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Red and Blue America Agree That Now Is the Time to Violate the Constitution

People of both parties seem rather okay with undermining core civil liberties in order to fight the pandemic.
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Countries are taking extraordinary measures to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these measures and may also violate rights guaranteed by national constitutions. Italy’s complete lockdown, enforced by criminal penalties, . Norwegian lawmakers have proposed that temporarily gives the government unprecedented power to override the constitution and national laws to thwart the virus. Meanwhile, without consulting the Israeli Parliament, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allowing for stunning surveillance power to combat the virus. Never one to waste a good crisis, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán will likely be able to rule by decree for the.

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