While perusing through random information and quotes of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and her hearings and interviews on the subject of abortion, I found that ironically, Justice Ginsburg made a practically identical argument for abortion that I have been known to make against mask mandates. During her 1993 4-day Senate Judiciary Committee hearing she said1:
I wholeheartedly agree with that statement when you come at it from a perspective that puts it in terms of mask wearing. Although I am pro-life, I am not one to have abortion be a main concern for making my political decisions because there are much more pressing issues to vote on, and better aspects to focus on when choosing a candidate that can Make America Great Again2.
I am not one to don a facade that I’m passionately fighting for everything that doesn’t coincide with my beliefs, and although the lives of the unborn are priceless, I feel I have more of a responsibility to preserve the Rights that are ours till the day we die and preventing future detrimental alterations to our great nation and the way it is governed. If I didn’t believe that abortion is literally murdering an unborn baby, I would be completely on the same page as her.
This quote and the point she was making strongly resonates with me. Our incredible country’s values are based on our inherent, God-given Rights as acknowledged in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights3, and being entitled to live our life of liberty, we are responsible adult humans capable of making our own educated decisions about our own lives as long as it doesn’t impose on others’ God-given Rights.
I want to make it very clear that I am not against other people wearing masks, businesses requiring masks, nor do I shame those who feel they are necessary. I am against mask mandates. It is simply not American to force things upon We The People. If you want to wear a mask, by all means, go for it. I respectfully keep my distance from people, going the long way around things to avoid making anyone uncomfortable. Even if I didn’t have health issues that impacts my breathing, restricting proper airflow; I would STILL refuse to wear a mask. I have done extensive research and read scores of scientific studies, and I am in agreement with many scientists that the 0.12 micron SARS-CoV-2 is much too small to be stopped by cloth or surgical masks, with N95 masks only being rated down to 0.3 micron sized particles.13 The purpose of the surgical mask is to stop bacteria from spreading which is usually around 1 micron in size.
Humans are inherently incredibly adept at the art of self preservation4. We are aware that we like to live, not just survive. We are capable of assessing the probabilities of the likelihood of our peril, and avoiding said danger when possible. We are extraordinarily talented at adapting to changes in order to increase our chances of survival. One of the truly desirable qualities of our nation is that we have the absolute freedom to make decisions in regards to our own bodies as long as it doesn’t impose on the Rights of others. Or at least we had those freedoms until the draconian lockdown measures taken5, mostly by Democrat ran cities and states, during this coronavirus pandemic.
Businesses should be deciding if they want to mandate masks. Consumers should be considered qualified to choose to only shop at stores that conform to the lifestyle they feel they need for reassurances of their survivability; “anti-maskers” could solely do their shopping where masks aren’t mandated. We The People are capable of making our own choices in regards to our self-preservation, but the government overreach shows6 they don’t believe we are “fully adult humans,” which has resulted in dozens of lawsuits against the Democrat governors6.
Personally, I do not hold a strong stance on abortion until it gets to the extreme late-term abortions. I do however get extremely vocal about what they call partial-birth abortion,7 which is exactly as it sounds. This is actually legal in Democrat states like Gov. Cuomo’s New York8 and Gov. Northam’s Virginia9; states that have literally legalized infanticide. If you were to ask me if I’m pro-life, I would respond in the affirmative. However, I do not believe it is necessary for it to be a huge focal point in my political decision making, and there are bigger things to fight for.
For those who are strong pro-choice activists I ask, how is this not applicable to the unconstitutionally forced mask-wearing mandates? “My body, my choice,” the Democrats shout into the faces of pro-lifers, but when the phrase contradicts their goals, they just say it doesn’t count? I, being pro-life, have respected the “my body, my choice” argument, never speaking against it unless asked my opinion on it (because you will always receive a blunt answer when asked for my opinion), yet it is now used against “anti-maskers” regularly, claiming it to be a show of hypocrisy.
It is not hypocritical believing it isn’t YOUR body that I care about in the abortion that you are making a CHOICE to have. In fact, I’m not hypocritical at all in hijacking the phrase because I am not one to mock or discredit the pro-choice people when they say it, The wording of the phrase “my body, my choice” gives an inaccurate depiction of whose body the victim of abortion belongs to in order to normalize abortion. Do I like it? Not at all. Unfortunately, for now, I have to fixate on pressing issues like draconian lockdowns10, the current Marxist revolution11, and mass rioting across the nation (causing one to two billion dollars from May 26th to June 8th, according to Axios insurance claim reports12).
I digress, if I accept the phrase “my body, my choice” in terms of abortion, would you accept the phrase in terms of mask mandates? Or is it simply an unnecessary argument meant to uselessly compare them to point out possible hypocrisy? The hypocrisy here would be on you. It’s my body, my choice. I choose to stand against the unscientific, baseless mask mandates, and the dehumanization it is actually intended to accomplish.
Don’t you miss seeing smiling faces? I know I do.