David Ball: Restrictions protect people’s rights

Published: 6/29/2020 2:42:07 PM

A letter in the June 15 Gazette expressed the writer’s view that his constitutional rights were being violated by lockdown restrictions and quarantine doesn’t work anyway.

I wonder if he feels the same way about restrictions on how many beers he can drink before he gets behind the wheel of a car and how fast he can go on the highway. The reasons for these restrictions are similar — they exist to protect the rights of people not to get killed by a drunk driver going 95 mph on Interstate 91 and their right not to get infected with COVID by someone who thinks the age-old method of quarantine was invented by “bureaucrats” and doesn’t work, despite all the evidence to the contrary.

David Ball


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