Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law

Ebola SWAT Teams
Ebola SWAT Teams
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Texas – One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic.

All of us at one time or another have had this debate.

If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease?

After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on the rest of society, right? One out of control (or “lone wolf”) citizen/terrorist could reignite a biological firestorm, so, should we not turn to government and forgo certain freedoms in order to achieve the greater good for the greater number?

If the government in question was a proven and honorable institution, then I would say pro-Medical Martial Law arguments might have a leg to stand on. However, this is not the case. In my view, medical martial law is absolutely unacceptable under ANY circumstances, including Ebola, in light of the fact that our current government will be the predominant cause of viral outbreak. That is to say, you DO NOT turn to the government for help when the government is the cause of the problem.

The recent rise of global Ebola is slowly bringing the issue of medical martial law to the forefront of our culture. Charles Krauthammer at The Washington Post recently argued in favor of possible restrictions on individual and Constitutional liberties in the face of a viral pandemic threat.

The CDC now argues that in the case of people who may be potential carriers, or even in the case of people who refuse to undergo screenings, it has the legal authority to dissolve all constitutional protections and essentially imprison (quarantine) an American citizen for as long as they see fit to do so.

The Obama Administration is now using militant terminology in reference to Ebola response, including the formation of “Ebola SWAT Teams” for quick reaction to potential outbreak areas.

In typical socialist fashion, the nurses union ‘National Nurses United’ has called for Barack Obama to use “executive authority” to take control of all Ebola response protocols in hospitals across the country.

Yet another perpetuation of the myth that more government power is the solution.

And finally, the Department of Defense has been tasked to create a military controlled “quick-strike team” to deal with Ebola within U.S. borders. This team will be under the command of none other than Northcom, apparently trampling the Posse Comitatus Act and setting the stage for the rationalized use of military personnel against U.S. citizens under the guise of pandemic prevention.

It should be clear to anyone with half a brain that medical martial law is being quietly prepared, and that the threat of such measures is not a paranoid conspiracy, but a very real possibility…

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“And finally, the Department of Defense has been tasked to create a military controlled “quick-strike team” to deal with Ebola within U.S. borders. This team will be under the command of none other than Northcom, apparently trampling the Posse Comitatus Act” Really!!! The Posse Comitatus Act has to do with using the military in a Law Enforcement role, not a medical response role. Statements like this make Oath keepers a little tin foil. This is a new one “medical martial law”. Author needs to learn the definition of martial law first. Martial Law is an absents of civilian control. When… Read more »

Spice54
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Ammoland, do you even read stuff before it is posted? I am expecting articles from Joe Biden any day now.

Hipshot Percussion
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Hipshot Percussion

Simple. “Shall Do No Harm” If you live by this tenet, then you must, at the very least, impose self quarantine. And in the interest of public safety (again “Shall Do No Harm”) I would be happy to have three weeks off with three squares a day a TV and nothing but peace and quiet… but then again I’m married with two kids and five grandkids.. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Glad to see commenters have it right on this one. Oh yes Oath Keepers, it is worth possibly killing thousands spreading a disease so you can retain your individual rights. Taking precautions against ebola is not hysteria, it’s common sense.

Big Bill
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Big Bill

Conspiracy theories are such fun, aren’t they?
Why do we tell those with the flu to stay home? Isn’t that a quarantine? Not a government-imposed one, to be sure, but the flu doesn’t kill half the people it infects, either.

We can be a little too suspicious of the government, to the point where actual common-sense precautions take on the trappings of a national martial law.

For myself (even if I were the one involved), I would trust those with the medical expertise rather than my own feelings.

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If people used intelligence instead of arrogance and narcissism , Because some think that they are smarter than a disease or because they got it everyone else should. In any case of a disease with a 50% mortality rate I am not with Oath Keepers. But do agree it needs limitations and should not be military . To those that would return from Africa and disobey quarantine and some one dies , they should be charged with bio terrorism and murder. Both capital crimes . Self imposed quarantine would simpler , but some people say” I have civil rights” ,… Read more »