For What Other Reasons Can Civil Society Be Suspended?
Across America, governments are invoking the power to essentially suspend civil society when hospitals are occupied at a predetermined numerical threshold.
So why does the same sort of emergency intervention not apply in other situations where human life is at stake?
For example, if there are a certain number of auto accidents for a particular period should most forms of vehicular travel be suspended for a spell?
Likewise, if the number of heart attacks and incidents of cardiac disease rise above a certain percentage in a jurisdiction, should most of the fast food establishments --- especially Starbucks --- in a given area be closed and supermarkets allowed only to sell an assortment of rudimentary vegetables?
If a particular number of domestic abuse incidents occurs, should liquor stores be closed until such an epidemic is gotten under control?
And if a state's adolescent obesity rates rise above a certain level, should Internet and smarthphone access be switched off in order to get the youth probably spending a considerable amount of time on these devices active outdoors?
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. Frederick holds a BS in Political Science/History, a MA in Apologetics/Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary, and a PhD. in Christian Apologetics from Newburgh Theological Seminary.