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Guess the sources of these statements:

Worst case scenario planning encourages counterproductive overreactions in which law-enforcement techniques and drastic anti-civil liberties measures are used as the first resort, rather than the last resort.

“the law enforcement/national security approach” to fighting a pandemic “converts the exception into the rule by treating everyone in the general population as a potential threat who warrants coercive treatment.”

 we must ‘trade liberty for security’ is both false and dangerous

A conservative media personality? Right wing blogger? Radical libertarian? No, no, and no. They are from the ACLU’s 2008 report “Pandemic Preparedness: The Need for a Public Health—Not a Law Enforcement/National Security—Approach.”

Because the ACLU saw this coming, they were prepared. Which is why it is unsurprising that they have implemented an extremely muscular response, bringing case after case challenging some of the more extreme government overreactions to the pandemic.

Wait, the ACLU has taken a pass on challenging even the most reckless abuses of government power? Oh. Never mind.

3 Replies to “Who Said This?

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    PaV says:

    Last night on TV I heard this from a specialist physician on Fox:
    “This year we’ve had 400 to 700,000 hospitalized because of the flu. And we’ve had over 130,000 hospitalizations because of the corona virus.”

    Let those numbers roll around a bit. Lockdown was put in place so that 2 million Americans would not die. That number was off by a factor of 40. Yet, we continue with lockdown. Why not call it what it is: hysteria?

    The flu season is essentially over. Hospitalizations in New York are down. Yet, we panic. Science, once more, has failed us. It gives us numbers; but, it doesn’t help us to understand them and use them. Doesn’t this point to the limits of reason? Don’t we need wisdom instead? And, where does one get wisdom? Harvard University? Maybe on our knees.

    Science is a tool; it’s not an end in itself. Human persons determine ‘ends,’ and this requires true wisdom———–and humility.

    Gone for the day, or more.

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    Truthfreedom says:

    Science is a tool; it’s not an end in itself. Human persons determine ‘ends,’ and this requires true wisdom———–and humility.

    Well said.

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    AaronS1978 says:

    @ Barry Arrington

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8244533/amp/What-REAL-death-rate-COVID-19-Data-LA-suggests-kill-0-18-patients.html?fbclid=IwAR3xsETzVn0yF4AYt_np2QQ9y9Y-db4e8oZzXPXYSvS_8_jqZBxR2l57wrM

    You might find this interesting I would’ve contacted you some other way other than posting here so I don’t really need or want to get into a debate about this with anyone any further I am just sending you the information

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