We are entering a whole new Republican wet dream world about “a measure of choice” and the “balancing” our government should follow regarding choices. Naturally whether women should be able to have a choice over reproductive rights and whether a healthcare worker returning from Africa must be quarantined are choices off the table.
Our governor has already spoken out about the necessity of choice regarding vaccines. Many other choices are well worth pursuing. Whether one must stop at a red light must be re-examined. It slows traffic down and makes one arrive late at important events. Industrial dumping regulations for pollutants only serve to increase the price of products and reduce profits. Why can’t we save money and choose not to pay the costs of seat air-bags? U. S. airlines have a good safety record so let’s do away with FAA rules. Who cares about prohibiting lead paint or other potentially unsafe aspects of toys when a parent should have the right to choose what is safe?
It is clear that our governor should rethink these issues and provide the balance needed. Some of you may question the above suggestions. Don’t even try it. As the master said so politely to a reporter in London, “Is there something you don’t understand about, ‘No questions’?”