Ricochet is the best place on the internet to discuss the issues of the day, either through commenting on posts or writing your own for our active and dynamic community in a fully moderated environment. In addition, the Ricochet Audio Network offers over 50 original podcasts with new episodes released every day.
We thought we could trust you to make the right decision, but obviously, you care more about yourself than you do the life of another. You value your own freedom over someone else’s life, someone else’s beating heart. Have you no shame, no remorse, no sympathy for the pain you inflicted upon another?
We’re having a few national conversations at once: On abortion and on vaccination for COVID-19. We’re hearing a lot of “my body my choice” from the national media and liberal thought-leaders, while on vaccination, Americans are increasingly being denied any semblance of bodily autonomy for the sake of the herd.
The arguments are shockingly inconsistent: Women are allowed total freedom over their own bodies, their own choices, even though their decision to abort results in the cessation of another human being’s heartbeat 100% of the time. Pair that with the decision not to vaccinate: Your actions could harm another, passing on a virus that might make someone have a mild cold at best, or dead at worst. Both decisions involve maintaining bodily autonomy; one always results in another’s death, and the other could. And yet, liberals view the right to abort as sacrosanct and the decision to forgo vaccination as literal murder.
I say this as someone who used some creativity to get vaccinated ahead of “my time”: President Biden’s announcement today about vaccine mandates is medical tyranny. It is shocking we are having a conversation about millions of Americans being told to choose between their livelihoods and a shot. This isn’t the first time Americans have had their livelihoods threatened and ripped away by the force of the government these last two years. There was hardly a peep when millions of small business owners saw the government rip away everything they had built; the courts didn’t step in, there were no massive protest movements, no cry of alarm from the press. Just quiet acquiescence. I hope that these latest moves by the Biden administration will hit walls when the public and judiciary grow not just outraged, but alarmed, at the terrifying overreach. But I’m jaded: if the government can decimate entire industries and halt our way of life for over a year without a peep, I don’t expect there to be much pushback against this latest announcement. How far is too far? Is there even such a thing anymore?