Does anyone believe we're not heading toward future national lockdowns in vain attempts to quell "climate change" or "racial injustice" or "wealth inequality" health crises, too? The world has been under attack from a Chinese Virus, and the world's governments responded by locking up their citizens and expanding their powers permanently. That's a little like having the government defend you from gunfire by first shooting you in the foot; one way or another, you're hobbling away.
It's just a little prick. Let the government stick you with its needle. What about the next needle, though, or the next one after that? If you are willing to hand to faceless bureaucrats the power to jab you today, do you consent to being jabbed whenever the government says it knows best? Because if there is anything about which governments are certain, it is that they always "know best."
Can there be anything more intrusive than Big Jabber taking complete control over a person's health? If not, then why shouldn't government also intervene in everything else that fills up a person's life? Why shouldn't state agents who "know best" also decide where each citizen is allowed to live, what he is allowed to own, whom he is allowed to see, and what he is allowed to think? Ceding to government the authority to decide what goes into our bodies surely cedes to government the authority to determine everything else we do with those bodies, too. Then the question remaining is this: if killing freedom is the cost of survival, aren't we just fighting one China Virus by unleashing another?
Hat tip to G. Abnego.