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Don’t confuse science and government with God

To the Editor:

Let me begin with the definition of oxymoron: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. Now the definition of miracle: a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency.

With that said the term scientific miracle being used to describe the COVID-19 vaccine is an oxymoron. Yet some in our federal leadership want us to believe that science and government are miraculously taking care of us. The COVID-19 vaccine is a great accomplishment and very much needed but let’s not confuse science and our federal government with God. They already believe they know what is best for us and want to dictate when we can leave our homes and or gather together with family or friends. What happened to freedom? Do they really think that we are all sheep? I believe most citizens are capable of processing information and making good decisions with good information. Over 40 states have opened up or are partially open without the federal government’s blessings and some are being called Neanderthals.

We need to be very careful that the covid-19 virus doesn’t become an excuse for our federal government to outgrow its purpose and diminish our personal freedoms and constitutional rights or worse. We need to be careful not to become totally dependent on our federal government which could empower corrupt politicians to abuse power and people.

Personally I already see this happening.

Paul Huisman

Webster City

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