Fortunately, they have been the demographic most lightly affected by the coronavirus. If folks who encounter kids are vaccinated, what’s the problem? If they’re not, and they believe in the efficacy of masks, why not just wear one?
This includes their own parents. If you think that sounds silly, have I got a doozy for you!
Pssst … last year government thought the best way to confront the budding pandemic was to shut Americans in their homes and deprive many of the ability to earn a living to support their families.
Crazy, I know.
What is “burdensome for businesses?” That they’ll have to create and enforce their own rules?
Such varied rules that are bemoaned by proponents of central planning offer the potential for a diversity of information to be had. Better to come to a consensus of millions than a few “experts.”
Business owners that are cool with going their own way shouldn’t be subjected to some of their peers’ tendency to enlist the coercive power of the state “level the playing field.”
On the other side of the transaction, the customer doesn’t necessarily get to hide behind the façade of “always being right.”
I was slightly taken aback recently by maskless patrons at a QT gas station down the road, and equally relieved that the nearby WalMart no longer requires them.
However, there are some grocery items that I prefer that WalMart doesn’t have, but that HEB does. As of my last visit, they still require a mask. Fine, so be it.
Why is it a stretch for some shoppers to refrain from being boorish about this? Whatever happened to simple civility, especially toward an employee who doesn’t set the rules?
If I caught some bitter lout berating one of my daughters working customer service, they might learn that “always being right” isn’t necessarily free of repercussions.
What does seem to be immune to consequences here in south central Texas is running a one-sided newspaper.
It’s not at all uncommon for editorial sections to lean one way or another. But even the most prominent left-leaning one, The New York Times, has a couple right-leaning contributors. That goes as well for left-leaners at its counterpart, The Wall Street Journal.
The same cannot be said of the San Antonio Express-News.
Moreover, they’ve long since stopped running even the occasional extended view of anyone who doesn’t reside on the political left, in academia, in non-profits or the like.
This extends to the “SA Inc.” section in the Sunday paper. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think activist government is an indispensable, benevolent part of life.
In this echo chamber, there are few negative tradeoffs to relinquishing control of our lives, our associations, the fruits of our labor, to a plodding entity subject to no competitive pressure or incentive to give us a sufficient return on our meek consent.
This bears the illusion of being the gospel by virtue of entertaining precious little opposition.
It’s really no surprise then, when they tell us we “should” get vaccinated. If they had more respect for individual sovereignty, perhaps they would “recommend” instead.
If an “honor system” is even worth their mention, that would arguably be a better way to exemplify it.