If we can ignore mask mandate can we ignore speed limit?

So let me see if I’ve got this straight about the mask incident described in a recent letter to the editor. The person was in violation of state law, but the police won’t enforce it because, “This is America.” I presume that the statement was said to indicate that Americans are free to choose to violate the law if they believe it violates their freedom.

That would seem to suggest that if someone passes me on the freeway doing 80 mph because they believe it is a violation of their freedom. I presume that since this is America, the officer could choose not to enforce the 60 mph law.

If the argument is that doing 80 mph could cause permanent injury or death and therefore the law must be enforced, then I would wonder why it would not be the same for not wearing a mask. After all, a person who is not wearing a mask is endangering others with possible permanent damage to their health or death.

I fail to see the difference here.

On the side, how is it that a Christian nation can be so insistent on their rights, that they care not what risk they present to their neighbor? As I recall, 1 Corinthians, 13 indicates that love/charity (agape) doesn’t demand its own way. So shouldn’t a Christian nation wear masks out of concern for their neighbor?

Dennis McKain


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