Letter: IBJ is wrong about vaccine mandates

Has IBJ descended into silliness? It does not like “government mandates” so it joins the publicity hound Todd Rokita in opposing a vaccine mandate that will save lives [Editorial: AG Rokita is right to sue Biden administration over vaccine rules, Nov. 12].

Recall it was House Rep. Rokita who voted 40 or more times to repeal Obamacare. His anti-healthy Hoosiers views are well established.

If you don’t like government mandates, where is your editorial opposing those pesky speed limits that local, state and federal governments mandate for our safety and health? And those no parking signs and zones that interfere with free travel plans. The examples of government mandates are legion.

Wise people have accepted government health mandates since General Washington decided to attack smallpox among his army with a vaccine mandate. How about looking forward and joining the 21st century, rather than sign on with the dodo birds of society who look backward and yearn for a time that never was.

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Jerry Williams

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One thought on “Letter: IBJ is wrong about vaccine mandates

  1. Well said. This whole matter has been unnecessarily politicized from the beginning. Government’s first job should be public safety, and that’s what this is about. I’m sick and tired of the anti-vax crybabies. Is forcing food service workers to wash their hands an infringement of their rights?

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