Is anybody else starting to get a little bit nervous about how easily state governments have been totally abolishing the Bill of Rights during this craziness? This meme is meant in jest, but seriously, we’ve now seen way too many states just restrict everyone’s constitutional rights in order to impose a quarantine completely backwards.
Every other quarantine in history: Isolate the sick and vulnerable.
2020 quarantine: Isolate all the healthy people who make the whole economy run, causing untold amounts of human misery through lost jobs and revenue.
The right of Americans to freely travel from place to place and from state to state was originally enshrined in the Articles of Confederation. The “Right to Travel” was left out of the Bill of Rights because the Founding Fathers felt it was so obvious and self-evident that it didn’t need to be written down.
Then again, that whole First Amendment restriction that says government cannot infringe on your right to peaceably assemble, to protest and to practice your religion. Look how fast many Democrat Governors and mayors tossed that right out the window.
Spoiler alert: Your rights are not supposed to be suspended just because there’s a virus. Your rights are “essential” too.