Americans have been given a front-row seat to Democrats advocating for various mandates for years now. The Democrat Party has never stumbled across a mandate that it believed went too far.
Democrats were all in for mandates when the government began ordering businesses to close and issuing shelter-in-place orders. Democrats also cheered when mask mandates, COVID vaccine mandates, and similar edicts went into effect.
It has never crossed the minds of Democrats that some mandates may go too far or be used in nefarious ways. However, the same Democrats who advocate for the harshest mandates ironically cannot be bothered to practice what they preach.
House Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a prime example, as Breitbart News reported.
Since the inception of this so-called pandemic, Ocasio-Cortez has been all in for mandates. She’s also been critical of leaders like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is determined to allow individuals to make their own healthcare choices without big government harassing them.
However, for all of the congresswoman’s pro-mandate, anti-Florida, anti-DeSantis rhetoric, none of this stopped her from vacationing in the Sunshine State with her boyfriend over the holidays. It also didn’t stop Ocasio-Cortez from attending a drag bar in close quarters with other individuals and with no face mask to boot.
Of course, there’s nothing inherently wrong with AOC spending time in Florida or even forgoing a mask and dining in bars. However, the problem arises when the congresswoman advocates for these heavy COVID measures yet fails to abide by them.
The issue comes up when Ocasio-Cortez rips Florida and its leaders, only to vacation there over the holiday season. It makes absolutely no sense and shows that the congresswoman doesn’t even believe what she routinely preaches to others.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not the first Democrat to stray from the mandates she demands everyone else follow. In 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer told the residents of her state to abstain from travel. Then, she took a trip to Florida to visit her father.
Health officials such as Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci have also come under fire over the past couple of years for telling the public to do one thing yet failing to lead by example.
All of this shows that it’s high time to put an end to mandates once and for all. If the people pushing these mandates truly believed in their efficacy, they would follow them. The reality that pro-mandate people can’t adhere to the mandates they force upon others indeed says it all.