Should unvaccinated individuals be barred from participating in society, forced to stay home until they die or capitulate and get the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus ‘vaccine’?
The common-sense answer to such a question is no.
No government should have the right to force its citizens to obtain any type of medical treatment.
What’s more, the United States government has already tried mandating vaccines for workers in order to force people to choose between a jab and a job, and it was a horrific failure.
Highly-skilled workers were forced out of a job even though there was no one around to replace them.
Medical facilities have had to cut back on services to needy people due to a shortage of medical workers, leading some states to call in the National Guard to help provide needed medical treatment.
Unfortunately, The Salt Lake Tribune, the oldest newspaper in the state of Utah, hasn’t been keeping up with the news.
Rather than report what’s actually happening in the nation, the editors penned a scathing editorial begging the state governor to “deploy the National Guard to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.”
Utah’s Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson hit back at the editorial, pointing out key facts that the newspaper editors either missed or refused to notice.
First of all, she pointed out that Omicron is essentially out of control and isn’t just spreading among the unvaccinated but also the vaccinated and boosted.
Even companies with mask mandates and vaccine mandates haven’t been spared.
Given this fact, locking the unvaccinated in their homes would not necessarily limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, but would definitely limit basic human rights to freedom of association, freedom to choose one’s own medical treatments, and freedom of belief as many people have refused the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds.
What’s more, there are many individuals who cannot get vaccinated and who would be unfairly punished for a decision they are not capable of making.
Children younger than five years of age cannot get the jab, and locking little children in their homes all day, forbidding them from leaving their house or apartment for school or play would be nothing short of cruel.
Individuals with certain health conditions are unable to get the vaccine and such people would be punished simply because they have a chronic health condition.
What’s more, even the vaccinated would suffer as locking up unvaccinated individuals would dramatically worsen an already problematic shortage of workers in the nation.
Truckers, doctors, nurses, engineers, teachers, and other highly-trained workers can’t be easily replaced, and many would not automatically get the jab even if it meant the difference between living under house arrest and being able to go about their daily lives.
Conservative pundits have long warned that liberals are eager to use the current pandemic as an excuse to give the government more power over the lives of everyday citizens.
Sadly, the editors at The Salt Lake Tribune seem to have gone out of their way to prove these pundits correct.
Calling out the National Guard to essentially put the entire state under martial law in order to ensure the unvaccinated remain under perpetual house arrest is both misguided and dangerous.
Fully vaccinated and boosted individuals are getting sick with and even spreading omicron just as much as the unvaccinated.
What is more, no government has the right to decide which medical treatments a person has to get in order to participate in society.
Giving any government such authority would create a situation far worse than the one the nation is currently facing, as governments that strip rights from citizens under any pretext tend to keep their powers long after the “emergency situation” has passed, creating a downward spiral where ongoing “emergencies” result in people losing even more rights to a government eager to dictate the daily actions of those under its rule.