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July 03, 2020

Happy “Independence” Day!

Just in time for July 4th, wherein we celebrate our independence from the exercise of capricious authority without the consent of the governed, the governor of Pennsylvania announced he would be exercising capricious authority without the consent of the governed.

The governor explained this was necessary:

“If we want to maintain the freedoms we have in place under our reopening.”

The order originally came from Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine who famously assured everyone that their loved ones were safe in nursing homes while removing her own mother from one shortly before the disease decimated nursing home residents around the state. (To be fair, her mother was technically in a “personal care home” which is not at all the same in that it is spelled differently.)

If you are like most Planet Moron readers, you are probably asking yourself, “Isn’t today the day I normally wear pants?”

Also, “I thought our freedoms were inalienable, a product of being a human being and are not subject to the whims of the authorities over whom we have ultimate dominion?”

That is SO March of 2020.

Or to be more precise, so 1776 to March of 2020.

These are new times, and as Dr. Levine pointed out in her order, she can pretty much do whatever she wants:

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We really need to start reading the fine print on these laws.

What about the complex Constitutional issues surrounding the interplay of individual liberty and the collective good when dealing with the unique challenges presented by a pandemic?

Well, here’s a “Fun Fact:”

It doesn’t matter.

That was probably easier than you had expected.

So, why does everyone need to wear a mask and not just have people choose for themselves if they have any particular vulnerabilities or concerns?

There are two important things to understand about this:

What if you question this logic, or bring up research suggesting it doesn’t make any sense?

That’s not as complicated an issue as you might imagine. As some patiently explain it:

Shut up and wear a mask.  

It is a pretty compelling argument when you don't think about it.

For the record, we here at Planet Moron do wear masks when shopping and in other indoor environments mostly to thwart facial recognition software.  

Wait, that's not it.  We do it out of respect for others. Yeah, let's go with that instead.

We do not wear one “whenever we leave the home,” and believe that to be largely silly unless you’re crammed together with other people (or there are drones in the area).

But that is a personal choice.

Remember that? Good times.

J.

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July 3, 2020 at 12:41 PM in Covid-19/Coronavirus, Current Affairs | Permalink

Comments

Now what does this Dr. Levine with the "I can make you do whatever I want" remind me of?

Ah, yes- It wears a mask and rubs the hand sanitizer on its skin or else it gets the hose again.

Posted by: Cav | Jul 15, 2020 6:16:04 PM

Jame Gumb. Nice!

Posted by: Planet Moron | Jul 15, 2020 6:42:25 PM

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