ACLU Endorses Vaccine Mandates Without Religious Exemptions
The ACLU once stood for the American Civil Liberties Union. But that acronym has as much vitality as the American Telegraph & Telephone Company. The organization no longer puts civil liberties first. The ACLU should drop the pseudo-acronym, and simply become known as the ACLU, like AT&T, CVS, GEICO, 3M, KFC, SAT, and NARAL. (The last example may be the most relevant name-change).
The latest case in point is a New York Times op-ed by ACLU leaders David Cole and Daniel Mach. They endorse vaccine mandates. And, they write, a forcible government mandate preserves liberty!
In fact, far from compromising civil liberties, vaccine mandates actually further civil liberties. They protect the most vulnerable among us, including people with disabilities and fragile immune systems, children too young to be vaccinated and communities of color hit hard by the disease.
Vaccine requirements also safeguard those whose work involves regular exposure to the public, like teachers, doctors and nurses, bus drivers and grocery store employees. And by inoculating people from the disease’s worst effects, the vaccines offer the promise of r
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