Here’s a sharp Points and Figures post about the political response to COVID.
Money quote: “Covid is just not as serious as the politicians are making it out to be. They have another goal. Increase their power. Political entities love power. The Founders recognized that and enshrined people’s rights into the Constitution. It’s worth pointing out the Constitution and Bill of Rights protect people from government, not the other way around.”
Jefferson rightly observed that it was in the natural order of things for government to gain power and liberty to retreat. One big reason is that politicians are always looking for ways to make themselves look great and strong — for instance by proclaiming that they have saved many lives with their coercive interference with people’s freedom.
That’s all this is about.