Stopping the Stampede on Civil Liberties in the Age of COVID-19

May 1, 2020

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “stampede” as “1. to run or cause to run away in fright or panic; 2. to act or cause to act together suddenly and without thought.”

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past several weeks has resembled a stampede, as federal, state and local governments have rushed to shut down, shut in and corral/quarantine American citizens in every corner of the country.

While reasonable people can agree that certain containment measures were initially necessary to avoid overwhelming hospitals and emergency rooms, the widespread and ongoing trampling of civil liberties in the name of public health and safety has been both stunning and alarming.

Steamboat Institute is launching a new initiative “Stopping the Stampede on Civil Liberties in the Age of COVID-19” to educate elected officials, business leaders, community leaders, students, faculty, college administrators, and others on countering narratives for government intervention and overreach, even when such actions are conducted under the guise of protecting public health and safety.

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The COVID-19 crisis is a stark reminder that power is something to wield carefully, and the Constitution is something to treasure. We’re learning a lot about ourselves and our leaders in this moment of national crisis. But, one fact remains true: The Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis.

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