Continuums

From: Infodorado

Sent: Monday, November 23, 2020 6:46 AM

To: wblock@loyno.edu

Subject: Typhoid Mary, Covid, quarantines and masks

Dear Walter,

I just read another exchange relating to this, but I’ll keep it short this time.

If Napolitano (or even you) says “the government” has a “right” to forcibly quarantine somebody who carries a disease at any level (serious, deadly, or just highly infectious, for example), then all we have to do is look at the real information available on-line from libertarian web sources to see the problem with this.

Andrew Napolitano has taken to speak in strict legalese (albeit somewhat “laicized”) and you speak in theories.

But if you allow the government to do something like that, in view of what they have done in 2020 in the non-theoretical real world, it should be obvious that you have just given them the excuse to do absolutely anything in the name of a disease that they full well know does not merit the scare they claim it does.

From: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>

Sent: Monday, November 23, 2020 9:10 AM

To: ‘Infodorado’

Subject: RE: Typhoid Mary, Covid, quarantines and masks

Dear Info:

I try to deal with that issue here:

Block, Walter E. and William Barnett II. 2008. “Continuums” Journal Etica e Politica / Ethics & Politics, Vol. 1, pp. 151-166, June; http://www2.units.it/~etica/http://www2.units.it/~etica/2008_1/BLOCKBARNETT.pdf

Best regards,

Walter

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