Monday, May 18, 2020

COVID-19 and Ayn Rand

Professor Dershowitz is being quoted as saying:

"You have no right not to be vaccinated, you have no right not to wear a mask... If you refuse to be vaccinated the state has the right to take you to a dr’s office & plunge a needle in your arm."
A friend asked me:
 H-  This cannot be true!?  A-

My response to her:

No time today for lengthy answer.
So here’s a quickie.
Note Dershowitz didn’t say he agrees—only that’s how it is.
He’s probably correct constitutionally/legally, as a matter of public health.
Morally, is it legitimate self-defense?
As I have said/written for years: Consider the draft. Once that is constitutional/legal, and many other lesser collectivist-statist laws, there is little else that’s not. A fortiori!!
See my The American Constitution and Ayn Rand’s “Inner Contradiction.”

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