Hi Scott. It really is the conundrum imo. Democracy and freedom....

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    Hi Scott. It really is the conundrum imo. Democracy and freedom.

    democracy
    1. a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

      freedom

      1. the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.

        Our democratic systems empowers government to take away our personal freedoms. If we wish to be a part of society then we must obey the rules and laws. You have to wear a seat belt when in a vehicle. Wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. Get vaccinated. Of course you can refuse but there are repercussions. Civil libertarians of course have a field day when they believe the 'rules' take away too much of our personal freedoms. The government is empowered to act for 'the greater good' but when do they go too far? I believe the forcing of people to be vaccinated rather than encouraged is a step too far. The vaccinations are still really in trial phase and can make people seriously ill or die. So can covid, so people should be able to make a choice imo. Protect the vulnerable as best we can but as we all now know covid can mutate and spread whether jabbed or not.
        Anyway the democracy vs personal freedom is a difficult one because if we all have total personal freedom we would have anarchy.
        What's your thoughts?






 
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