I drink water. I’ve done so all my life. If government passed legislation today ordering me to continue to drink water, would I stop drinking water just because they ordered me to drink it? No.
Would it be hypocritical of me to continue to drink water while pointing out that the new legislation was evil? No.
I would be smart to be suspicious of the reasons behind any legislation ordering me to drink water, and perhaps I would seek out my own sources. I’d wonder what they had put in it if they were ordering me to drink it (I know some people already do).
But water, and drinking it, doesn’t suddenly change into the wrong thing to do just because government orders it.
Well, trying to avoid exposing yourself or vulnerable people to a potentially harmful disease– even when you don’t know the true risks– is the same thing. It’s strange that I feel the need to point that out, but some people actually don’t understand that reality.
If you stop doing something you’ve been doing just because government tells you to do it, you are letting government control you every bit as much as if you stop doing something you know is right just because government makes it “illegal”. Don’t do that.