The governor of New York will compel vaccination by State violence because, as she says, her number one job is to “keep people safe”.
This is a lie for many reasons, the most fundamental one being that the number one job of the government, any government, is, by definition, to govern. Not to steward; not to guide; not to cooperate; not to counsel; not to assist; not to organize. If government was any of these things, it would not be called government, because none of those things are rational synonyms for “to govern”. What is an acceptable synonym for “to govern” is “to force”, especially when we remember that governments govern according to a collectivist ethic, called the Law, and that the Law necessarily implies government force. This is because Law without force is merely suggestion, and “to suggest” is also not a rational synonym for “to govern”.
So, in short, the governor’s primary job is to expand State power at your expense, and she’s doing a great job. I’d mark her off some points for the lying, but fraud is merely one way in which government exploits the people in order to expand its power, so she’s actually quite an apt pupil all around, I’d say.
That being said, let’s assume that “keeping us safe” really is the government’s job. Who gets to define what “safe” means? Who gets to say what and/or whom we are to be kept safe from? Who gets to decide the means by which we are kept safe?
Well, the fact that the very existence government implies that you, the citizen, are incapable of governing yourself, and that left to your own consciousness, choice, will, and understanding as functions of your very root nature you would prove utterly insufficient to your own existence, and humanity would collapse into a pit of abomination and chaos. So the answer to the questions posed above is obviously “not you”.
What the governor of New York means when she says it is her number one job to keep you safe is that it is the government’s job to treat you like a perpetual infant, with an intrinsic fallen nature that makes you a liability to your own existence. It must keep you safe from yourself. And it will do this by owning and controlling your life to the point where there is no discernible difference between it and you.
What the government means when it claims that it shall keep you safe is that it intends consume you. Because, you see, there is no better protection for you from the folly of your own existence than death.