right for me," who are the ones
speaking from self-centered fear
. Exactly the opposite. By definition, the "self-centered" ones would be the ones demanding that we all wear
face masks for THEIR protection... by definition the ones speaking from "fear" are the ones who are so damn scared of this virus (and their own body)
that they are making "self-centered" demands on others.
And it is being done with absolutely no regard or respect or concern for the needs of others.
Much less the very real need for some percentage of the population to become infected and to recover and attain herd immunity. In truth, it's these
badasses who are strong enough and courageous enough to risk themselves for EVERYONE's benefit that will provide protection for others.
I will also point out that without people actually becoming sick, allowing doctors and researchers to observe and study the virus' presentation,
progression, etc., that the medical industry will learn about CoVid and the best and most effective means of treating the virus. We can run but we
cannot hide, so we might as well make the most and the best of what nature provides for our overall best long-term interests.
The Founders of this country put the good of the nation (however they or you define it) above their own personal comfort and pocketbook.
Actually, virtually everything the Founders accomplished did exactly the opposite, because they knew that it was during the most trying times that our
individual rights are MOST IMPORTANT. Our Founding Fathers understood that the corrupt will exploit the fear and panic of the people for a power grab
that will never end.
If we compare this to criminal proceedings, virtually every principle of fairness and justice is thrown out the window. You want me (and
) to wear a mask because we might
be infected and we might
be infectious and you might
catch it and you
die from it.
Reasonable suspicion? Nope! Even asymptomatic people are suspect until proven dead.
Evidence? Nope! No positive test results necessary to play judge and jury.
Quick and speedy trial? Nope! No trial, no evidence, just sentenced to indefinite masking...
The purpose has always been to slow
the spread, not stop
the spread. Just as this is our choice, it is our choice how much we do or
don't do to slow the spread. We can also slow the spread through voluntary measures, allowing people to decide for themselves their level of risk and
the precautions they choose to take, in accordance with their needs and circumstances.
We still have a right to live in harmony and according to the laws of nature -- NOT MAN. If I want to take my chances with this virus, allowing my
body's natural immune system to fight this virus according to the laws of nature, that is my right. I can do so by myself and for myself, and it is
my absolute inalienable right to do so. God and Mother Nature might have a different plan, but that is for God and Mother Nature to decide. It is
not up to Man to take that right away.