Taking sides?

“In a republican nation, whose citizens are to be led by reason and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first importance” - Thomas Jefferson

I am very unhappy with the way our president and this administration is speaking about and handling this pandemic. The way President Biden has recently positioned vaccinations, he is basically instigating conflict within our country among our citizens. 

The facts are, these vaccines are not a good choice for everyone. They maybe a good option for some but definitely not everyone. Not to mention, what happened to a citizen’s right to make personal health choices. We can’t force anyone to do the right things, the best answer for this is to educate with transparency (we haven’t had that!) and allow people to come to their own conclusion about what choices they want to make. 

The language that President Biden has used is: “We have to protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated…” This is a way to draw battle lines. This is a way to divide people. Only people who think in black and white resort to this kind of logic. Only people who lack compassion say this and want this. 

We must be compassionate to everyone regardless if we agree with one another or not. The only thing that happens with this kind of limited thinking is conflict and increased hatred among individuals. This is not a good solution and it is a terribly  ineffective way to talk to American citizens. 

I thought my president stood on the side of ALL Americans. Not just the one’s that agree with him. I thought we were the land of the free, I guess only if we are running scared of something. I thought we each were inherently born with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…. I guess only if it doesn’t get in the way of the agenda of those making the rules. 

Let’s think smart. Let’s forget about being afraid so much. Don’t let your fear or anxiety about anything control how we show compassion and togetherness. 


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Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.