Don’t Be a Schmuck. Put on a Mask.

Some people are complaining, “Well, my freedom is being kind of disturbed here.” Well, I told them, “Screw your freedom.” You have the freedom to wear no mask. But if you exercise that freedom, you’re a schmuck—because you’re supposed to protect your fellow Americans.

I would go further than calling these people schmucks. Selfish, short sighted, willfully ignorant, vial, these people have turned their backs on facts, science, and their community. And for what?

As Americans, we have agreed to vaccinations to eradicate diseases since George Washington mandated the smallpox inoculation for his troops. “Upon the principle of self-defense, of paramount necessity, a community has the right to protect itself against an epidemic of disease which threatens the safety of its members,” the Supreme Court said in 1905, in a ruling supporting vaccine mandates.

Physically able to get vaccinated and refuse? Fine. Proof required to fly, no more traveling. Proof required to go to work, you're out of a job. No public spaces, amenities, or resources. Want to go see your favorite sports club? Nope. You can stay home and watch it on TV. Kids need to go to school? Nope, you've chosen home school. You've refused to do the minimum to protect others in you community, you are no longer welcome. Feel free to complain about it being unAmerican or fascist, you'll simply have to do it from the confines of your own home.