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.