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Who made this a political issue and why?

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by rturner76, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Yes

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  2. Maybe

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  3. No

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  1. rturner76

    rturner76 The silent majority needs to wake up Supporter

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    Every day online I am seeing more and more people supporting the idea that we don't need to use the required preventative measures put forward by each state to slow down the covid virus.

    I am posting this in the American Politics forum because the other thing I noticed is the people who are "anti-mask" have virtually all on the conservative side of politics. So that begs the question, how is this an issue of politics? It seems to me it's an issue of health and safety.

    Why are only conservatives taking this stance? Why would only this demographic take a stand against HELPING society slow this virus down by masking up? How does it fulfill conservative principles to ignore all of the nonpolitical medical community's recommendations about prevention?

    Children avoid their responsibilities. Adults do what is required of them. Has that been your experience or just mine?
     
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  2. Nithavela

    Nithavela The reasoning for the seasoning

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    The answer starts with a T.
     
  3. iluvatar5150

    iluvatar5150 Well-Known Member

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    The "party of personal responsibility" shirked that mantle years ago. They've long since shifted towards whining about anybody imposing any rules upon them, perceiving it all as some assault on their freedoms and autonomy.
     
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  5. RushMAN

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    I am pro mask and more conservative than any and hate liberalism with a passion and your poll makes people like me look like monsters.
     
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  6. wing2000

    wing2000 E pluribus unum Supporter

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    ...umm none of the above?
     
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    wing2000 E pluribus unum Supporter

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  8. SigurdReginson

    SigurdReginson Member

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    This was our reality 100 years ago, and our rights didn't magically vanish. Fear mongering something that aint gonna happen when reality is pounding on our door and killingus by the scores seems to be a misdirected use of our energy...
     
  9. Isilwen

    Isilwen Well-Known Member

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    Why add sheep in for the third option?
     
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    loveofourlord Newbie

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  12. rturner76

    rturner76 The silent majority needs to wake up Supporter

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    Apologies, I was they to be funny but I forgot that if you don't indicate when you are joking you look serious. Its just the yes or no part that I meant to poll. The extra was sarcasticl comedy (unsuccessful as it was)

    I will try to edit the choices.
     
  13. iluvatar5150

    iluvatar5150 Well-Known Member

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    I don't recall the original, unedited text, but either way, it's not the poll that's making your side look bad.
     
  14. RushMAN

    RushMAN Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Okay :) It is hard to tell on text :) Sorry about that
     
  15. Isilwen

    Isilwen Well-Known Member

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  16. SigurdReginson

    SigurdReginson Member

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    I've been called worse. :D

    Actually, I've been stopped in the streets and criticized for it. People don't seem to understand that the mask isn't worn out of fear of getting sick, but to keep someone from potentially spreading it.
     
  17. Isilwen

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    As an EMT on the front lines, I understand better than most!
     
  18. JackRT

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    Visit the Freedom Cafe. For those of you who choose not to wear masks, please visit the Freedom Cafe! We trust you to make your own choices if you want to wear a face mask. And, in the same spirit of individual liberty, we allow our staff to make their own choices about the safety procedures they prefer to follow as they prepare and serve your food. We encourage employees to wash their hands after using the bathroom, but understand that some people may be allergic to certain soaps or may simply prefer not to wash their hands. It is not our place to tell them what to do. We understand that you may be used to chicken that has been cooked to 165 degrees. We do have to respect that some of our cooks may have seen a meme or a YouTube video saying that 100 degrees is sufficient, and we do not want to encroach on their beliefs." Some of our cooks may prefer to use the same utensils for multiple ingredients, including ingredients some customers are allergic to. That is a cook’s right to do so. Some servers may wish to touch your food as they serve it. There is no reason that a healthy person with clean hands can’t touch your food. We will take their word for it that they are healthy and clean. Water temperature and detergent are highly personal choices, and we allow our dishwashing team to decide how they’d prefer to wash the silverware you will put in your mouth. Some of you may get sick, but almost everyone survives food poisoning. We think you’ll agree that it’s a small price to pay for the sweet freedom of no one ever being told what to do - and especially not for the silly reason of keeping strangers healthy
     
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  19. rturner76

    rturner76 The silent majority needs to wake up Supporter

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    Brilliant! I'm copy/pasting this to Facebook
     
  20. rturner76

    rturner76 The silent majority needs to wake up Supporter

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    Bummer, I was really hoping someone would break down the conservative philosophy that I have witnessed parts of. I think my poll options scared them away because without looking at it as comedy, it would be pretty offensive. Then it's mostly people that think the way I do that have chimed in so far so maybe they feel outnumbered and attacked.

    If I try again, I will take a neutral stance and be more inviting in my OP, stressing that I don't seek to blitzkrieg anybody with my wisdom and humble benevolence. :smile:
     
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