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Mandates are not new, so why are these ones different?

Hello to all, I have a sincere question for the folks who protest vaccinations and masks: Can you tell me how vaccination and mask mandates differ from the other mandates we have lived with for many years? Such as the “mandate” to wear seatbelts, the mandate to drive safely or risk a ticket, the mandate to control your dogs to prevent harm to livestock, the mandate to refrain from harming others, etc. You get the idea.

These are mandates we have been living with in order to protect people and animals from harm. Most civilized societies have laws designed to protect themselves and others from harm. If anyone has an answer to my questions, please, please respond. I have had these questions for well over a year. Thank you. Take care and stay safe.

Karen Gilbert

Lopez Island