I have a duty to protect my family from the heavy hand of government. Diapers limit my baby’s constitutional right to free expression.

Once that excrement leaves his body, he’s not responsible for it anymore, and I shouldn’t have to be either. If you don’t want to touch it, just stay home.

Every time he pees, the diaper gets filled up with disgusting germs, and he just sits in it for hours on end. Research shows that wearing a diaper significantly increases his likelihood of contracting a diaper rash or urinary tract infection. He should not be asked to sacrifice his health and comfort just because you are afraid of a little urine.

He likes a fresh breeze around his newly powdered privates, and diapers make him feel sweaty and restrict his movement.

Sometimes his diaper leaks. Since I can’t rely on it to hold in 100% of the problem, why should I even bother?

Fecal-oral disease transmission is not that likely. And he’s probably not sick anyway. If you are concerned, wash your hands and don’t eat his poop.

We will continue our morning routine of playing at the park. As a public venue, we have just as much right to be there as you do. If you are bothered by the damp swings and a little poop down the slides, just put a diaper on your own baby and pack your gloves and Clorox wipes.

Your health is your responsibility, and my health is mine.

Of course, if you are worried about encountering bodily discharge in public, I won’t stop you from diapering your own baby. That’s your choice. But my freedom to decide what my family will — or won’t — wear shouldn’t be limited by your fears.

Store employees might complain and ask for him to be diapered. The store should be regularly cleaned anyway, so the trail of pee down the aisle should be taken care of soon. Isn’t that what the employees are paid to do?

But just in case there’s a problem, I printed up a card that says my son can’t wear a diaper for medical reasons and the ADA says they have to let us in.

We are not sheeple. We are all adults who can make our own decisions about what we want to be exposed to. So if you want to keep diapering your babies, wearing masks and gloves, and carrying bleach everywhere you go, that’s your choice. I can’t and won’t live like that anymore.