It is my opinion that in times of crisis, war, and pandemic/epidemic that the government of each state should be able to require steps that are for the good of all people of that state. I may be wrong, but it is just my opinion.
I AM ONLY INTERESTED IN DISCUSSION ON THIS SUBJECT. LET’S NOT TURN THIS INTO A TRUMP THIS OBAMA THAT…BUT WHAT ABOUT HILLARY AND BIDEN SNIFFS HAIR OF KIDS KIND OF THREAD.
I only want to know what people think.
I normally would be against the state or federal government telling us anything. But here’s the deal. I think if flu shots were mandated, we’d see the effect of the flu greatly diminished.
There had never been any doubt that, subject to constitutional limitations, states had authority to legislate with respect to all matters within their geographic boundaries, or to police their internal affairs, which Chief Justice Marshall referred to as the “police power.”24–26 During the 1800s, the Supreme Court confirmed that this power included the power to pass laws that promote the “health, peace, morals, education and good order of the people.”27–29
ustice Harlan stated the question before the Court: “Is this statute . . . inconsistent with the liberty which the Constitution of the United States secures to every person against deprivation by the State?”2(p25) Harlan confirmed that the Constitution protects individual liberty and that liberty is not “an absolute right in each person to be, in all times and in all circumstances, wholly free from restraint”:
There is, of course, a sphere within which the individual may assert the supremacy of his own will and rightfully dispute the authority of any human government, especially of any free government existing under a written constitution. But it is equally true that in every well-ordered society charged with the duty of conserving the safety of its members the rights of the individual in respect of his liberty may at times, under the pressure of great dangers, be subjected to such restraint, to be enforced by reasonable regulations, as the safety of the general public may demand.2(p29)