“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
- Ben Franklin
Over the course of just a few days, the American people have ceded control of their schools, their sports, their freedom to travel, their concerts, their meetings, their ability to purchase essential goods at the store, and every other aspect of their lives – all the while imagining that this somehow makes them safer. And even worse, a precedent has been set for every future virus.
It was so easy for the powers that be to get Americans to voluntarily give up their rights – permanently.
The government is stopping the spread of COVID by packing thousands of international travelers into small spaces for hours at airport immigration, thus guaranteeing the spread of the disease.
Large numbers of people die from the flu every year. It would easy to create a panic every year with these frightening statistics. Compare these numbers with ~4,000 COVID deaths in China and 61 in Korea.
Obviously people need to use caution to prevent infecting themselves and others, from COVID and other infectious diseases. But we can’t shut everything down every time a virus comes around.