Are we really going to accept the fact that politicians get to decide where we can go, who we can gather with, when we can go outside, and then give ‘exemptions’ to whoever they choose?
As we see politicians pushing for more and more centralized control, I’ve been thinking about the issue of rights, particularly the rights we supposedly have.
And, I have to acknowledge the fact that we don’t really have those rights at all.
We are all supposed to be equal under the law.
Otherwise, our supposed ‘rights’ are nothing more than whims of those in power, ‘privileges’ granted by those in power, not rights.
Consider that politicians have told us to stay home, told us to stay away from our families, told us we can’t have large funerals, told us to keep our businesses closed, and on and on, while exempting some people from those requirements.
Those exemptions are not based on any notion of legal equality, but are simply granted based on whether a politician feels like it.
For example, some NHL players and teams have been exempted from travel-related quarantine requirements.