Ron Fournier’s ‘provocative hypothetical’ on quarantines? Gun seizures

http://twitter.com/#!/ChasFlemming/status/526888750186369024

National Journal reporter Ron Fournier has been doing a lot of chin scratching on the Ebola crisis lately, leading to some head scratching from his Twitter followers. Just yesterday, he tweeted a photo that seemed to equate the Ebola quarantine policies of Govs. Cuomo and Christie with World War II internment camps (while overlooking quarantines in Illinois and Connecticut).

Followers suggested a grip was in order, but instead, Fournier on Monday suggested that some “anti-government, pro-liberty” types wanted to “cavalierly” quarantine people.

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Nothing cavalier about a disease that liquifies your organs.

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How about trusting state government over the feds?

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We can all agree the federal government would be easier to trust to handle the crisis if it could settle on some guidelines; the CDC issued yet another new set of guidelines today.

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Amen to that.

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Hmm … speaking of a slippery slope, is this hypothetical exercise headed where we think it’s headed? Yep.

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Another day, another shaky analogy? Noted.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s ride down the slippery slope; the attraction is now closed.

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Related:

Ron Fournier compares the NY/NJ/IL/CT Ebola quarantine to WWII internment camps 

Ron Fournier: For the record, nobody is panicking about Ebola

National Journal reporter Ron Fournier: Time for CDC to reconsider Ebola protocols — and talking points

 

 

 

 

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