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The Mandate on Vaccines

I think that people want to live. To remain healthy. If you are infected and you don't have symptoms, that doesn't mean you aren't damaged. Lungs, Brain, Heart. Vaccines help with that.

I think Right-wing extremists, and to some extent even more mainstream R/media rely on financial support from companies selling nutritional supplements and miracle cures — and that financial support is arguably a significant factor pushing the right to become more extreme.

Vaccines work. Don't get that twisted. They don't "Cure". They work. Besides that, it should be law. It's not hindering anyone's legal rights. Jacobson v Massachusetts says so. So do a lot of others. This isn't new. You are already mandated to vaccines. They don't even need to write the law really, except as a Call to Action.

Be Better. Stop Promoting Harm.


From Jacobson v Mass


The liberty secured by the Constitution of the United States does not import an absolute right in each person to be at all times, and in all circumstances, wholly freed from restraint, nor is it an element in such liberty that one person, or a minority of persons residing in any community and enjoying the benefits of its local government, should have power to dominate the majority when supported in their action by the authority of the State.


It is within the police power of a State to enact a compulsory vaccination law, and it is for the legislature, and not for the courts, to determine

Forces of Henry Adams

 Modern politics is, at bottom, a struggle not of men but of forces. The men become every year more and more creatures of force, massed about central power-houses. The conflict is no longer between the men, but between the motors that drive the men, and the men tend to succumb to their own motive forces.

Henry Adams ~

 

... What I would ask Mr. Adams is -- 'And once that has happened…then what?' Is there no alternative? Or is this by design? Is this Democracy as advertised? I agree that Mr. Adams' description fits the bottom of politics, but is this firm curved shape what we want to spank? What makes it 'modern'?

And Long Remains the Blame


As longtime political handicapper Stu Rothenberg wrote in a post-Memorial Day column:
"The country is as polarized as it was two months ago, and the trajectory of the contest is essentially unchanged, with Biden holding a comfortable lead in national polling and having multiple paths to 270 electoral votes.
"While daily developments give the cable television networks something to chatter about, today's big story will be replaced by a new one tomorrow, and another one the day after that. But the fundamentals of the race remain unchanged."

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apocalypse (n.)

Etymology: late 14c., "revelation, disclosure," from Church Latin apocalypsis "revelation," from Greek apokalyptein "uncover, disclose, reveal," from apo "off, away from" (see apo-) + kalyptein "to cover, conceal," from PIE root *kel- (1) "to cover, conceal, save." The Christian end-of-the-world story is part of the revelation in John of Patmos' book "Apokalypsis" (a title rendered into English as pocalipsis c. 1050, "Apocalypse" c. 1230, and "Revelations" by Wyclif c. 1380).

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