In his 1928 presidential campaign, Herbert Hoover promised a chicken in every pot. During his 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden is promising a mask on every face. Whereas presidential candidates once promised us prosperity, they now promise us a police state. And what is truly remarkable is that the American people appear alright with it rather than horrified by it.
If you want to voluntarily wear a face mask, believing it protects you or others, that's one thing, but for the government to mandate it and force you to do it, because government believes it's necessary for public safety, well, that's another thing altogether. You, like most Americans, may have no problem with government usurping such power over your personal life, believing, as our modern-day politicians maintain, they're only doing it for your sake and to safeguard public safety.
The incredibly important point that is being inopportunely overlooked during these days of pandemic is that once government seizes such power over our personal lives it can henceforth wield it at will over anything it perceives as a threat to public safety.
Not long ago, a man rose to power in a foreign land by championing the belief that "society's needs [must] come before the individual's needs." Sounding eerily similar to this foreign leader, Joe Biden's predecessor, the last Democrat presidential nominee, said, "We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society." That few Americans were aghast in 2015 at Hillary Clinton's parroting of Adolf Hitler's talking points left me truly astonished. Today, however, I find myself absolutely flabbergasted. Not only is Joe Biden proposing the individual's subjugation to the state for the good of society, but most of today's Americans, like most of yesterday's Germans, are willing and ready to goose-step to it. God help us!