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Compromise has become the rallying cry of the right. We must all get along. We can’t always get what we want. We can pass something now and fix things next session.

Meanwhile, the left makes drastic demands, removes our rights in a blink, and it takes us years to attempt to restore them. They act fast, we respond slowly. And when we simply ask to return to a time when your employer couldn’t ask questions about what medical procedures you chose to take, we are scolded and told we want too much.


I’m exhausted from telling legislators that I lost my job and I fear for the future of my husband’s job only to get the robotic response that perfect is the enemy of good. Do trite quips pay the bills? My utility company hasn’t accepted them as currency yet.

I am told repeatedly by legislators that Medical Freedom is the TOP issue that they have heard about this session, and yet they treat us like a minority and ask us to be patient, to compromise, to fix the issue next session, (which we also heard last session).

Good has become the enemy of Perfect, as our legislators are happy to give republican constituents ONLY enough to signal they are on our side while rarely ever protecting the rights that are so much more quickly eroded away by the left.

The free-market argument is null when employers can use financial coercion to manipulate their employees. The job openings available today are few that won’t ask your vaccination status. Changing careers unexpectedly with a spouse and children and no time off for new education or training is rarely feasible.

The same tired soundbites regurgitated by all legislators on the right may be good enough for the Republican Caucus, but they are not sufficient for the voters. Come election time the voters will decide, and I predict that the resounding decision will be that Politics was the enemy of good this session.

  • Ida Abbott

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