CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer wrote an opinion piece that went out on Wednesday evening. What was his opinion? That it’s now time for the United States — and perhaps even different international locations — to start out making the COVID vaccine obligatory.
The first line of the article reads: “It is time to impose vaccine mandates and passports.”
I’ll take “Things We Saw Coming” for $800, Alex.
Even with my lighthearted Jeopardy! spin, I discover the push for compelled vaccines worrisome. Sure, just about each sane, affordable individual knew we had been finally going to succeed in this level. But now that we’re right here, it seems even worse than we thought it might.
And get this, Zelizer makes use of Social Security and a mass earnings tax system throughout World War II to justify forcing folks to take the vaccine.
“Created in 1935, Social Security stipulated that all industrial workers pay taxes to finance pensions for the elderly,” Zelizer wrote. “During World War II, a mass income tax system and a Selective Service program were essential to defeating the global threat of fascism.”
Personally, I believe we’re making fairly a leap going from Social Security and earnings taxes to forcing folks to inject themselves with one thing that they don’t belief. As far as constructing belief within the vaccine, I don’t have a precise reply on how to do this.
What I do know is taking the “hey, we’re just going to make you take it” strategy is not the reply. If something, it’s going to make that line within the sand much more clear and create much more division and hostility. Zelizer has to know that, proper?