Pandemic authoritarians suddenly concerned about liberty

Henry Ergas on fighting a 99% non-fatal cold: Even true libertarians can support vax passports.

It is undoubtedly true that preventing people who choose not to be vaccinated from engaging in ­activities that are open to the vaccinated involves a degree of coercion. But that hardly means any such restrictions ought to be opposed by those who place a high value on liberty.

Henry Ergas on the fate of the Ukrainian police state: Putin seizes on wavering will of the West.

There are, of course, those who will lose little sleep over the fate of countries that are so far from our shores. But, like fear among animals, few signals travel more surely than do signs of weakness: and if history teaches us anything, it is that once liberty is pawned for security, the price of redeeming it is measured in oceans of blood.

No demographic in the modern history of the West pawned more liberty than covid bed-wetters.

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5 Responses to Pandemic authoritarians suddenly concerned about liberty

  1. Eyrie says:

    Henry is just another one of the chattering class.

  2. twostix says:

    “a degree of coecion”.

    Just a “degree“.

  3. NoFixedAddress says:

    “Just following orders, sir”

  4. Chris M says:

    Doddery old turkey.

    Sell your soul to work in today’s media. Your material MUST agree with the agenda.

  5. bollux says:

    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
    Benjamin Franklin.
    My respect for henry is diminished further. If Covid has done nothing for our liberty, it has done wonders for identifying those that we should look sideways at.

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