Freedom FIRST, over safety, convoluted leftist “common sense”, or any other EXCUSE to remove our freedom.
Gotta disagree, Ceasar.
This debate isn’t really about freedom versus safety. Too simple. The debate here is how does a leader of a Democracy with the guarantee of personal freedoms best balance that guarantee with collective needs; health, safety, security, etc.
Your simple distillation of this argument implies one side is for freedom and the other not; a narrative that is not only grossly incorrect but ignores the intrinsic, perennial, maddeningly difficult and noble struggle that is Democracy.
Yes, leaders have erred, and yes some may lean (at a given moment) more towards personal freedoms over collective needs or its opposite. But all Americans are wild about their personal freedoms, and the issue front and center today, vaccine mandates, demonstrates this perfectly. Both sides of the issue want to exercise and protect their sacred freedoms. Equally. They just place different emphases on those freedoms.