Government mandates and the Overton Window

Posted: January 6, 2022 by Jon Fournier in Uncategorized
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If the founding fathers of this nation were alive today they would be absolutely outraged that the federal government, state governments, and local governments are imposing vaccine mandates, implementing vaccine passports, and subjecting countless millions to mask mandates.  They would be outraged because they worked tirelessly and shed a veritable ocean of blood to break away from the tyrannical British monarchy. They would be distraught that we have allowed the federal government, state governments, and local governments to become far more tyrannical than the British ever were.

The founding fathers of the United States created a country where freedom and liberty formed this nation’s bedrock and foundation.  They left us a Constitution and Bill of Rights to preserve our freedom and liberty.  In these three articles The Right of Conscience is being obliterated by vaccine mandates, With the vaccine mandate the Biden Regime has now become a petty dictatorship, and Vaccine Passports would be unconstitutional, immoral, and unscientific I proved that vaccine passports and vaccine mandates violate the US Constitution and state constitutions.

Some federal courts have set aside the Biden vaccine mandate, only to be overturned by a higher court.  I am unaware of  single court overturning any state or local mandate.  I have no hope that any will.  I have no hope that the Supreme Court will set things right because they abandoned the Constitution decades ago.  The same is true of all levels of the United States court system.

For the past twenty months I have been shocked and saddened that the American people have not risen up and put a stop to all of this freedom and liberty destroying nonsense. Far too may blindly accept what is going on.  None of this was even remotely acceptable during the founding period of the United States.  That generation would have grabbed their muskets and pitch forks a week or so into this nightmare.  Succeeding generations have allowed a gradual eroding of freedom and liberty through a process called the Overton Window

The Overton Window is a model for understanding how ideas in society change over time and influence politics. The core concept is that politicians are limited in what policy ideas they can support — they generally only pursue policies that are widely accepted throughout society as legitimate policy options. These policies lie inside the Overton Window. Other policy ideas exist, but politicians risk losing popular support if they champion these ideas. These policies lie outside the Overton Window.

But the Overton Window can both shift and expand, either increasing or shrinking the number of ideas politicians can support without unduly risking their electoral support. Sometimes politicians can move the Overton Window themselves by courageously endorsing a policy lying outside the window, but this is rare. More often, the window moves based on a much more complex and dynamic phenomenon, one that is not easily controlled from on high: the slow evolution of societal values and norms.

Progressives have proved to be experts at using the Overton Window to steadily transform the United States from a freedom and liberty loving Constitutional Republic into a nation of meek sheep that more closely resembles a socialist democracy.  They have accomplished this through the culture war and decades of indoctrination at all levels of education, through the mainstream news, leftist Hollywood, and courts such as the Supreme Court. 

The only way to fight this is by yanking the window back to where it belongs, where it was right after the ratification of the Constitution and Bill Rights.  The only way to accomplish this is by spreading the truth on social media and through mass demonstrations.

All government mandates, no matter how beneficial they are, destroy freedom and liberty. Because of this they violate the U S Constitution, and state constitutions if they are on the state or local level. Even state and local vaccine mandates mandating children receive extremely safe and effective vaccines such as the MMR and Polio vaccines violate the freedom and rights of the parents to make medical decisions for their children. With this article I am not attacking vaccines or the science behind vaccines, only the mandating of vaccines. I know the courts and I disagree. That is proof that the courts abandoned the Constitution a great many decades ago.

There is no medical or scientific proof that vaccine mandates aid in the fight against diseases in any way. I know for a fact that there is a large minority of individuals in this country who will not do something specifically because it was mandated by government, no matter how beneficial it is. If governments want to ensure that the highest percentage of the population is vaccinated against certain diseases, they will inform and educate us of the medical and scientific benefits of that vaccine. Nagging and pestering us is acceptable. Mandating and coercing is not acceptable because this is a free country.

Comments
  1. I couldn’t agree more. Indeed, our founding fathers wouldn’t allow this.