There is nothing more American than the right of each and every individual to decide for themselves, no matter how big or small the decision. That right is at the core of one of our most important God-given Natural Rights. That right is liberty, which is the freedom of every individual to do as they wish as long as they do not hurt others or interfere with the right of others
All levels of government in this country were originally created to protect the right of every individual to decide for themselves since all levels of government were created to protect the liberty of every individual
The freedom of an individual to decide includes the right to make decisions that are bad, or even harmful, to the individual doing deciding. Smoking or drinking to excess are perfect examples of this. No one has the right to drive drunk since it is potentially very dangerous to other individuals. Abortion is most definitely harmful to the unborn child therefore no one has a right to an abortion.
It has not been proved scientifically or medically that individuals not wearing masks in public, whether indoors or outdoors, are at all harmful to other individuals. Check out this American Thinker article. Individuals have every right to decide for themselves whether or not they will wear masks. Mask mandates violate the liberty of every individual forced to wear them.
Going to church, going for a walk outdoors, going shopping, eating at a restaurant, going to work, exercising in a gym, or the vast majority of ordinary activities has never been proved to be harmful to other individuals during this Coronavirus pandemic. State and local governments have robed the individuals living in those communities the right to decide for themselves whether or not they will engage in these activities.
Every individual has the exclusive right to make medical decisions for themselves. Period. End of story. It is absolutely wrong for any level of government, government agency, school system, private employer, public employer, or retail establishment to force individuals to get a vaccine through any form of mandate,
The federal government has gotten very good an prohibiting individuals from making the decision to purchase items such as incandescent light bulbs, cars with bad gas mileage, and so much more. All levels of government have made it extremely difficult for individuals to smoke. I have never smoked anything in my life. I do respect the right of every individual to smoke if they choose to.
Facebook and other social media outlets have taken away your right to decide what you want to say because of outrageous censorhip. Any form of censorship, no matter how small or who is doing it, is always wrong. The same social media outlets have taken away your right to get news and information from whatever source you chose because of their censorship.
The vast army of adherents to political correctness have taken away the right to decide what individuals say, write, read, and listen to through their mob like behavior and blatant censorship.
The only way we get our right to decide for ourselves back is we stand up for that most precious right Sadly far too few individuals are doing that. Far too often I feel like I am the only one.