Inreally want to know when the mandates/guidelines will be enough for those who actually think they are doing more good than harm? At this point we are letting the government tell us what we have to wear, where and when we can congregate, what jobs you are allowed to do, where you can shop, how many people can congregate, how we can learn, what is fact vs fiction, who we get to listen to, and so much more. and many if these guidelines and mandate demoralize people. like being able to see human faces and touch are key things for people’s emotional wellness and the government is literally making us sick by taking those things away from us. and of course they keep promising us, “just a little longer” every time we question how much longer. they mask all of this with trying to save people from a virus but if you stop blindly listening to them and run the numbers the harm from their mandates is far worse than what they want to make you think. sure the numbers they are reporting are high and rising fast so it seems like a lot right now but just wait, the sliw impacts are going to be far greater when all is said and done and the sad part is we are letting them control our happiness. you shouldnt need the government to tell you who you can be around and have contact with and we are letting them change that on a daily basis and when we allow them that power have niw set the precedent that we will allow them full control over just about anything and they get to give and take as they please and as it benefits them. Id argue they wantbus feeling so bad so they can give us this false sense that they provide this to us when in reality we should be able to provide it for ourselves.
Don’t take any advice from Government. They do not know what is good or bad for us as individuals. How can they know what’s good for 300,000,000 million individuals. They can’t. Use your own good judgement and life will work out great. America doesn’t need or want a NAnny state.
Just curious on your thoughts. How is this different than other government mandates / guidelines?
The government already tells use what we have to wear. In many states women are not allowed to go topless, or they can be fined for not wearing the right kind of bikini bottom on beaches. Stores have the right to dictate dress codes, and can refuse someone entry or service for not wearing shirts or shoes. In the 2000's, several cities in the US passed ordinances banning "saggy pants" which would lead to fines and jail / community service. There used to be laws against cross-dressing. In Blythe, CA, it is illegal to wear cowboy boots unless you own at least two cows. There are laws against wearing military uniforms / ranks that do not apply.
The government already tells us where we can congregate. You are not allowed in public parks after sundown. North Carolina still has a law making co-habitation before marriage a misdemeanor. There are ordinances making people need permits to hold rallies or marches, and plenty of regulations adding conditions to the right to peacefully assemble / protest.
The government already tells us what jobs we can do, or where we can engage in commerce. In most states, prostitution is illegal. In some places, even stripping is illegal. Setting up a kiosk without permits is illegal. Unlicensed gambling is illegal. Selling unpasteurized milk is illegal. Eric Garner was killed by police because he was selling loose cigarettes. In places where drugs are legalized, you still need to buy from a state-sanctioned dispensary. You live in PA, as do I - so you know full well the history of the blue / alcohol laws we've had.
For decades the government dictated who we could marry, making mixed-race and same-sex unions illegal. It still has laws against incestuous marriage or polygamy. The government had laws against consuming alcohol in Prohibition, and still has many laws against consuming other drugs. The government used to police what people did in their own bedrooms, arresting consenting adults for homosexuality. The government has restrictions on the 2nd Amendment, requiring permits and licenses and restricting open carry in many states - both with guns and knives.