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.