You’re not alone, and you’re not crazy. If you’re a conservative or a moderate living in a left-leaning area, your world is getting smaller every day. Eventually, you may find that there is so little breathing room that packing your bags becomes necessary, even if it means leaving behind family, friends, or a home that you’ve put your blood, sweat, and tears into.
For me, that day came yesterday. The last straw was when I found out that the county where I live is requiring the Wuhan virus vaccine for all new employees.
I’ve worked for my home county in the past, and it’s one of the best-paying and largest local employers. I’d hoped to work there again (one job category, in particular, would have been ideal).
Because the new policy states that religious objections will be “considered,” perhaps I still could – but there is no guarantee that my objection will be accepted. In any event, everyone should have the right to say “no” to their body’s mRNA being modified such that it begins producing foreign proteins – without facing employment discrimination.
And my county isn’t even that left-leaning, having voted for President Trump in 2016 and (fraudulently) for Biden in 2020. The same is true of my state. Yet here we are.
I could always just get the shot and hope that, unlike thousands of others, I don’t die from it, or become gravely ill – never mind the fact that it really does violate my faith. But what then? Joe Biden is already pushing for Americans to get a third dose of the vaccine starting in September (apparently the first two weren’t terribly effective). My county executive has already reimposed mask mandates on county property, and won’t rule out ordering private businesses to enforce the same. State and local officials could pressure churches and restaurants to close again at any time. At some point, there’s going to be something that I can’t comply with, no matter how important it is in maintaining my lifestyle.
And then there are all the non-virus-related issues that conservatives like myself face in liberal jurisdictions. If I send my child to a local school, he will be indoctrinated to hate himself based on the color of his skin (Critical Race Theory). I could get in trouble at work simply for having traditional views on marriage, gender.
I can be harassed or attacked by BLM or Antifa protesters at my own home at any time only to find that, if I defend myself, I’ll be considered a criminal. I can be refused service by banks, credit card companies, internet giants, and funding mechanisms like PayPal (as happened to free-speech social media entrepreneur Andrew Torba concerning his Gab website), if I don’t comply with the leftist agenda of a woke local politician.
At some point, moving becomes a tempting option, and perhaps the only one. I pray that myself and my fellow Americans find a way out before it’s too late.