As a student of history and a proud conservative, I have always taken pride in the American belief in personal liberty. The power of the individual to determine their own fate is critical to every aspect of the American ethos. We read books about heroes accomplishing great deeds against the odds, watch as our athletes compete against one another, and, of course, see those values reflected in our governing documents.
Unfortunately, instead of embracing that great American tradition of empowering individuals to make decisions for themselves, Joe Biden and his administration have decided to mandate the healthcare decisions of millions of Americans.
We can all remember when President-elect Biden said “No, I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory,” when asked in December 2020 his thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine. Even Biden didn’t agree with vaccine mandates and knew it would not be within his power as president. I guess this just shows the power that the Biden administration thinks they are entitled to grab.
The Biden administration labels those who disagree with his overreaching mandates as “anti-science” and “backward.” But they are blinded by their own dogma. They believe that they are entitled to tell their fellow Americans how to live their lives, how to raise their children and how to make decisions that should be made by individuals in consultation with their doctor.
Those of us who oppose Biden’s mandates aren’t advocating for or against the vaccine, but for the freedom of every American to make their own decisions. We believe that mandating health decisions is a slippery slope to tyranny.