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Suddenly, Neither Liberty nor
Civilization Is Assured

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Posted By: Hazymac, 4/6/2020 9:37:16 AM

The two biggest uncertainties about the post-COVID-19 world are whether any privacy will survive and whether China or the United States will dominate. With regards to the first, the Guardian rhetorically asks whether you would trade the total loss of your privacy for safety from the coronavirus, even if it meant entering a "cybergulag." That's what Russia is planning to do and China already did. As the City Journal put it, perhaps the only way out of the lockdowns is to voluntarily submit to 24x7 electronic tracking. "The responses adopted by governments around the world seem to fall into two main categories. Those countries

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 4/6/2020 10:00:25 AM (No. 370295)
It's disturbing to think of where we will be when a Democrat is in the White House. If a good man like Trump is listening to and obeying the advice of experts - because this virus thing is way out of his knowledge base - then consider how a willing communist would take advantage.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative 4/6/2020 10:14:40 AM (No. 370314)
There are many, including “patriots” who would trade liberty for security. And trash the Constitution however necessary along the way. The declaration of a so-called “national emergency” is invariably the first step to deep tyranny. Hysteria is mortal to the ability of citizens to measure circumstances and respond appropriately. Many here cite this fact and those figures, virtually all from sources with no more motivation for truth than the Chinese. We are willing to have private property expropriated and production dictated by “experts”. We are willing to shut down our lives for the common good based on “experts”. We are seeing use of phone location data and drones, checkpoints at state lines, and other abominations. But don’t shut down gun shops.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 4/6/2020 11:48:46 AM (No. 370441)
If they start tracking my phone, it will get wrapped in foil...or just get hit with a hammer a dozen times. I managed for 60 years without a phone in my pocket, I can manage again. A For me, a phone is a small convenience, not a mandatory appendage like it seems to many young folks.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: RuckusTom 4/6/2020 2:19:00 PM (No. 370674)
Golly, what did we all do before having IPhones we carry around everywhere?
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