The sane response, of course, is no -- not purposefully, anyway.
Why would any elected public servant willingly endanger his or her community?
"Willingly" is a keyword here because what is going on in major cities and moderately sized communities all over the country is a willingness to put citizens in danger by creating as much chaos as possible -- since you need chaos to effect a revolution.
Left-wing mayors and other officials are ordering first responders to take the COVID-19 vaccine or else risk losing their jobs, and an increasing number of frontline responders are taking the latter option, as The Post Millennial reports:
The Seattle Fire Department is currently under a significant staffing crisis that is set to grow more dire come October 18 when the city terminates dozens of unvaccinated firefighters for not taking the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine, a requirement for all city employees.
Sources within SFD told The Post Millennial that the department hit a record-low number of available staffers over the weekend which resulted in the unavailability of five aid units, three fire engines, and two medic units.
"If Seattle Mayor Durkan follows through on terminating unvaccinated city employees, the department is predicted to lose 5-10 engines, according to sources who also said there are 55 Seattle Fire employees that haven't submitted vaccination records. 54 of them are uniformed firefighters," the outlet added. "Among those who haven't submitted records are chief officers, firefighters, and EMTs, according to sources."
Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a massive COVID mandate hypocrite, is facing the choice of ignoring her vaccine mandate for all city workers, to include first responders, or enforcing it and firing perhaps hundreds of police officers at a time when crime in the Windy City is already out of control in many neighborhoods.
Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara is directly challenging Lightfoot’s order, imploring officers to ignore her mandate and force her to decide what to do.
“Do not fill out the portal information,” he said. “I’ve made my status very clear as far as the vaccine, but I do not believe the city has the authority to mandate that to anybody—let alone that information about your medical history."
“It’s safe to say that the city of Chicago will have a police force at 50 percent or less for this weekend coming up,” Catanzara said last week -- a dismissal that did not happen...yet.
“I can guarantee you that no-pay status will not last more than 30 days,” Catanzara said on Tuesday. “There’s no way they’re going to be able to sustain a police department workforce at 50 percent capacity or less for more than seven days without something budging.”
“This is very clearly not a job action,” he noted, “not a call for a strike.”
In Seattle, one firefighter told The Post Millennial: "Our last shift we are able to work without getting the vaccine is Oct 17th, which gets off at 0800 on the 18th. We have not been officially fired yet. We are not allowed to work, but can use paid time off (vacation/comp time) while awaiting next steps."
"Think staffing was bad before and the citizens were impacted? Medic units, Aid Cars, and engines will be browned out," the firefighter added, according to the outlet.
"I have been with the Seattle Fire Department for a little over 15 years. Before I moved to Seattle, I worked as a firefighter for over a decade. I gave up everything to come here. I only wanted to work 5 more years and then I could retire with a full investment in the retirement system here. However, now I am facing being fired because of this vaccine mandate. I am absolutely devastated!" another fire source said.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has the solution to preserving the staff of his department and Los Angeles city fire, police and EMS: He is refusing to enforce the mandate.
Short of that, we are about to see the purposeful creation of mass chaos with the intent of leftists swooping in like Stalin to 'clean it all up' with authoritarian crackdowns.