You might think this title is hyperbolic. Exaggerated even. I do have a tendency for both. Not in this case. Senate Bill 58 is literally a declaration of surrender from Senator Dave Lawson (R-Cowards).
This abominable piece of legislation removes the State’s authority to forcibly isolate, quarantine, vaccinate, or treat individuals against their will for COVID-19 during a state of emergency relating to COVID-19. So if someone is infected with COVID, and this person refuses to isolate or quarantine themselves and/or refuses to seek treatment, this bill and its evil sponsors would prevent the state from doing anything about it, tying the state’s hands behind its back while this infected person is free to infect hundreds more.
Now, I am perfectly fine with an infected person not wanting to get treatment. If they want to die, that’s on them. In fact, if all the virus-denying, vaccine-refusing, mask-non-wearers could all go somewhere, get infected and die, that would be great. There would a lot less of the special brand of Trumpy self righteous arrogant yet ignorant people in this world, and the world would immediately become a better place.
What I am not fine with is when an infected person endangers others, which is what this bill actually wants to promote and allow. This is a pro-virus bill.
Thankfully, it will never see the light of day or get a vote.
|Senate Bill 58 Sponsors||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|Lawson, Pettyjohn, Richardson Wilson|
|Current Status: Senate Executive 2/12/21|