The new virus regime is facing a lot of trouble in enforcing its dictates, because none of the dictates are actually legal. So they have to come up with creative ways to punish you for violating their ultimate Virus Law.
Following reports of large parties that violate health orders aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that he will authorize the city to shut off water and power services to residents who hold such gatherings.
Beginning Friday night, if Los Angeles Police Department officers respond to and verify that a large party is occurring at a property, and there’s evidence that the venue has repeatedly engaged in such behavior, the department will request that the city shut off water and power services within 48 hours.
Garcetti said that while all nightclubs and bars have already been closed, “these large house parties have essentially become nightclubs in the hills” and often happen at homes that are vacant or used for short-term rentals.
“The consequences of these large parties ripple far beyond just those parties,” he said. “They ripple throughout our entire community because the virus can quickly and easily spread.”
Why should people be protected from their own choices in a free society?
What is the philosophical reasoning for this? Why have we not been presented with this philosophical reasoning?
If you’re going to transform the basic values of society from “people have a right to make their own decisions about their own life” to “we are going to protect you from the flu by taking away your ability to make any single decision about your own life,” then the philosophical reasoning for this should be front and center.
No one is stopping people who are afraid of this virus from staying home. There was never an attempt to bully people into going outside. Those people who are scared to death of getting the flu have a total right to stay home and they should stay home.
But the rest of us should not have our decisions made for us by the government. This is wrong. It violates all of the core agreements of the social contract of Western civilization.
Where is this power to override the cornerstones of the social order coming from? Why has that not been explained?
What is the end game here?