We all need to understand that while there are things that everyone should do, that you should not be able to force people to do them.

Things like vaccines come to mind. While it might be a good idea for someone to do something if it is proven that it is totally safe for everyone then yeah….tell people not to hit themselves in the head with a hammer

When it comes to the COVID vaccine, it just seems like it is too little time to know whether or not something bad is going to happen to you after you get it.

Many Americans are skeptical of the new COVID-19 vaccines that were rushed to market and they’re choosing not to get the shot.

Many are worried the vaccine may become mandatory at some point. A new bill in the South Carolina House of Representatives would ban mandatory vaccination and prevent employers from firing workers who don’t get vaccinated.

South Carolina seeking to ban mandatory vaccination

Four state representatives authored a bill aiming to allow South Carolinians to opt out of any mandatory vaccinations for infectious or contagious diseases and not be discriminated against for not getting the vaccines. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Steven Long of Spartanburg, Leola Robinson of Greenville, Mike Burns of Greenville, and Sandy McGarry of Lancaster.

If passed, the bill would allow people to avoid any mandatory vaccinations without being “denied any right or privilege of citizenship” and prevent employers from firing, demoting, suspending, or reassigning any workers who opt out of vaccines.

The bill would amend South Carolina state law so that:

(A) Any vaccination offered by the Department of Health and Environmental Control as part of any mass immunization project to protect against infectious disease, or to prevent the spread of a pandemic or a contagious or possibly contagious disease, may be provided only to those individuals who agree to the vaccination, in accordance with Section 44-4-520(B).

(B) Any individual who exercises the right not to be vaccinated pursuant to subsection (A) may not be denied any right or privilege of citizenship including, but not limited to, access, service, entrance, use, occupancy, seating reservations, attendance, admission, spectating, viewing, gathering, mourning, speaking, listening, lecturing, learning, sharing, volunteering, athletically competing or playing, performing, entertaining, worshipping, eulogizing, memorializing, parading, shopping, and administering or receiving any health care or any other licensed or professional services, and employers are prohibited from taking any adverse employment action against such an individual including, but not limited to, termination, suspension, involuntary reassignment, or demotion.

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