Public Safety (page 2)

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    The Right AOC on Point: Trusting North Carolinians to Do the Right Thing

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” contrasts North Carolina’s approach to COVID-19 with the approach in North Dakota and South Carolina. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2020
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    How to Create Balanced Public Health Measures

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Don van der Vaart wrote a research brief advocating for a more deliberate cost-benefit analysis of public health measures. Dr. van der Vaart writes: As we struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has responded by imposing economically severe restrictions on our lives. In doing so,…
    Brenee Goforth, April 30, 2020
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    COVID-19 lockdown compared to actions of a police state

    Dennis Prager writes for the Daily Signal that government’s response to COVID-19 offers a “dress rehearsal” for a police state. All my life, I have dismissed paranoids on the right (“America is headed to communism”) and the left (“It can happen here”—referring to fascism). It’s not that I’ve…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2020
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    Governors offers varied levels of seriousness in response to COVID-19 lockdowns

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist compares different American governors’ responses to the economic shutdown tied to COVID-19. As the coronavirus spread slows, governors are responding in different, sometimes wildly divergent ways. Many of them, recognizing their states are not likely to see an outbreak on the scale…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2020
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    COVID-19 isn’t our only national security concern

    As headlines address little more than the latest COVID-19 developments, Victor Davis Hanson warns at National Review Online about other national security challenges. The world was a dangerous place before — and will be after — the coronavirus pandemic. While Americans debate the proper ongoing response to the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Telling on Your Neighbors in the Age of ‘Social Distancing’

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses people who report their neighbors to authorities because of concerns about “social distancing.” Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2020
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    China’s recent history leads to mistrust about COVID-19

    Nicholas Rowan explains in the Washington Examiner why so many people question China’s role in the coronavirus pandemic. Before the coronavirus even hit the United States, China’s high-profile history of religious persecution laid the groundwork for many to distrust its handling of the outbreak. Since March, a growing…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2020
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    Congress considers new warnings involving China, Russia, Iran

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon highlights proposed legislation targeting international bad actors. Congress is considering new legislation that would require warning labels on smartphone applications made in countries the United States deems a national security threat, including China, Russia, and Iran. The legislation spearheaded by Rep.
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2020