Encourage personal freedom, not judgement


Brianna Mosinski, Staff Writer

Millions pressured, questioned, forced, influenced.

Don’t know who to believe.

While there are people in favor of the vaccine, there are others who are against it.

Vaccines should not be mandated.

  There is much pressure and judgment about deciding whether or not to get the vaccine. With so many different opinions, people question the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. Some just go along with the crowd. 

  However, people should freely decide if they choose to get it or not. There are much more important problems than to mandate a vaccine, such as violence, world hunger, lack of education, security, well-being, and pollution.

  In contrast, I know other people feel vaccines should be mandated, so covid won’t affect them as bad and to reduce spreading so fewer people end up getting it. It is not very clear what the vaccine contains that makes people concerned about getting it. Some wonder why there is a rush to mandate the vaccine, and this makes people on edge/curious about what’s really behind it.

  Some places of entertainment, travel, and even restaurants are mandating vaccinations and won’t allow anyone to enter unless proof of vaccination is shown.

  Not only should we do our part in washing our hands or wearing masks to protect ourselves from covid, but I am a firm believer that we should put our trust in God.

  Psalms 91:2 says, “I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.”

  Covid is a problem right now, but making a vaccine mandatory is causing our world to divide. Luke 11:17 says, “Jesus  said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.”

  I hope this nation will come to unity because when there is none, things tend to fall apart.

  Rather than judging, we should encourage each other and lift one another up. We shouldn’t be afraid to express how we feel about vaccines. We have the right to communicate how we feel, as well as the freedom of religion, press, assembly, and the right to petition the government. Together these things make the people of America the freest in the world.