US has long imposed requirements on citizens for greater good

Posted 3 January 2022 at 12:26 pm


Many people believe that requiring a vaccination for the Covid-19 virus is taking away their freedoms. This is correct. When we decide to live in the US, we automatically agree to have our freedoms limited by federal, state and local laws.

To name a few: traffic regulations, taxes, refrain from stealing, refrain from doing harm to others and submitting to gun regulations.

We also must obey laws that require us to vaccinate our children to prevent Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio and Varicella. These restrictions have been imposed on us for “the general welfare of all the people.” A concept stated in Section 8 of the US Constitution.

To those who feel any restrictions intolerable and the constitutional directive for the general welfare unacceptable, residency abroad has proven agreeable for many US citizens. All US Embassy websites provide details on citizenship requirements.

Jack Capurso

Albion High School Class 1960

Ashburn, Va.