Civil libertarians should be prepared to concede that some infringements on freedom can sometimes be justified, but should continue to ask lawmakers tough questions about why specific pandemic measures are necessary, why they think such measures will be effective, and when the measures will be abandoned.
One of the hottest takes currently circulating the internet is that the coronavirus pandemic has eliminated all of the libertarians — an outcome perhaps most surprising to those of us who are libertarian and still exist.
Our current crisis will not be good for free speech. Classical liberals may regret anyone suppressing speech even when justified. However, private moderators can legitimately suppress speech on social media.
Featuring Kerry McDonald, Adjunct scholar, Cato Institute, and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well‐Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom; Jessica Koehler, “Beyond School Walls” columnist for Psychology Today and founder, Koehler Academy; and Brian Ray, President and Founder, National Home Education Research Institute; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.