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The contemporary liberal and libertarian tend in their reactions to Covid-19 and public health mandates towards two sides of the same error.

President Biden has lost patience. After months of telling Americans that vaccine mandates aren’t necessary, Biden announced on Thursday a federal vaccination mandate affecting 100 million Americans. Not only did he not bother to provide citizens with a coherent rationale, but the rationale he did provide seemed to suggest that the mandate was necessary because vaccinated people need to be protected from unvaccinated people—a rational that implies that the vaccine being mandated doesn’t work! Biden’s patience has worn too thin.

Rather than make a clear case for the necessity of a mandate with his legitimate executive power, constrained by law, Biden has chosen to utilize ideologically aligned corporate power and OSHA safety regulations as political “work-arounds” to achieve by executive dictat that which had proved too difficult: to demonstrate that the mandate is reasonable, legal, and necessary.  …

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