Fear and panic do not good government make. Ditto sound public policy. Even during a national “public health emergency.” Additionally, a free and open society cannot long exist when vague, indeterminate lockdown orders are in play for an extended, unspecified period of time. Nor can an economy power up when select “non-essential” businesses are shuttered by government and employees are told to stay home.
I’ve kept mostly mum on the whole coronavirus/Wuhan flu/civil rights and personal liberties debate for a while. I’ve been listening. Observing. Here are some select thoughts on same: