One of Australia’s most maligned anti-Covid actions was to create a quarantine camp. Unfortunately, rather than rejecting such a tyrannical approach, some in America are trying to follow suit.
Specifically, the New York State Assembly is pushing legislation that would create such a network of involuntary quartine camps.
The proposed legislation, called bill A416 and available for viewing here, is highly objectionable, though its provisions might be hidden by its obtuse, legalistic language.
For example, sections 2 and 3 provide:
2. UPON DETERMINING BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE THAT THE HEALTH OF OTHERS IS OR MAY BE ENDANGERED BY A CASE, CONTACT OR CARRIER, OR SUSPECTED CASE, CONTACT OR CARRIER OF A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE THAT, IN THE OPINION OF THE GOVERNOR, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER, MAY POSE AN IMMINENT AND SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH RESULTING IN SEVERE MORBIDITY OR HIGH MORTALITY, THE GOVERNOR OR HIS OR HER DELEGEE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE COMMISSIONER OR THE HEADS OF LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, MAY ORDER THE REMOVAL AND/OR DETENTION OF SUCH A PERSON OR OF A GROUP OF SUCH PERSONS BY ISSUING A SINGLE ORDER, IDENTIFYING SUCH PERSONS EITHER BY NAME OR BY A REASONABLY SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION OF THE INDIVIDUALS OR GROUP BEING DETAINED. SUCH PERSON OR GROUP OF PERSONS SHALL BE DETAINED IN A MEDICAL FACILITY OR OTHER APPROPRIATE FACILITY OR PREMISES DESIGNATED BY THE GOVERNOR OR HIS OR HER DELEGEE AND COMPLYING WITH SUBDIVISION FIVE OF THIS SECTION.
3. A PERSON OR GROUP REMOVED OR DETAINED BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OR HIS OR HER DELEGEE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE DETAINED FOR SUCH PERIOD AND IN SUCH MANNER AS THE DEPARTMENT MAY DIRECT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION.
What does that mean? Well, it’s hard to understand because of how it’s written, but, in effect, what’s proposed is a network of involuntary quarantine camps for New Yorkers, places established if a “contagious disease..mat pose an imment and significant threat the the public health.”
Notably, that doesn’t even mean that the disease must pose a significant threat to the public health for the camps to be created. Rather, it need only “may” be a threat.
Then, the state can have the power to detain, in a “medical facility,” “other appropriate facility,” or “premises designated by the governor,” people who could spread the disease.
Oh, and the bill gives the power for the government to “require an individual who has been exposed to or infected by a contagious disease to complete an appropriate, prescribed course of treatment, preventive medication or vaccination.”
So, if the New York State Assembly has its way, the state will have the power to detain those suspected of being vectors of a contagious disease that poses a threat to public health. It’s as if they thought 1984 was an instruction manual rather than warning.
Yet worse, the bill isn’t the rambling of some deranged lunatic on the assembly. Rather, it’s being treated seriously and is set to be voted upon on January 5th.
This story syndicated with permission from Will – Trending Politics