President Biden stated that part of his plan to combat COVID-19 while the vaccine is distributed to Americans is to wear masks for the next 100 days, regardless of where you may be.
Biden claimed that wearing a mask is “a patriotic act,” and that 50,000 lives could be saved by following this protocol. He said if Americans get together, “we will defeat this pandemic.”
Two things trouble me about Biden’s words.
First, he makes the pandemic appear to be an enemy in a war that we need to face with diligence.
While every American should do their part to be considerate of others, we should treat it like Iran, China, or Russia and rely on the government to defeat it. As has been the case since March, the government has seized an opportunity to gain more control over our lives by making us afraid through statements like Biden’s.
The virus is not something we have ultimate control over. It will spread despite our best efforts, and we cannot shut the country down and hamper the lives of millions of people to “stop the spread.” Masks will not, in the long run, accomplish much.
Second, his staunch support of abortion makes me doubt whether he values life at all.
Make no mistake, abortion is the greatest evil our country has committed in its history. He wants to repeal many of Trump’s pro-life policies in his term in office and allow thousands more babies to be killed. That likely reality is something that fills me with grief.
While many might think that Biden is taking a stance to protect Americans, he is not doing his duty to protect everyone’s constitutional right to life. The fact that he is failing to protect the unborn makes it more appalling.
Biden will likely continue to take this stance on abortion through the first four years of his presidency. His hypocrisy is something that Americans must realize will define his time in office, but we must continue to fight for the protection of the unborn and not let that hypocrisy stop us.