Kenneth Lougee: Mask refusal is not liberty. It is anarchy. – The Salt Lake Tribune

In 1905, The United State Supreme Court expressed support for universal smallpox vaccine.

“The liberty secured by the Constitution of the United States to every person within its jurisdiction does not import an absolute right in each person to be, at all times and in all circumstances, wholly freed from restraint,” the court decided. “There are manifold restraints to which every person is necessarily subject for the common good. On any other basis organized society could not exist with safety to its members.”

The court said that otherwise we would not have liberty but anarchy. That is equally true of wearing face masks to protect others from virus spread. This includes the elderly, health workers and the immune compromised.

 

Source: Kenneth Lougee: Mask refusal is not liberty. It is anarchy. – The Salt Lake Tribune