Posted by For The Good of All on July 03, 2020 at 22:19:11:
In Reply to: Waiver of Liability posted by Dr.Freedom on July 03, 2020 at 10:09:33:
: The simple answer is to issue Waiver of Liability for those that will allow their sons to play basketball this year. When I woke up today I still am free and live in USA. Families make better choices than governments.
In a democracy, the social compact that holds us all together is based on the greatest good for the greatest number, while at the same time preserving essential rights not expressly granted to the government. Many people make the fundamental mistake of thinking we all have the right to do whatever we want, whenever we want, consequences to others be damned. That's NOT America. It's not the sort of "freedom" that is among the unalienable rights of man to which the founders referred in the Declaration of Independence.
There's no better day than the 4th of July to remind ourselves that all of our freedoms have limits, and that the government exists to, among other reasons, exercise what the constitution refers to as the powers implicit to regulate behavior and enforce order for the betterment of the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the inhabitants of these United States.
And wen there's a pandemic, a simple waiver may relieve schools from being exposed to liability should someone get sick, but it does nothing to protect the rest of us.
Time to look at the forest, not just the trees. Wise up. This pandemic and the massive loss of life we've already experienced, and that yet to be seen, is bigger and far more important than whether little Johnny or Susie get to bounce a ball.
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