Comments on life, the universe and everything from an aging Sixties survivor.

Location: Massachusetts, United States

Ummm, isn't "about me" part of the point of the blog?

Thursday, October 08, 2009

More Darwin Awards

For the most part, I am all for people not getting inoculated, particularly when they are a) religious fanatics; b) gullible fools who believe every urban legend they read on the interweb; c) simply stupid; or d) any combination of the preceding. My sole reservation is the possibility that by not getting inoculated, they might infect someone who really does not care to get the disease whose defence the fools object to.

Hence, I'm perfectly satisfied with Massachusetts' pending legislation spelling out who has what powers in the event of a health emergency. Over the past month, a great many people who ought to be removed from the gene pool have been wetting their pants over the initial version of the legislation. The initial version was as hysterical and overreactive as the objectors.

That is why we have a legislative process.

The bill as digested by both Massachusetts legislative bodies has met the legitimate civil liberties concerns while maintaining the emergency powers public health officials actually do need in an emergency. It's important to recall that the two things you don't want to watch being made are sausage and legislation: in either case you're likely to get agita if you look at it before the product is done. So don't watch...that'd be you, Fox.


Blogger crispix67 said...

Hmm...nothing about ripping kids out of their homes and tying them down and vaccinating them. Imagine that. I am seeing some on the left be just as ridiculous as those on the right. Pure panic.As if we need more in this world.

10:51 pm  
Blogger Uncle said...

Why can't we declare stupidity a pandemic and put all stupid people (legislators included) into quarantine? It would sure make rush hour a lot less hectic ;)

12:55 am  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home