If you need to have your perspective recalibrated from time to time, there's nothing quite like taking the time to appreciate all the little things that make life great. Art Carden has a marvelous piece on the the symphonies of cooperation that take place daily to keep us fed, clothed and sheltered.
The worst part of the various restrictions on our lives and freedoms is that the people calling for them insist that this is all being done "for our own good." TE Creus wonders why big government and big buiness are pretending that they are our strict but caring parents and we're just a bunch of unruly children in need of their guidance.
The principle that underlies the hesitation so many feel toward taking the Covid vaccine is a principle of personal autonomy called informed consent. As William Sullivan explains, informed consent is being transformed into coercion of the uninformed. You can't stand for your rights if you don't know them.
Given the number of people who've been vaccinated who still become infected, vaccine passports seem like a pretty useless idea. Nevertheless, according to Helen Andrews, the U.S. government is plowing ahead full steam to implement them. This is one of the places where we can draw a line and say "no."
If anyone has the right to say, "I told you so" it would be Michael Snyder. He has been warning of our nation's alarming change in direction toward dictatorship for many years. In his most recent column he makes another point worth considering--this thing isn't going to correct itself. We have to quit playing along.
Each week Eric Peters from EP Autos drops by to give his take on the passing scene. This week we touch on how the government "saves" us money, who killed the electric car that worked and why you should trust your instincts to never do what government is insisting you do.