“THE COMMON GOOD” VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS
by Jerry Kane, blogging at The Millstone Diaries, ©2020
The media-generated fear of spreading COVID-19 has provided necessary cover for the nation’s tyrants to restrict and suppress individual liberty in violation of the Constitution.
In the video clip below, Dr. Lee Merritt, a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Omaha, Nebraska, points out that there’s no freedom that can’t be restricted or liberty that can’t be suppressed on the basis of safety.
“There’s nothing you cannot restrict on the basis of safety, and that’s a scary thing. … I don’t have the right to force you to have my surgery. You don’t have the right to force me to have your medical treatment. It’s just that simple.” – Dr. Lee Merritt
People who worry about their personal safety can always argue from the position that public safety benefits everyone; therefore, the rights of the individual must be tempered or even relinquished for the sake of the common good.
“There comes a time in a real pandemic where quarantine is constitutionally justified and constitutionally admissible, but putting people in jail just for refusing to take a vaccine when they’re not spreading a disease, when they’re not sick, on the theory they might get sick, that’s the line we’ve crossed.” – Dr. Lee Merritt
People who argue the common good trumps the rights of the individual have turned the Constitution on its head and the Founders over in their graves.
[See video here.]