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Once again, our attorney general, with the full backing of Gov. Gianforte and the Republican-controlled Legislature, is spending our taxpayer dollars to launch a crusade to challenge the recent vaccine mandate by President Biden in the president’s attempt to get this insidious pandemic under control, given that there are so many selfish and misinformed individuals who are unwilling to do their part to help, left to their own devices.

Ironically, Montana mandates that children get vaccinated to attend school. Students are required to have vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox in order to attend school. So, what is so different about the COVID-19 vaccine other than it was mandated by a Democrat? This effort by Knudsen, Gianforte and their Republican colleagues is nothing other than political. There is no rational, scientifically or medically based reason to fight this. As the COVID pandemic ravages this state and virtually every other state in the union and people are dying by the thousands, I would ask Knudsen, Gianforte, and the other Republicans, what is your solution? How would you suggest we counter this pandemic and save American lives? It’s easy to be against things but it’s a lot harder to offer workable solutions.

So, if you are so against mask mandates and vaccine mandates, what is your solution to keep people from dying and hospitals overwhelmed? We’re all listening.

It’s awfully quiet. That’s because you don’t have a workable and reasonable alternative solution. The only way to get this virus under control so that we can get back to some sense of normalcy is to use masks and get people vaccinated. I guess politics is more important than saving American lives.

Michael Miller

Bozeman

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