People like Michael A. Smith are why this country is tearing apart at the seams. After writing a great example why universal health care will never happen ("We don't owe the unvaccinated priority on hospital care," The Daily News, Aug. 14-15), he now doesn’t think Biden’s vaccine mandate goes far enough ("Biden's COVID order neither sweeping nor a mandate," The Daily News, Sept. 18-19).
So, in Smith's ideal America, a cabal of government agencies and corporations can inject you with whatever they decide and if you don’t agree you should lose your job, home and go hungry, and if you need medical help too bad.
That’s literally the real-world consequences of what he’s proposing.
Just like with how the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can’t issue decrees forcing tenants to allow squatters indefinitely, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can’t issue decrees making a business force you to get a flu shot or not work.
Smith needs to remember why we’re the envy of the world. Why millions come here each year. Why we fought the American Revolution and the Cold War. It was so we could be free.
The reason Democrats can’t implement the same crackdowns we’re seeing in Australia and Europe is because we’re free. We have God-given rights and a recourse to government overreach.