The ACLU, Prior to COVID, Denounced Mandates and Coercive Measures to Fight Pandemics

Source: Glenn Greenwald
by Glenn Greenwald

“The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) surprised even many of its harshest critics this week when it strongly defended coercive programs and other mandates from the state in the name of fighting COVID. … What makes the ACLU’s position so remarkable — besides the inherent shock of a civil liberties organization championing state mandates overriding individual choice — is that, very recently, the same group warned of the grave dangers of the very mindset it is now pushing. In 2008, the ACLU published a comprehensive report on pandemics which had one primary purpose: to denounce as dangerous and unnecessary attempts by the state to mandate, coerce, and control in the name of protecting the public from pandemics.” (09/07/21)

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the-aclu-prior-to-covid-denounced