If there’s one imminent threat to America, it’s how close we are to losing our freedoms completely amid new challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Like 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln famously said, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
In 2021, we have found ourselves on the verge of this exact scenario.
The USA is the strongest, most powerful country in the world and currently at war with no foreign adversary. Yet, we are experiencing intense internal division, a political-ideological war that is deciding the trajectory of our future.
And we are losing many important battles that could ultimately force America into taking a turn for the worst.
We can only hope this is not the case, but a recent poll taken by Reuters/Ipsos about Americans’ feelings on vaccinated versus unvaccinated people does not show promising signs.
The poll conducted March 8-9, 2021 among more than 1,000 individuals revealed that most Americans support restricting those who are unvaccinated from returning to life as normal.
72 percent of respondents said it was at least “somewhat” important to know if the people around them have been vaccinated, including a plurality of Republicans and a majority of Democrats.
63 percent agree that people should be vaccinated before flying on an airplane. 59 percent feel the same for who should be allowed to enroll in school.
Percentages of Americans who think people should be vaccinated before working out at the gym, going to a concert or theater, or work in an office were 54 percent, 56 percent, and 56 percent respectively.
These are alarming statistics.
If most Americans support requiring people to get vaccines before resuming life activities as normal again, then what’s to stop tyrannical elected officials across the country from taking advantage of that?
While the threat of a government-imposed mandatory vaccine looms, they may not even have to issue such an order if private businesses do it for them. Preventing Americans from going to the bank, store, or any place where they interact with people will easily persuade the public to run out and get the vaccine.
And therein lies the end of any medical freedom we had in America, which is just the beginning of losing the rest. Allowing something as physically invasive as mandatory vaccines to occur would pave the way for more individual freedoms to be stripped in the future.
It’s concerning that most Americans, Democrat or Republican, don’t see the threat this would pose, all because they value safety from a virus that has more than a 99 percent survival rate, over freedom. The American people have been played by the medical, political, and media establishment, and, at this rate, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to end well.