Weighing In On Aaron Rodger’s COVID-19 “Scandal”

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If you have been following me for any length of time, you probably know I am a die-hard Greenbay Packers’ fan. Greenbay was my Dad’s favorite team and I grew up watching them during the era of “Mean Joe Green”, etc. However, as I have aged I’ve come to understand my favorite team(s) are made up of fallible humans and therefore are not perfect and have never been perfect. And, I’m OK with that. Who on this planet is genuinely ‘perfect’?

I agree it was wrong for Aaron Rodgers to omit he had not taken the shot, but, it is his inalienable right not to do something – like take a shot. I am also the mind if you have to have a card saying you have had the shot before going into a restaurant to eat is wrong. Having the government tell you you must have the shot they are over-stepping their bounds.

In this life, there are few things a human being has control of when you really get down to the brass tacks. Our bodies are the most important unit we have some say in. Being told you have to take a shot or else smacks of old-fashioned Communism. You know the kind, right? People were fighting the Cold War so America wouldn’t become like Communist Russia. Now our own government is doing the same thing, but few people seem to be up in arms like I think they should.

I support the right to take, or not take, the COVID-19 vaccine as the individual sees fit. I myself cannot take any type of flu shot. But, it is my right to choose whether or not to risk taking the vaccine and I choose to err on the side of caution.

What are your feelings and thoughts on the matter?

All in all, I say leave Rodgers alone. He is a grown-ass man and can make his own decisions. The government should not even attempt to make any sort of decision for him, or anyone else.

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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1 Response to Weighing In On Aaron Rodger’s COVID-19 “Scandal”

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    The arguments I’ve seen on this issue pretty much are about judging the claims of individual liberty versus the government’s interest in promoting public health (broadly speaking, “the general welfare”). When the Supreme Court decided to uphold a vaccination mandate in 1905, they reasoned that state governments have an inherent police power to protect the safety of the public, and that vaccinations were a measure to protect the public’s safety by protecting its health. They did acknowledge that for those who could not take a vaccine safely, that the requirement would be onerous, so they were mindful of personal circumstances such as your own, where you can’t even take a flu shot safely. But overall, they came down strongly in favor of the general welfare against individual liberty in this case.

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