Mandatory vaccination is as good an issue as any other to kick off America’s much-needed Civil War, or at least a secessionist movement. From Robert Bridge at rt.com:
Despite pledging in the past that he would never force Americans to roll up their sleeves for a mandatory vaccine, that is exactly what President Joe Biden announced this week to a nation already sick and tired of masks, lockdowns and political infighting. Worse, the US leader stoked divisions inside of the country, where many fear the rise of a medical-style apartheid, by singling out the unvaccinated for blame.
“We’ve been patient,” the 78-year-old Democrat lectured, carefully reciting his tele-prompted words. “But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us.” The unvaccinated among us “can cause a lot of damage, and they are.”
Biden’s mandate would force companies with more than 100 workers to get vaccinated or test for the virus weekly – at prohibitive costs to employers. At the same time, the roughly 17 million workers at health facilities that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid will also need to be fully vaccinated.
American conservatives – borrowing a page from the Liberals’ pro-abortion playbook that commands ‘my body, my choice’ – lit up social media with an array of questions, including the much-repeated riddle: ‘If the vaccine works so well, and you are protected, [what] matter is it to you if others refuse the shot?’ To date, some 80 million Americans remain unvaccinated.