A "pandemic response bill" currently making its way through the Massachusetts state legislature would allow authorities to forcefully quarantine citizens in the event of a health emergency, compel health providers to vaccinate citizens, authorize forceful entry into private dwellings and destruction of citizen property and impose fines on citizens for noncompliance.
If citizens refuse to comply with isolation or quarantine orders in the event of a health emergency, they may be imprisoned for up to 30 days and fined $1,000 per day that the violation continues.
Oh, I see. Ok to jackboot all over the civil rights of citizens for the purposes of preventing deaths via swine flu.
Whereas the Left refused to countenance even the perception of infringement on anyone's civil rights when the reason was prevention of deaths via terrorism.
I wonder how the Left would've reacted if Bush proposed such a response to a potential epidemic?
Other states have been taking similar measures as well.
Probably feeling emboldened by the ability of the Obama-Democratic Regime in Washington to get away with everything, unscathed by Big Media criticism and by armies of scary-looking, Hard-Left, rock-and-molotov-cocktail-throwing-at-police youth "protestors", who suddenly vanished completely with the election of the current Regime, proving that they were just "organized" by the Left to help make Bush and the Republicans look like monsters...
Welcome to the United Socialist Fascist States of Obamerica.