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Was Justice Harlan a communist?

This case upheld a Mass. law requiring small pox vaccincation, but I'll be damned if its not on point with regard to countless folks here on SW screaming "Mah Freedom" trumps everything else.




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[T]he [b]liberty[/b] secured by the Constitution of the United States to every person within its jurisdiction [b]does not import an absolute right in each person to be, at all times and in all circumstances, wholly freed from restraint. There are manifold restraints to which every person is necessarily subject for the common good. On any other basis organized society could not exist with safety to its members. Society based on the rule that each one is a law unto himself would soon be confronted with disorder and anarchy. Real liberty for all could not exist under the operation of a principle which recognizes the right of each individual person to use his own, whether in respect of his person or his property, regardless of the injury that may be done to others.[/b] This court has more than once recognized it as a fundamental principle that 'persons and property are subjected to all kinds of restraints and burdens in order to secure the general comfort, health, and prosperity of the state; of the perfect right of the legislature to do which no question ever was, or upon acknowledged general principles ever can be, made, so far as natural persons are concerned.' ...

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[i]Jacobson v. Massachussetts[/i], 25 S.Ct. 358 (1905) (Harlan, J) (Emphasis added).

Thanks to [@627992,Graylight] for leading me to this quote.
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eli1601 · 61-69, M
ineedadrink · 51-55, M
The Chinese got to him too, decades before Mao came to power? Who'd a thunk it? 😉
Northwest · M
[quote]This court has more than once recognized it as a fundamental principle that 'persons and property are subjected to all kinds of restraints and burdens in order to secure the general comfort, health, and prosperity of the state[/quote]

Are you saying that forcing people to wear masks, or those who do not have a physical condition that prevents them from being vaccinated, to get vaccinated, may be perfectly Constitutional, as in my liberties stop where everyone else's/public begins? That's quite the concept 😂
[@9416,Northwest] IKR. I've said it a dozen times here, and this sums it up nicely, from Harlan no less and not RBG or the like.
tindrummer · M
assuming trumpista are natural, i.e. normal, is the problem

 
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