The pressure to take the vaccine is mounting. More and more people are caving simply because they are tired of the fight. They are tired of being shamed, ostracized, and treated differently because they refuse to take a vaccine. Don’t get me wrong. If you want to take the vaccine, it’s your choice. I respect your decision to take the vaccine. It’s your body and your choice. However, I also have to make a decision about what’s best for me and my body even if it means not taking the vaccine. For those of you who are tired of fighting, tired of the shaming, and tired of being singled out, don’t quit fighting. Stand strong because if you don’t the enemy will win. In times like these, I think about the words of Thomas Paine. During the revolutionary war, when things were getting tough, the troops were discouraged and 1000s deserted. Thomas Paine wrote these words:
“THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”
So what kind of soldier are you?
Are you the kind that only fights when it’s easy and the price is cheap? Or are you the kind that will fight against tyranny even when the going gets tough and the cost is high?
Written by L. Elizabeth Biesel
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Beth Biesel is the Editor of the americanlibertyforum.org "What's New" Blog
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