- Aug 31, 2009
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- Buckle of the Rust Belt
Because this is a matter of public health and safety. The operative word is PUBLIC. What you do effects others. We don't want to infect our families due to your carelessnessI have noticed two diametrically opposed points of view regarding taking precautions against the Chinese flu. One point of view is that people should take whatever precautions they think are appropriate for them. The other point of view is that people should simply comply with whatever precautions the government tells them to take.
An interesting aspect of this division is that the people who blindly follow the government's guidelines are so insistent on everyone else doing the same thing. Why don't they just take their own precautions and let others make their own decisions?
Do you own a gun? If so, why can't you go outside and indiscriminately fire your gun over the town? You have a right to own one, but society expects a level of responsibility to go with that right.
When you crowd restaurants and shops without a face mask, you are showing you do not agree that the same level of responsibility applies to you as a gun owner shooting in the air near town.