Recently, Commissioner Ed Rothstein made comments that attempted to placate those suffering from Mass Formation Psychosis following Carroll County’s decision not to implement a mask mandate. Rothstein argues that if there was a state of emergency, then Carroll County would have the grounds to implement a mask mandate.
He then defended the discrimination against unvaccinated Carroll County employees through the imposition of a mask mandate upon them. Rothstein believes that masking unvaccinated county workers is leadership. That is not leadership; that is retaliation! The commissioners have collectively chosen to punish those who independently exercised their right to bodily autonomy.
It’s 2022 and Ed Rothstein still believes that masking prevents the spread of viruses. We all know someone who got vaccinated that later contracted Covid, including the most recent Omicron variant. These vaccines neither provide protection against nor reduce the transmission of this virus. Ed Rothstein perpetuates these falsehoods. He does not stand for truth. He does not stand for freedom.
With Republicans like Ed Rothstein, who needs Democrats? I encourage the people of District 5 to hold Mr. Rothstein accountable at the ballot box.
I intend to oppose all mask and vaccination mandates as County Commissioner. Furthermore, I will stand up for the fired unvaccinated healthcare workers whose wrongful termination has placed an undue burden on our healthcare system.