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Hypocrisy of ‘the Left’ is frustrating to us

Dec 09, 2021 09:21AM ● By The Andersons

Webster defines hypocrisy as a behavior that doesn’t agree or align with what someone professes to believe. Simply put, it’s do as I say, but not as I do. We’ve all experienced hypocrisy throughout our lives. For some of us, it’s more maddening and frustrating than it is for others, and especially so when it’s evident the hypocrisy is selective for political gain.

A few examples of this readily come to mind: illegal immigration, vaccinations and gun laws.

As you will recall, only a few hours passed between the inauguration of Joe Biden this past January and his suspension, via executive order, of the Trump “Remain in Mexico” policy. As a result of that policy change we have seen approximately two million people crossing our southern border in 11 months. It is an historic number.

Did you know that the United States does not mandate the COVID-19 vaccination in the asylum process? All they can do is offer it. White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed on Sept. 10 that the U.S. does not require the COVID-19 vaccine for people illegally crossing our southern border. It wasn’t until Oct. 1 that the U.S. changed its policy to require the COVID-19 vaccine for those seeking “legal permanent residency.” What does this mean? It means that illegal immigrants will only be required to have the vaccine IF they apply for permanent residency.

What percentage of the two million does that designation apply to? Who knows? It’s difficult to find documentation that denotes this.

Instead, the U.S. federal government, and some cities such as New York, are instituting vaccine requirements for Americans that do not apply to those who illegally cross our borders.

Does this make sense to you? It doesn’t make sense to us.

If the pandemic is as bad as our government says that it is, why not require the vaccination of those illegally crossing our borders, or simply close the borders altogether? Wouldn’t that make more sense?

Of course it would, but it’s not happening.

It reminds us of gun laws. Criminals do not follow them. If they did, they would not be labeled criminals. Gun violence occurs, in greatest numbers and frequency, in cities and states where the toughest gun laws already exist. Passing more gun laws and more gun restrictions only affect law abiding gun owners. Law abiding gun owners are typically not the ones committing these crimes.

We are tired of the Left imposing stricter laws and regulations upon those who follow and obey laws, rather than implementing tougher penalties upon those who break laws and commit acts of violence. Instead, we see a trend on the Left to decrease penalties against those who not only break laws and commit acts of violence, but do so repeatedly. Their argument? These penalties are racist because they disproportionately impact people of color. And if you disagree, then that makes you a racist, too.

This nonsense needs to stop, but it will only stop when enough people stand up and demand that it does. Who are you electing to be your voice in government? It matters. Are they tough enough to stand up against this nonsense? If not, they need to be replaced.