(UnitedVoice.com) – America has a problem. Both elected officials and bureaucrats believe it’s their job to oversee the day-to-day lives of Americans and the choices we make. There’s a quest for power that appears to be growing. They forget their place. In the late 1880s, America went through a transformative period. Congress exerted itself in ways never before seen, not unlike our times. The only difference was a president who knew and understood the limitations of government. President Grover Cleveland once reminded elected officials that “officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters.”
President Abraham Lincoln said during the Gettysburg Address, “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” How far we’ve fallen. At this moment, the White House is doubling down on its COVID-19 door-to-door program, intent on “persuading” more people to get vaccinated. On Sunday, July 11, Dr. Anthony Fauci once again took the opportunity to insult millions of Americans who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
What Is Wrong With the Government?
American history is full of moments where Americans were forced to correct the over handedness of government. Most of it was peaceful and conducted at the ballot box. Today, it seems that no matter who is elected, the politicians are all too willing to succumb to the litany of experts on the government payroll who are apparently accountable to no one. That’s not how America is supposed to work.
Just a few short months ago, America’s alleged top infectious disease doctor and highest-paid government official, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told the US Senate he didn’t care about our liberties. It was a telling moment of pure honesty. He admits to lying to America under the guise that he didn’t believe we could handle the truth, and he talks to America as if we’re little children that need correcting.
On Sunday, he did it again. When asked if the message or the deliverer of the message needs to change, Fauci attacked the public. He stated, “You know, it’s almost inexplicable why people—when they see the data in front of them, that they don’t get vaccinated.”
He couldn’t be more wrong. First, most Americans don’t have the data. They do have politicians, government employees like Fauci, and the media telling them to get vaccinated. For some people, that’s just not good enough, and perhaps it shouldn’t be either.
The decision to vaccinate is a deeply personal choice. Personal choice is an issue Democrats champion when it comes to abortion but seem quite unwilling to acknowledge when it comes to putting something in our bodies we don’t know much about or understand. If one chooses to take a vaccine, that’s a good decision for them. If not, what is the government worried about, considering the high numbers of people who’ve been vaccinated? It’s each individual’s choice.
Last week, the White House announced a new door-knocking program to convince Americans to get the shot. It backfired horrendously. There are many more questions than answers, and few in the media are asking them. Despite the intrusive nature of the government’s actions, they also doubled down and defended the program. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said government “agents” are not going door-to-door. Well, let’s give them the benefit of the doubt. Regardless, it’s still the government’s propaganda, irrespective of who’s doing it, and someone will earn tax dollars and use government databases that are tracking Americans.
Fauci was asked if the problem was the message or the messenger. Yes – it’s both. But it’s also so much more.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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