Compulsion for Its Own Sake?

Back at Law & Liberty, Dr. Dalrymple considers the growing popularity among governments of making Covid vaccinations compulsory, and our favorite doctor takes a firm stand against such ill-conceived measures.

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In summary, I conclude that there is no reason to make vaccination against Covid compulsory, not even for subgroups of the population. To do so risks provoking civil unrest for no good reason. This conclusion is provisional: I do not exclude the possibility that one day compulsory vaccination might be justified, though I do not expect it ever to be so and think we are far from that situation now. Of course, governments love compulsion for its own sake: it lets the population know who is boss.

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