I noticed that the state of Louisiana has issued evacuation orders to its citizens in the path of incoming Hurricane Ida. These orders are being made to protect the citizens of Louisiana and provide for public safety. This can easily be described as an order that restricts or takes away individual rights.
Historically, states in the path of direct hits by hurricanes have issued this kind of public safety order, and yes, they restrict individual rights when they do this in the name of the common good. By the way, Louisiana has about a 40% rate of vaccination and its health care system is on the verge of collapse. As a nation we are now over 1000 Covid deaths per day. We are back to the horrible numbers of the worst period of the pandemic.
Ok, what is the difference between ordering vaccinations in the name of the common good and for the safety of the public and issuing evacuation orders for citizens in the path of an incoming hurricane? It seems there is a huge contradiction here about a state being able to restrict individual rights in the name of public safety and the common good. Louisiana just torpedoed the argument made by so many of the states in the South. This exposes the pure partisanship and politics of states like Florida, Texas, and other southern states refusing to require vaccinations, masks, and other means of protecting the public.
It is not hard to see through this hypocrisy. I am tired of the South and southern politicians. They can all go to hell in a hand basket. Maybe they can get a job in hell handing out masks to the other residents.